Scott & Cain, Attorneys at Law

Free Consultation

865-525-2150

Weekends & Evening Appointments Available

Wrongful death protections for medical malpractice victims

Wrongful death legal protections are available when a family member or loved one has been killed because of the negligence of doctor, nurse, hospital or other medical care professional. These are important protections to be familiar with when a loved one has died because of a medical error.

A wrongful death claim for damages can help surviving family members with their emotional and financial damages suffered because of the unexpected loss of a loved one due to medical malpractice. Damages may include pain and suffering; medical and funeral expenses; loss of consortium and loss of companionship; lost prospect of inheritance; loss of past and future wages and earning capacity; and loss of support and services, as well as other damages depending on the circumstances.

A medical malpractice claim for damages may be made when a medical care professional provides medical care that falls below the accepted standard of care. If the medical care rendered below the standard of care resulted in the death of the victim, a wrongful death claim for damages can be brought on behalf of the lost loved one's estate for the benefit of surviving family members of the loved who may be coping with unthinkable emotional and financial challenges all at once.

Medical malpractice and wrongful death claims for damages can be complex which is why trained guidance through the process can be helpful. It is essential for family members who have wrongfully lost a loved one to be familiar with the legal protections available to them.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
City View Politics And The Law 2014 | Justice is not for sale | Named Top Attorneys as listed in CITYVIEW magazine for 9 years running since its inception Peer Review Rated 2018 | LexisNexis | Martindale Hubbell | For Ethical Standards And Legal Ability Best Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers Super Lawyers
Email Us For a Response

How Can We Help You?

Weekend And Evening Appointments Are Available By Request

Contact the Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Location:

550 West Main Street, Suite 601
Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone: 865-525-2150
Fax: 865-525-2120
Knoxville Law Office Map

Phone Numbers: