Wrongful Death Claims Caused by Medical Malpractice

Georgia Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Medical malpractice is a common cause of wrongful death, and a major problem in Georgia hospitals and medical facilities throughout the country. National statistics show that in 2005 alone, 98,000 wrongful deaths occurred in the United States due to medical malpractice and doctor negligence. This makes medical malpractice the eighth leading cause of death in the nation.

Elite Injury Attorneys NetworkIf you suspect medical malpractice caused the death of your loved one, the law is there to protect you. A lawyer from the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC, will attempt to find a Georgia medical malpractice lawyer if your case appears valid, for no extra cost.

Situations That May Result in Wrongful Death

There are a number of reasons that your loved one may have suffered a wrongful death due to medical malpractice. Some of the most common reasons include:

  • Mistakes during surgery
  • Prescription errors
  • Delayed or improper treatment
  • Bacterial infections
  • Birth injuries
  • Delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis
  • Anesthesia error

Who May File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Relatives and other members of the decedent’s estate who have experienced a significant financial setback because of the wrongful death are often the people who can file a wrongful death suit. This generally includes parents, children, siblings and any dependents. Also, if you lose your inheritance due to the death of that individual, you may be able to file a claim.

Damages awarded in wrongful death suits may include money to cover medical bills and funeral expenses, along with money to cover the loss of future earnings capacity. Non-monetary damages may also be awarded for grief and loss of companionship.

If you are a Georgia resident who has lost a loved one because of medical malpractice, please complete our online form and the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC will review your case. If you have a valid claim, we will attempt to match you with a Georgia medical malpractice lawyer who can help you through the claims process.