Wrongful Death Caused by Medical Malpractice

California Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Each year in the United States, there are nearly 100,000 wrongful deaths that result from medical malpractice. A wrongful death is a death that should have been prevented, as it was caused by another party’s negligent actions. Wrongful deaths can arise from a number of medical mistakes, such as late diagnoses, incorrect treatments, pharmaceutical errors, and many more.

Elite Injury Attorneys NetworkIf you have lost a loved one due to medical malpractice, you probably have questions in addition to feelings of loss and anger. A wrongful death attorney can help you get started with your claim. An attorney from the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC, will work at finding you the most qualified California medical malpractice lawyer for your case if your claim has merit—at no cost to you.

Lessening Your Financial Burden

Although a wrongful death claim cannot bring your loved one back or ease the pain of their loss, it can hold the negligent party accountable and help you recover money to cover funeral costs and other expenses to help lessen the burden.

Those who can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of their family member include immediate family such as parents, children and siblings, along with other members of the decedent’s estate who have experienced a significant financial setback because of the wrongful death.

Situations That Can Lead to a Wrongful Death

There are a variety of situations where a California patient can suffer a wrongful death, including:

  • Surgical mistakes or carelessness during surgery
  • Prescription errors
  • Bacterial infection
  • Delivery errors, causing a life-threatening birth injury
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
  • Defective medical products
  • Hospital negligence
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Negligent follow-up care

You may have a valid California wrongful death claim if you have a considerable loss of income that presents financial hardship after the passing of your loved one. If you lost your inheritance due to the death of that individual, you may also be entitled to compensation. The money you may be eligible for includes damages to reimburse you for burial costs, hospital bills, loss of future earnings potential and emotional damages like grief and loss of companionship.

If you live in California and you or a family member has suffered a wrongful death or severe injury because of medical malpractice, please complete our online form and a lawyer from the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC will attempt to find a California medical malpractice lawyer to help you fight for your rights and recover the damages you deserve.