Wrongful Death as a Result of Medical Malpractice
The taking of a life by medical malpractice is inexcusable. This type of wrongful death can stem from:
- Birth injuries
- Emergency room negligence
- Failure to diagnose cancer
- Incorrect diagnosis and treatment
- Improper dosage of medication
- Surgical errors
- Improper monitoring
In addition to suffering the emotional torment of losing a loved one to an unjustifiable, untimely and preventable death, you are likely to suffer losses such as the financial contributions and companionship of the deceased. Dependants of the deceased will lose the loved one's guidance and advice. In the immediate aftermath of the wrongful death, you will face funeral expenses and other end-of-life costs.
Medical malpractice can be the foundation of a wrongful death claim. When a medical professional deviates from accepted standards of providing healthcare, the professional's carelessness may be legally considered negligence.
If medical malpractice caused the wrongful death of your loved one, you deserve compensation for the hardship you will endure. Although no one expects compensation to reverse the pain caused by an irrevocable loss, a monetary award helps you pay for the expenses caused by the death, and the award holds the negligent healthcare professional responsible for his or her actions.
To learn more about filing a wrongful death claim, please contact Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller to schedule a consultation with our experienced medical malpractice lawyers in Philadelphia.