Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death
Preventable medical errors are estimated to be the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, claiming almost 100,000 lives per year. When medical malpractice leads to wrongful death, the physicians or other medical professionals at fault should be held accountable for the devastation they have caused. Families who lose loved ones due to preventable medical mistakes can be left facing the remainder of the deceased’s medical bills as well as the loss of financial support and companionship once provided by that person.
Although you may desperately need compensation following your loved one’s death, you should not have to handle your case alone. Fortunately, Massachusetts residents can turn to the compassionate team of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, to manage the legal aspects of a wrongful death case while you focus on healing.
Common Medical Causes of Wrongful Death
Although healthcare is indeed complex, doctors and other medical practitioners should be dependable enough that their actions will not lead to wrongful death. Unfortunately, some medical mistakes frequently lead to wrongful deaths, including:
- Delay in diagnosis
- Prescription medication errors
- Surgical mistakes
- Anesthesia errors
All of these situations could result in a loved one’s untimely death, leaving you and your family with a stressful financial burden and devastating emotional trauma.
Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Massachusetts
Losing a loved one because of a medical mistake is difficult to accept, but the lawyers of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, do not want you to face this situation alone. If you have lost a loved one because of medical malpractice, contact our Massachusetts office today at (617) 426-4488 to learn more about your legal options.