Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death
The knowledgeable attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III represent the families of people who die as a result of surgical errors or other tragic events caused by inappropriate or negligent medical care. We understand that dealing with the death of a loved one is a stressful, traumatic experience. We also know that there is no amount of money that can replace a family member. Our Cape Cod medical malpractice lawyers work tirelessly to help ease the burden of a lost loved one by making sure that clients get the full extent of the remedies that are appropriate under the law in a medical malpractice wrongful death claim. We give families the opportunity to focus on grieving with the comfort of knowing that we are working to ensure that those responsible are made fully accountable for their actions.Compensation for Medical Malpractice
People put a lot of trust into medical professionals, based on their training and expertise. This makes it alarming and frustrating when medical mistakes happen. We go to doctors and seek medical treatment in order to feel better, not worse. Unfortunately, medical malpractice is regularly the source of injuries and, in some cases, even death. A medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuit is not going to bring back someone who dies as a result of a doctor’s error with regard to a misdiagnosis or another form of negligence. It can, however, bring some financial stability to a family in their time of grief and ensure that doctors and medical staff learn the importance of maintaining the standard of care that we are due.
The family members in these wrongful death cases essentially sue for the damages that their loved one would have been entitled to receive if they were still alive, such as medical expenses and any pain and suffering before death. They also can receive compensation for funeral expenses as well as the loss of the support, guidance, and companionship that their loved one provided in their lives.Proving Malpractice
To prove medical malpractice, the deceased patient’s family member needs to show that the doctor or medical professional being sued failed to live up to a “duty of care.” Doctors and medical staff are held to a high standard, based largely on their expertise in their area of specialization. The type of care that needs to be provided often depends on the situation. Generally, however, a doctor is expected to exercise the care of a competent, properly trained medical professional under the circumstances. Medical malpractice cases often come down to a battle of experts over whether a diagnosis, treatment, or procedure like the administration of anesthesia was justified.
It is important to understand that the burden is on the person alleging malpractice to prove that the doctor or medical professional did not live up to the duty of care. That means presenting clear medical evidence to show the course of treatment and level of skill expected of health care professionals in a given situation. An experienced personal injury attorney can gather the necessary medical data and records and find doctors and experts to establish the duty of care. Your attorney can also present the evidence in a convincing manner to show exactly how the malpractice caused the injury or death.Pursue a Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Claim on Cape Cod
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, we offer more than a century and a half of combined experience in medical malpractice and other personal injury cases. We have been fighting for clients in the courtroom and at the negotiating table since 1994. Our firm has a strong track record of getting clients significant compensation awards. Our lawyers offer free consultations at two offices on Cape Cod. We can also discuss your situation with you at your home if you cannot make it to us. We do not charge a fee in most of our medical malpractice cases unless we are successful. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nos Falamos Português.