Is it Medical Malpractice or Wrongful Death?

Posted by James PetersOct 16, 20180 Comments

The untimely death of a beloved family member is devastating no matter the circumstances of their passing. But it can be especially difficult to come to terms with your loss when the matter surrounding their death was the result of medical malpractice or negligence that led to wrongful death.

Understanding the difference between wrongful death and medical malpractice can be a tricky one because while medical malpractice may lead to death and therefore a wrongful death lawsuit, not all wrongful death cases stem from medical malpractice.

In fact, medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider is negligent and the patient is harmed; while wrongful death is when someone dies as a direct result of the negligence, carelessness, wrongful act, or lack of action of someone else. While the definition sounds simple enough, the reality is rarely that simple.

When the death of your family member is caused by medical negligence or as a result of a wrongful death scenario, you want justice. You expect justice. In order to handle the uphill legal battle ahead of you, you'll need to consult with a personal injury attorney in Rockville, MD.

The attorneys at Kurtz and Peters manage medical malpractice, wrongful death, and birth injury cases. If your loved one has died as a result of someone else's actions, our lawyers will guide you through the process of understanding what happened, who is responsible, and determine your eligibility for receiving compensation