If you or a loved one have been injured because of someone else was reckless, careless, or negligent, you may be eligible for financial compensation for your pain, and should seek experienced legal representation immediately. At The Jaklitsch Law Group, experienced personal injury and accident lawyers can help you protect and exercise your right to financial compensation for injury or death.
Negligence Causing Death
In the worst case, negligence is fatal. When someone dies because a person or organization was negligent in their care, the fatality is referred to as wrongful death. Jaklitsch Law Group can help you recover compensation in the case of a wrongful death for emotional suffering and loss of companionship and financial support of the deceased. Such compensation can also cover any relevant medical bills or property damage caused by negligent care.
If your loved one passed away due to medical malpractice contact the Jaklitsch Law Group today and get started on your case.
Jaklitsch Law Group: Wrongful Death Lawyer
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According to the statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other parties, over 100,000 people unnecessarily die annually from medical malpractice inside and outside of hospitals. Most cases of death due to malpractice result from medical error, which is when a health care provider on purpose or by accident chooses an inappropriate method of care or improperly executes an appropriate method of care. A classic case of medical malpractice would be if the doctor or nurse clearly disregarded the well-being of the patient and performed the minimal care required by the hospital, thus causing them to die. Medical errors are also described as human errors in healthcare. However, the definition often changes, as there are many types of medical error of different magnitudes of severity, and it is often difficult to determine whether it was human error that caused an injury, illness, or death. In addition, a hospital, doctor, or other health care provider will naturally want to define medical error to minimize the number of deaths caused by error or malpractice to make their statistics look better. No hospital or doctor wants to have an unusually high rate of medical error because people will wonder why patients keep being injured or killed. However, although hospitals and doctors seek to minimize their mistakes, it is still standard practice to purchase insurance against any medical error or malpractice suit.
Regardless of how medical malpractice is defined, what is and will remain clear is that you have lost a dearly loved one close to you, and should be compensated for that loss. Maryland law permits seeking compensation for both economic and emotional damages. Emotional damage would be damages such as “loss of love and support” and “loss of companionship”. However, the amount of compensation that can be sought for such damages in limited. On the other hand though, compensation is not limited for quantifiable economic damages such as lost income or pension, medical expenses incurred, and funeral expenses. So if your family member died because of medical malpractice, you can file for not only emotional damages but receive all costs associated with the medical care and funeral.
Normally, standards and regulations are in place to prevent such tragedies, but occasionally mistakes are made, and in such cases, due compensation must be had. Wrongful death claims may be filed by immediate family members in Maryland, such as a spouse, parent (even of adult children), or a child of a lost one. If there are no direct family members, a member of the extended family may be able to file claims–contact a member of Jaklitsch Law Group.
Upper Marlboro Wrongful Death Lawyers
Attorneys at Jaklitsch Law Group will do their best to help clients who lost a loved one in a wrongful death, walking clients through the process, handling medical bills, and providing other assistance, including referring clients to mental health professionals to help them through the grieving process. Once initial arrangements have been made, the focus is on maximizing financial compensation, making sure the jury understands the true depth of the client’s loss.
It can be extremely tragic to lose a loved one due to medical malpractice or other form of negligence. Jaklitsch Law Group can help you recover as much financial compensation as possible from such a loss, because you deserve it for your pain. It is your right as an American to be compensated for error that has been made resulting in death or grievous harm.
Contact our firm today to get started on your case.
From our office in Upper Marlboro and Annapolis, we represent injured people throughout Prince George’s County, Anne Arundel County and in southern Maryland (Baltimore, Bowie, Suitland-Silver Hill, Greenbelt, Waldorf, Saint Charles, Clinton, Parole, and Columbia).