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Florida Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Fighting For Your Justice

Wrongful Death Cases in Florida

Seek Justice with a Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyer

The passing of a loved one can be a devastating experience for a family to endure, especially if the circumstances involve the negligence of a medical professional. If your parent, child or spouse has lost their life due to a medical error, you may be able to receive monetary compensation with the help of a skilled attorney from David C. Rash P.A.

Our firm's experienced Florida medical malpractice attorneys have more than 25 years of experience handling these types of cases, and we are confident that we can maximize your chances of securing a desirable outcome for your situation. No family should have to live with the consequences of a careless medical practitioner, and we are here to make sure that your rights are protected.

Take the first step towards retaining results-driven counsel today – call (954) 914-7116.

What Is the Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death?

While a wrongful death suit can be inspired by medical malpractice, it can also come about in several other situations, such as car accidents and chemical exposure claims.

Essentially: medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider acts negligently and harms a patient. A wrongful death suit comes about when any kind of negligence leads to someone’s death.

If you were severely injured by a physician, for example, you would likely have a medical malpractice claim against them, but you would not be able to sue for wrongful death. If those injuries resulted in your passing away, however, your immediate family members would be able to pursue a wrongful death suit against the said physician.

Medical malpractice and wrongful death claims will also compensate the plaintiff for different damages. Awards in medical malpractice cases are typically meant to ensure the medical care and quality of life of those affected, while wrongful death awards are designed to cover burial and funerary expenses and care for the decedent’s survivors.

If you’re ever confused, remember that an instance of medical malpractice can lead to a wrongful death suit, but a wrongful death suit is not limited to the field of medical malpractice.

If you need further clarification or want to know if you have either type of case, our firm is here for you.

What Types of Medical Malpractice Can Result in Wrongful Death?

Any instance of medical malpractice can threaten your life. Some types of malpractice, referred to as never events are especially likely to result in a wrongful death suit.

These events include, but are not limited to:

Sometimes, an instance of medical malpractice is only called a never event when it leads to the death or serious injury of a patient.

Nevertheless, medical mistakes are alarmingly common, frequently deadly, and almost always preventable.

If you’ve lost a loved one to someone else’s carelessness, don’t hesitate to reach out today.

Elements of a Wrongful Death Case

When a family member passes away due to improper medical treatment, they are oftentimes eligible to file a wrongful death suit on behalf of the deceased. This type of lawsuit can allow a family to recover damages related to their loss, including lost income, medical expenses, and loss of personal relationship. In order to be eligible, however, certain requirements must be fulfilled.

A wrongful death case includes the following elements:

  1. Conduct that is negligent, in breach of contract, default, or otherwise wrongful
  2. The conduct in question caused another person's death
  3. The deceased person would have had the legal right to sue if they had not passed

Upon an intricate evaluation of your situation, our legal professionals can determine the most appropriate course of action and guide you through the process of filing a claim. Careless physicians need to be held accountable for their actions, and our attorneys are prepared to make every effort to ensure that your loved one's passing helps prevent others from suffering the same fate.

Retain Award-Winning Representation Today

While no amount of money could ever replace your loved one, we are ready to help get you through this difficult time. We accept our cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that if we are not successful, you will not pay us a dime. With compassionate legal advocacy backed by a prestigious AV® Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, our Weston medical malpractice attorneys have the skills you need to aid you in your pursuit of a fair settlement.

Tell us more about your situation by contacting us online today.

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