Medical malpractice can cause serious injuries to patients in hospitals, emergency rooms and clinics across New York. Unfortunately, for many families, a single act of medical malpractice in New York can result in the death of a loved one who should have otherwise survived. When medical malpractice results in the death of a patient, their surviving family members may be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.
The New York wrongful death attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy accept a variety of wrongful death cases, including those stemming from the following medical errors:
- Failure to diagnose
- Surgical errors
- Medication mistakes
- Failure to follow-up
Although doctors, surgeons and medical professionals are well-educated and expected to live up to a certain standard of care, in some instances, they may fail to uphold this duty. Should this occur, and a patient dies as a result, their surviving family members can file a wrongful death claim for the medical malpractice incident.
Filing a New York wrongful death claim allows surviving family members the opportunity to recover compensation for funeral expenses and other damages incurred as a result of their loss. Although a substantial wrongful death settlement or verdict amount cannot replace a loved one, relieving the financial burden incurred as a result of an unexpected loss can help surviving family members cope. Furthermore, knowing the negligent party is being held accountable may provide a certain degree of solace.
If you lost a loved one due to medical negligence and are interested in pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit in New York, click the link below to contact our experienced attorneys today.