A previous post here discussed the sometimes deadly problem of misdiagnosing pulmonary embolism. Sadly, however, pulmonary embolism is not the only life-threatening condition that doctors may fail to identify in their patients. Cancer, heart conditions, nervous system disorders and a host of other serious medical conditions can be overlooked by medical professionals when they fail to meet their duty of care to their patients.
The results of a misdiagnosis or a failed diagnosis can be deadly. Families who have lost loved ones to medical mistakes like these understand the grief that comes with knowing their relatives' lives may have been saved had their doctors taken the time to properly investigate the causes of their ailments. Nothing can bring back a person who died because of a medical mistake, but litigation may help survivors cope with their loss without experiencing financial strain.
Wrongful death claims are based off of personal injury theories of law. Duty, breach of duty, injury and damages all must be proven in order for aggrieved individuals to recover financial compensation. Establishing a claim for wrongful death damages can take time, and it is important to know how to successfully prove a case.
At our law firm, we understand that loss is a difficult thing for a family to move past. In fact, the grief of losing important people can linger forever. Our law firm recognizes the sensitive nature of wrongful death claims and supports individuals who choose to pursue them. Through legal know-how and client-focused guidance, our law firm treats clients with respect when they are going through some of life's most difficult events.