A wrongful death is an unexpected, tragic occurrence that is typically caused by negligent actions. Going through an unfortunate event like this generally takes a long-period of time for people to cope with. If you had a loved one pass away from a wrongful death, we are sending you our deepest condolences.
While you are going through this difficult time in your life, you may be asking yourself how you can get closure from this unfortunate incident. If you would like to sue the party at-fault, it would be best for you to reach out to a wrongful death attorney. The victim’s heir(s) are given the right to attain compensation for economic and non-economic damages that were caused by their loved one’s wrongful death. Recoverable compensation includes medical bills, loss of earning capacity, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and more.
If you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another individual, West Coast Trial Lawyers has experienced Long Beach wrongful death attorneys who will get you the justice you deserve. We have won over 5,000 personal injury cases and recovered more than $1 billion in settlements for our clients. Due to our achievements, we are confident that we will deliver a good settlement that will help cover for any losses you have suffered through during this difficult time in your life.
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Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or medical expert commits improper or reckless actions that leave the patient injured or dead. There could be various actions committed that can negatively impact a patient, such as incorrectly diagnosing their problem or providing them with the wrong treatment plan. These two requirements must be met in order for medical malpractice to occur:
There are several types of negligence actions a doctor may commit that can be classified as medical malpractice. This includes the doctor:
Here are some situations that do not qualify as a medical malpractice:
A hospital is expected to provide the utmost care to its patients. This requires frequently checking on a patient to make sure they are doing okay or asking if the patient needs any assistance. Staff members must also show a respectable tone of voice when speaking to a patient to make the patient feel comfortable during their stay in the hospital. Furthermore, each medical staff member must be aware of what they are doing when it comes to performing certain actions, such as giving the correct medication and dosage amount, administering a blood test properly, or properly performing an imaging test. Unfortunately, cases have been reported where a hospital has mistreated multiple patients, which has led to many injuries and deaths. A hospital will be held liable for a patient’s death if:
A hospital is not liable for negligent actions committed by a doctor or nurse towards a patient if they are not employed under the hospital. To determine what their employment status is, employment contracts must be reviewed to fully understand the amount of control the hospital has over them.
If the hospital does have a significant amount of control over the doctor or nurse, then the court can identify them as employees. It is best to hire a Long Beach wrongful death attorney to help you handle this type of case as it can be quite complex to figure it all out on your own.
If your loved one was a victim of a wrongful death due to the negligence of a doctor, nurse, or hospital, West Coast Trial Lawyers has experienced Long Beach wrongful death attorneys that will get you the justice you deserve. Our attorneys will help you recover financial and emotional compensation for damages such as emotional distress, lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.