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Proving fault in a wrongful death case may not be straightforward

On Behalf of | Aug 19, 2015 | Wrongful Death

It typically is not possible for a layperson in Virginia, or in any other state in the U.S., to treat their own illness. Normal, everyday people often do not have the necessary medical knowledge to assess and implement accurate and adequate treatment. Hence, a visit to the doctor often becomes mandatory in the case of an illness. A person expects that the doctor will administer the appropriate treatment; however, that is often not the case. Unfortunately, a patient may be seriously injured or die because of a medical professional’s negligence.

The loss of a loved one can be very painful for a deceased’s family and his or her close friends. If the deceased person had contributed money to the household, it also means the loss of income. Under those circumstances, the surviving members of the family may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit if the death was caused by the negligence of another. In a wrongful death lawsuit, an experienced attorney can stand by a family’s side as it fights to prove the case in court.

A fatality in a hospital can be caused by many different things, including a wrong diagnosis. In fact, that is one of the most common causes of medical fatalities. When a person suffers or dies because of wrong diagnosis, it is important for the surviving family members to receive the compensation they need to recoup their losses and carry on with life.

However, winning a medical malpractice lawsuit is not always easy. The person who has filed the lawsuit will have to work hard to prove that compensation is justifiable, which means satisfactorily showing negligence and causation. In such a case, an attorney can be extremely valuable. Carter Craig, Attorneys at Law, have decades of experience handling these types of cases, and stands ready to stand up for victims’ rights.