According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death among Americans, right after heart disease and cancer.
If you’ve lost someone you love while in medical care, it may have been due to a medical mistake.
Let’s be realistic, doctors and hospitals often become aware that they’ve made a mistake during the course of the medical care because they are trained to look closely when a patient’s condition deteriorates.
Who protects you when medical mistakes happen?
If you’ve lost a loved one to a medical mistake, the last thing you want or should be worrying about are what legal hassles you may be facing.
That’s why Silkman Law Firm, as experienced personal injury attorneys dealing with medical mistakes and wrongful death suits, take your claims very seriously.
We will review your case and determine if you are eligible for compensation for loss of companionship, loss of financial support, reasonable burial and funeral expenses, and medical expenses, just to name a few recoverable damages.
Layers of responsibility in medical mistake cases.
Pursuing a hospital may mean pursuing multiple layers of responsibility including hospital administration, emergency room staff, surgeons, anesthesiologist, and nurses. Each of the professionals involved, hospital protocol, and more have to be investigated to determine who is responsible and what their level of responsibility is in the death of your loved one.
Having an experienced medical malpractice attorney on your side simplifies the process because we understand the complexities of cases like yours.
What if the hospital says they want to settle the medical mistake injury case with me?
The insurance companies representing the hospital, doctors, and nurses will fight to deny or minimize your compensation. If they say they will settle, let them know you’re working with a personal injury attorney. Don’t give them an answer before speaking to us. It’s likely they want to settle for far less than what you deserve.
Protecting your rights as aggressively as the hospital will protect theirs.
As your experienced medical malpractice attorney, we will contact your insurance company, hospital and medical providers to let them know we are pursuing a case. The proceeds from the medical malpractice case can be used to pay medical debt.
If you’ve lost a loved one to medical mistakes, you need a lawyer who will fight hard for your rights and make sure you get the protection you deserve.
Hire the Silkman Law Firm to handle your wrongful death lawsuit. We’ll work diligently on your behalf to pursue justice.