When your loved one went into surgery, you thought everything would go fine. It was a standard procedure, and the risks were low. When it began to pass the time when the surgeon told you the surgery would be finished, you began to worry.
Those worries ended up being for good reason. Later that day, you were told that your loved one had passed away due to anesthesia complications, and now you're looking at your legal options because those issues never should have happened during the surgery.
What is a wrongful death?
A wrongful death lawsuit is one that focuses on the death of an individual. This lawsuit is brought by the family of someone who has passed away due to negligence or the intentional act of another party. It's possible for a medical malpractice lawsuit to also involve a wrongful death and vice-versa.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is when a medical provider makes an error or fails to provide adequate care to an individual based on the current standards expected of them. Medical malpractice can result in injuries or death.
Medical malpractice generally involves surgical errors, medical errors during, before or after childbirth, mistakes in administering medications and other mistakes or negligent acts.
What should you do if you lose a loved one in a medical setting?
Depending on the case, you may want to file a wrongful death lawsuit, medical malpractice lawsuit or both together. You may want to speak with a professional, since your state may have limits on how much you can obtain for medical malpractice-related losses. Our website has more information.