Wrongful Death Lawyer

New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers

When someone dies because of a medical provider’s negligence, the survivors are left wondering how this tragedy could have happened. Although we trust health care professionals to provide us with safe, effective treatment, this does not always happen. If a wrongful death has occurred, you have the right to file a suit and recover the damages you and your family are entitled to.

Elite Injury Attorneys NetworkThe theory behind a wrongful death lawsuit is that the wrongful death—in addition to injuring the person who died—also harmed the people who depended on the victim for financial and emotional support.

Have you lost a loved one because of medical malpractice? Talk to a lawyer with Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC. If your case appears to have merit, Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC will work to find you a qualified New Jersey medical malpractice lawyer, for no added cost.

Malpractice That May Result in Death

There are hundreds of actions that can result in a death for a New Jersey patient. Some categories of medical malpractice that may claim the life of your loved one include:

  • Failure to treat
  • Delayed diagnosis of cancer or other life-threatening disease
  • Mistakes made during surgery
  • Failure to provide the appropriate follow-up care
  • Prescription errors
  • Bacterial infections
  • Injuries resulting from labor or delivery (to the mother or child)
  • Failure to perform the appropriate diagnostic tests

Damages in a Wrongful Death Case

Although monetary compensation cannot bring your loved one back, it can help alleviate financial stress so you and your family can focus on funeral arrangements and have time to grieve. There are various types of damages that you may be able to recover depending on your case, including:

  • Medical bills prior to the death
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of companionship
  • Grief and sorrow
  • Loss of future earnings (based on life expectancy)
  • Loss of any inheritance

Who Can File a Claim?

Immediate family members of the deceased can generally file a wrongful death suit. This includes brothers, sisters, parents, children, or any other family member who has experienced a significant financial setback because of the death.

If some you love has died a wrongful death because of medical negligence, please fill out our online form and the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC will work to find you an experienced New Jersey medical malpractice lawyer to take your case, if it appears to have merit.