Causes of Death
Medical Errors & Medications
Medical errors are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Dangerous drugs, defective medical devices, and medical mistakes caused by careless medical professionals may result in the premature death of patients.
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Medical Malpractice and Dangerous Drugs
When seeking medical treatment, we expect that our physicians will be competent and that the medications and medical devices we put into our bodies will be safe. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.
Medical professionals may cut corners while treating a patient, resulting in catastrophic consequences. Pharmaceutical companies often rush new drugs and devices to the market without warning of potentially fatal side effects and complications. These mistakes can result in the sudden death of our loved ones.
Have you lost a loved one because a doctor was careless in some capacity or a medication or device they relied on caused unreasonable harm? Although nothing can fully replace their presence in your life, it is important that you understand your legal options. Contact Mourn to schedule a free legal consultation with a medical error fatalities attorney. You may be able to recover compensation for a variety of losses.
What You Need to Know About Medical Malpractice
Medical professionals are expected to provide their patients with a certain standard of care. They sometimes fail to live up to this duty. Although the specific criteria for medical malpractice lawsuits can vary from one state to another, in general, medical malpractice cases involve doctors providing care (or failing to provide care) in a manner that deviates from the normal care a doctor in their position would provide.
Medical error is one form of medical malpractice. Sadly, it is not uncommon for medical errors to cause premature death. A victim’s surviving loved ones can pursue compensation when this happens by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.
The loss of a loved one is a devastating experience. This is particularly true when a death could have been avoided had another party not been negligent.
The emotional toll of an unexpected death is not the only struggle you may experience in the aftermath of a passing. After a loved one’s death, you will likely have to pay for a funeral, which can be costly.
Unfortunately, the financial consequences of an unexpected death can be long-lasting. For example, your loved one may have been the main financial provider in your family. The loss of their income will dramatically impact your life. Additionally, you may now need to hire others to fill roles your loved one filled, such as for childcare.
You may potentially be compensated for such losses if your loved one’s death was the result of a medical error. The following points will help you better understand your legal options in these circumstances.
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