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Who may pursue a wrongful death claim?

Hospitals provide medical services for those individuals who need treatment and care for their injuries and illnesses. Although many Houston residents enter hospital facilities with medical problems and leave with their health on the mend, others suffer significant and preventable setbacks. These setbacks are sometimes caused by their doctors, nurses and other care providers because they fail to exercise their duties of care. In the most tragic cases, some patients lose their lives due to incidents of medical malpractice.

When a person suffers the loss of a loved one due to a doctor error, medical mistake or other medical malpractice event, they may not know what recourse they can pursue. In Texas, some surviving family members have rights to seek compensation for their losses, when the negligent and reckless conduct of health care providers results in patient fatalities.

Under the state's wrongful death statute, the mother, father, spouse or child of a medical malpractice victim can sue the responsible parties for their losses. They must prove that the accused individual or individuals caused their loved one's death, as well as other elements of the wrongful death claim. Other requirements may attach to pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit and readers with specific questions about this personal injury claim are asked to discuss their legal needs with personal injury attorneys.

A wrongful death lawsuit may result in compensation being awarded to the plaintiff that must be paid by the legally responsible parties. Compensation may be awarded for many losses, including, but not limited to, the deceased victim's medical bills and pain and suffering.

Medical malpractice is a problem for many individuals who live in Texas. Those who had to endure the loss of loved ones because of needless mistakes at the hands of doctors are encouraged to explore their rights to pursue wrongful death claims and the compensation that they deserve.

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