Wrongful Death Caused by Medical Malpractice

Vermont Medical Malpractice Attorneys

A wrongful death occurs when an individual dies as a direct result of a medical provider or facility’s negligent actions. This negligence can be any form of medical malpractice ranging from prescription errors and bacterial infections to failure to treat and unnecessary surgery.

Elite Injury Attorneys NetworkWrongful death claims may be filed by relatives such as parents, children, siblings, or other members of the decedent’s estate who has suffered financially because of their loved one’s untimely death.

If your loved one has suffered a wrongful death due to a hospital mistake or medical provider negligence, consult Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC. An attorney with wrongful death litigation experience will attempt to match you with a Vermont medical malpractice attorney who is suited to handle your particular case, if your case is credible, at no additional cost.

Reasons for a Medically-Negligent Wrongful Death

There are many different ways that your loved one could wrongfully die as a result of medical malpractice, such as:

  • Surgical mistakes
  • Prescription errors
  • Bacterial infections
  • Birth injuries
  • Diagnosis errors
  • Anesthesia mistakes
  • Unnecessary surgery

Recovering Compensation

Wrongful death claims must prove the same elements as any other medical malpractice case: that a medical provider or facility exhibited negligence toward the patient and that this negligence directly caused injury (or death in this case). The damages, however, are different in a wrongful death suit. You will still be eligible to collect money to cover the medical bills your loved one accumulated before he or she passed, but you may also be able to recover damages for:

  • Funeral expenses and burial costs
  • Loss of companionship
  • Lost inheritance (when applicable)
  • Loss of future income (if you depended on that person financially)
  • Emotional distress, such as pain and suffering

If your loved one has died a wrongful death in Vermont, please complete our online form and the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC will work to find you a respected Vermont medical malpractice attorney, if your claim appears valid.