A wrongful death claim asserts a person has died due to the negligence or actions of another, and the victim’s survivors are entitled to compensation as a result of the death.
One of the most common causes of wrongful death is medical malpractice. Medical malpractice refers to errors or mistakes that occur in a medical context that result in injuries or death to the patient. Healthcare professionals and healthcare facilities can all be held legally responsible for medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice is the third most prominent cause of death in this country, with heart disease and cancer in the lead. Over a quarter of a million Americans die every year as a result of medical malpractice. The misdiagnosis of breast cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, heart attack and appendicitis are the five diseases or conditions cited most in medical malpractice allegations. Misdiagnosis results in delayed treatment or possibly the wrong treatment, often resulting in a wrongful death.
A wrongful death leaves those left behind to cope with a devastating situation, emotionally, financially and legally. The laws involved in wrongful death cases are very complex, and the statute of limitations varies from state to state.
If you live in Atlanta, Georgia or the surrounding area and someone you love was the victim of a wrongful death, please contact the Atlanta office of Robbins Law, PC today to schedule a confidential consultation at no cost to you with an experienced wrongful death attorney to protect your legal rights and obtain for you the compensation you are entitled to.