Medical malpractice attorneys serve grieving families in many ways following a wrongful death. In a nutshell, they take on the legal obligations that go into holding a negligent health care provider (or facility) accountable. With legal advocacy, you can focus on celebrating your loved one’s life and getting closure. Our medical malpractice attorneys offer comprehensive advocacy to wrongful death claimants. We file your claim, assess your losses, and compel fair compensation from the liable party—all without charging you anything upfront.
If you are considering pursuing a medical malpractice case, a lawyer can serve your interests by:
Learning Who Contributed to Your Injury
In some medical negligence cases, there could be more than one defendant who could be held financially accountable because the harm was the result of multiple mistakes.
For example, the hospital might not have had adequate pre-op protocols to prevent wrong-side surgery from happening, and the surgeon might not have reviewed the patient’s medical chart carefully to make sure that they operated on the correct side of the body. Here, your lawyer can consult with field experts, review your medical records, and otherwise investigate your case to hold the negligent parties accountable.
Gathering Evidence to Prove the Defendant’s Malpractice
It can be challenging to obtain medical records from the doctor and hospital—particularly if they know that a medical error caused your loved one’s passing. Our attorneys can subpoena the records necessary to establish the existence of medical mistakes.
Calculating Your Losses
Our medical malpractice attorneys want to understand the cost of your past, present, and future injury-related losses, so we understand what constitutes a fair settlement offer. We review your damages’ cost by learning the details of your loved one’s passing and its economic impact on your family.
Negotiating Directly with the Defendant’s Professional Liability Insurance Carrier
It can be intimidating to try to negotiate with a billion-dollar malpractice insurance company on your own without having a lawyer on your side. Tackling a claims adjuster and their fleet of lawyers puts you at an unfair advantage and adds stress that you do not need in your life.
Medical malpractice attorneys can work directly with the defendant and their professional liability carrier to seek a fair settlement. When we take your case, we do everything possible to recover everything you need and deserve. We combat bad-faith insurance practices, adhere to all case-specific deadlines, and put your needs first.
Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit (if Necessary)
Although most civil cases settle without going to trial, it might be necessary to file a lawsuit if the other party denies liability. While recuperating from the unexpected loss of a loved one, we take on everything your case requires, from cross-examining witnesses to making closing arguments.
With our law firm’s support, you don’t have to lift a finger when it comes to your case’s many obligations. You focus on spending time with your family. We take care of everything else.
You Get Our Legal Services Without Paying Anything Upfront
You may feel tempted to handle a wrongful death claim on your own because you have financial concerns about hiring a lawyer. You don’t have to worry about attorney’s fees with our medical malpractice lawyers because we work on a contingency-fee basis.
Under this fee arrangement, you do not have to pay upfront legal fees to get our help. Instead, we receive a percentage of the settlement or court award for our legal fees. Also, our no-fee guarantee means that if you do not win, you do not owe us anything.
Medical Malpractice Attorneys Help Families Recover Wrongful Death Damages
Every case is different, so we cannot guarantee a specific dollar amount that a given case will recover. Still, here are some monetary damages that we have won for our clients:
- Final medical expenses
- End-of-life care costs (such as hospice)
- Funeral costs and burial expenses
- Loss of the income and services the deceased person provided for the family
- Loss of consortium, education, and guidance
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
- Anything out of pocket you spent related to your loved one’s passing
Depending on the unique facts of your situation, we could pursue additional economic and non-economic damages to those listed here.
Your Lawyer Can Comply With the Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations
Medical malpractice wrongful death cases play by different rules than standard wrongful death claims. For example, in a typical wrongful death case, you have three years to file a lawsuit seeking compensation from the negligent party. In CCP § 340.5, however, the filing deadline could be as short as one year after the discovery that medical malpractice was the cause of death.
Begin Your Free Case Review With KJT Law Group Now
Our medical malpractice attorneys help grieving families recover compensation in wrongful death cases—plain and simple. From the moment you entrust us with your case, we’re committed to doing everything in our power to secure financial recovery. Starting the road to justice begins with a free, no-obligation consultation. Call now and learn what our lawyers can do for you. Dial (818) 507-8525.