How Much Compensation Will I Get For A Fatal Medical Mistake?
When a healthcare provider causes the death of a patient due to their careless or negligent actions, a victim may have to file a lawsuit in order to recover the compensation they deserve. The team at Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC is ready to get to work on your behalf. We will sit down and evaluate your case and then get to work investigating what happened. Each case is different, and how much compensation you get depends on a variety of factors. Our medical malpractice attorneys in Charlotte are ready to get to work today.
What factors go into these cases?
When looking at a medical malpractice case that leads to wrongful death, there will be a variety of factors that go into how much compensation your family will receive. Generally, the plaintiffs in these cases can recover the following:
- Lost earnings of the deceased
- Lost employment benefits
- Coverage of pre-death medical bills
- Pain and suffering damages the deceased experienced before their death
In addition to these damages, plaintiffs in these cases can recover damages for funeral and burial expenses. If family members were supported by the deceased, they could be entitled to damages for the loss of support for the length of time the deceased would have supported them in the future.
A deceased’s spouse is also entitled to damages for loss of consortium for their pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of companionship damages.
In these cases, there is also the possibility of punitive damages against a medical provider that was grossly negligent in their duties, or of their actions were willful or performed in malice.
Properly calculating these damages will takes the help of medical and economic experts. There is no set amount that a wrongful death or medical malpractice case will bring for those suffering from a loss, but the total compensation could be considerable. Please keep in mind that there is a three-year statute of limitations for these cases, so contact an attorney now to get your case moving forward.
How common are medical mistakes?
Johns Hopkins researchers say that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the US, claiming the lives of approximately 250,000 people each year. Some of the most common fatal errors include:
- Surgical mistakes
- Emergency room errors
- Mistakes made during childbirth
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
- Nursing errors
- Medication mistakes
- Hospital negligence
- Healthcare-acquired infections
How can we help you through this?
You should never have to worry about whether you will be compensated for the loss of a loved one caused by a medical mistake injury. Unfortunately, getting the compensation you deserve will not be easy to do on your own. At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, we are going to handle this for you. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. When you need a Charlotte medical malpractice attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 704-335-1500.