Losing a loved one is never easy, but it can be particularly difficult to cope with the loss when your loved one has suffered a wrongful death caused by medical malpractice or negligence. Dealing with the burden of funeral expenses, medical bills, and other financial responsibilities while coping with the resulting anger and grief can be paralyzing. Sorting out the issues and rights of the deceased and the remaining family members can be overwhelming. At The Cochran Firm, D.C., you will find a Washington, D.C. medical malpractice attorney who has been representing wrongful death victims and their families for more than 25 years.
Causes of Wrongful Death
A wrongful death can be caused by the negligence of individuals or organizations that led to the death of your loved one. Below you can see the most common examples of these cases:
- Medical Malpractice – People trust doctors and hospitals to provide medical care that meets an acceptable standard of care during every visit. However, there are cases in which a medical professional will not provide standard care, such as a misdiagnosis or surgical error that will result in malpractice charges.
- Transit Accidents – When a fatal auto, motorcycle, bus or Metro accident occurs, the responsible party may need to pay compensation to persons injured as a result of the accident. In addition to the driver of another vehicle, responsible parties may include transit organizations, such as metro transit systems or trucking companies.
- Defective Products – In a perfect world, all products would be safe for consumer use, but defective medical devices, medications, machinery, and even toys can cause undue harm to consumers. If a defective product is the cause of your loved one’s death, the manufacturer or the retailer may be held financially responsible.
Pursuing a Wrongful Death Case
Anyone who is a spouse, parent, or financial dependent of an individual who has suffered a wrongful death may sue the parties responsible.
Sandra Robinson can provide you with reliable, compassionate representation in a wrongful death case in Washington, D.C. or Maryland. With our team on your side, you can focus on honoring and memorializing your loved one while we work aggressively to seek the compensation you deserve. To schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case, contact us.