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How are damages different in a wrongful death case?

Whenever someone passes away as a result of a doctor's error, the family members of the deceased may have the right to pursue wrongful death claims. A wrongful death claim related to medical malpractice, however, is different from a claim related to a car accident, drowning or premises liability incident. That's because of the environment and circumstances that might lead to a malpractice death.

What factors will affect the amount of a wrongful death recovery?

Most family members who are pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit want an idea of how much money in damages they can — or should — pursue. The answer to this question is difficult to pin down until the wrongful death suit progresses further into litigation. However, there generally needs to be a starting point, i.e., an initial dollar amount to be claimed in the lawsuit.

Lawsuit seeks $2.5 million for the wrongful death of 62-year-old

Patients going to the hospital or an outpatient facility for routine surgery aren't expecting to die on the table. Their families believe they'll be home in just a few hours and recovering safely. Sadly, that doesn't always happen. Mistakes can be made, and when they happen, patients could lose their lives.

Early Discussion and Resolution Program aims to reduce lawsuits

If you have a case of medical malpractice that you want to bring against a medical professional for neglect or mistakes that led to a loved one' death, then you may be interested in hearing more about a new dispute resolution process in Oregon. This new arrangement, called the Early Discussion and Resolution Program, would give patients or their families a chance to work through cases with the hospital or defendants before they hit trial.

Protecting yourself against a missed pulmonary embolism diagnosis

Pulmonary embolisms are potentially life-endangering conditions. This condition occurs when a blockage forms in one of the arteries spanning into the lungs. In most cases, the blockage is caused by blood clots. Most come from the legs.

Risky procedures for those over 50 put your life at risk

There are many medical procedures that are dangerous for patients of any age, but there are several that have an increased risk if you're over the age of 50. It's important for medical providers to discuss with you the increased risk of these procedures. If they don't and you end up with injuries, you could have a case for negligence or other related issues.

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