Medical Malpractice is, unfortunately, a very serious concern in our hospitals and is a leading cause of wrongful death. Over 225,000 people die from medical malpractice related injuries in a single year. A US Department of Justice report in 2007 noted that the number of payouts stemming from a survey of medical malpractice cases increased 40%. Even more alarming, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies said medication errors and malpractice potentially killed or harmed one and half million Americans in 2006 alone. For families and loved ones, wrongful death of their loved one is the ultimate statistic showing the horrors of medical malpractice.
If you Need Legal Advice Regarding a Wrongful Death, contact the Law Offices of Halkides, Morgan & Kelley.
Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?
In order for wrongful death to be attributed to medical malpractice, it must be shown that the doctor or hospital staff member act in a negligent way by either misdiagnosing an illness such as cancer or coronary artery disease, causing damage during a surgical procedure, failing to diagnose an illness or disease in time to treat it, or a similar type of medical negligence.
Proving a medical malpractice case is very complex, and requires an experienced medical malpractice attorney. If you believe you may have lost a loved one unnecessarily due to medical negligence, talk to an experience medical malpractice lawyer. These attorneys offer free consultations where you can explain your case and get legal advice regarding your options for legal remedy and compensation.