In its strictest definition, wrongful death is any loss of life that could have been prevented if another party had acted responsibly. This seems very straightforward, but in medical malpractice cases determining wrongful death requires the experience of a dedicated attorney.
The Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd. Have more than 40 years dealing with these particularly complex cases. In your time of need, we are prepared to establish liability, fight for your rights, and get you the maximum compensation you will require to carry on.
Medical Malpractice Resulting in Death
According to the Institute of Medicine, medical malpractice results in 48,000 – 98,000 preventable deaths in the United States every year. Despite this staggering number, very few medical malpractice cases result in a proper settlement for surviving family members.
There can be a number of causes of wrongful death due to medical malpractice. This may include but is not limited to:
- Surgical errors
- Medication errors
- Missed, delayed, or wrong diagnoses
- Emergency room errors
- Birth injuries
To establish liability, you will need an attorney on your side who knows how to analyze medical records and who has at his disposal the expertise of medical professionals who can find all instances of malpractice.
We work with medical experts to pour over the details of your case. This enables us to build a strong case on your behalf, hold all responsible parties liable, and fight to get you the justice you deserve.
When you lose a loved one to medical malpractice, filing a lawsuit may be the last thing on your mind. It is important to remember however that there is a statute of limitation on these claims, and the medical professionals responsible will be working to limit their liability as soon as the tragedy occurs. Only with an aggressive Chicago medical malpractice attorney on your side can you ensure you are treated fairly and provided the full compensation you deserve.
If you have lost a loved one due to medical negligence in or around Chicago, Illinois, please contact Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd. to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our medical malpractice attorneys today.