Wrongful death is the term used when someone causes the death of another person. The death may be caused by the actions of someone or by his or her failure to act. The intent is to compensate family members who have suffered monetarily and emotionally from the loss of their loved one. Damages can be assessed for lost wages and benefits, loss of companionship, and emotional pain and suffering caused by the trauma.
Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis, a surgical error and a motor vehicle collision are just a few of the tragic circumstances that lead to wrongful death cases, but there are many other situations that involve death caused by negligent actions.
Medical malpractice and wrongful death can also be due to medication errors or health care services performed by doctors, nurses, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, pharmacists and other medical professionals.
Wrongful Death And Handling Of An Estate
Since the person who died (decedent) cannot file suit or collect damages, it is the family or representatives of the estate that do so. As such, there is a necessary nexus between representation for a wrongful death claim and estate administration. At the KMA Law Office, wrongful death lawyer Karen M. Authement understands these concerns and can handle both aspects of these claims.
Help When You Need It Most
Contact our firm today to arrange a personal meeting to discuss your concerns and your legal options. Call 800-851-3301 to reach us. We offer a free consultation with our attorney in wrongful death and personal injury matters.
The KMA Law Office is conveniently located between Baltimore and Annapolis in Severna Park, Maryland, with ample free parking.