When you have lost a family member due to the negligent actions of a medical professional, you have probably been left to deal with both the immense emotional impact as well as significant financial expenses and losses. You may be left facing medical expenses for treatment your loved one received before the untimely death. You also may have incurred funeral and burial expenses as a result.
If your spouse has been taken from you, you may have lost the benefit of his or her current as well as future expected income. Your pain, suffering and grief may have necessitated your need for bereavement counseling, and you may have future expenses such as college needs for your children that their parent would have provided.
When a doctor is responsible for taking the life of one of your family members, you may want to seek justice as well as compensation. By choosing to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the physician and health care facility for the harm they caused, you may be able to recover damages in order to compensate you for your economic and other losses. In the event the acts or omissions were especially reprehensible or egregious, you may also be awarded punitive damages in addition.
At our Chicago firm, we fight for our clients who have lost a loved one due to the wrongful acts of a health care practitioner or facility. It is important that families receive justice when such accidents happen. As considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit due to medical malpractice may be overwhelming for some people, we have gathered information together that may be helpful for you to consider on our wrongful death page.
Source: Marian A. Morawicz, LTD., "CHICAGO WRONGFUL DEATH LAWYER", January 07, 2015