It's one thing when a loved one dies after being hospitalized or treated by a doctor. That happens all the time, unfortunately. It's another thing altogether when the death is suspected to have been caused by the hospital or the doctor. If a patient is injured due to the negligence of a hospital or doctor, the patient may have a medical malpractice claim. If the patient dies, the family may have a wrongful death claim.
A few weeks ago we told you about a tragic, heartbreaking case from here in Pennsylvania. A mother reportedly told her doctors that her newborn baby may have come into contact with the whooping cough virus. Despite her repeated warnings, her doctors allegedly did not diagnose the baby with whooping cough in time, and the little one died after contracting the disease. A jury awarded the woman $4 million on her wrongful death claim.
When a family has lost a loved one because of the negligence of another party, the family will want to know how to seek justice. Here at the Law Firm of Leisawitz Heller, we have helped many people seek justice for the wrongs they have suffered. Our goal is to help our clients seek closure through the legal system. Finding out what went wrong and why is a major part of the process of seeking justice in a wrongful death case.
Our team focuses on the details that make recovery possible. While nothing can bring back a loved one, we are dedicated to helping our clients seek justice and closure. For more, please see the wrongful death page on our website.