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Medical Malpractice Leading to Wrongful Death

Medical malpractice happens in many ways and sometimes results in wrongful death. The lawyers at the PA firm of The Levin Firm understand wrongful death is an accident and that accident is a form of medical malpractice. Our attorneys know the effects of a hospital’s negligence in a wrongful death medical malpractice matter can be catastrophic. Medical malpractice occurs when a physician, nurse, or other health care provider deviates from the appropriate standard of care in the medical community. Tragically, a serious enough mistake has the potential to result in the wrongful death of a patient. When this happens, the patient’s family has the right to pursue a wrongful death action against those responsible for the medical malpractice.

Under the Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Act, the victim’s spouse, minor children, and dependent adult children are entitled to receive compensation from the parties responsible for the malpractice. Parents may also receive compensation for the wrongful death of a minor child, or an adult child upon whom the parents depended. Damages may be awarded for funeral and burial expenses, loss of future income, pain and suffering, loss of consortium (loss of a loved one’s companionship or care), and punitive damages intended to punish the defendant for the medical malpractice.

We know that no amount of money will ever replace or bring back your loved one. But it may help bring your family closure to know that justice has been served against those responsible for your loved one’s wrongful death, and give you the comfort of knowing your family will be provided for well into the future.

Representing clients in wrongful death actions requires a team of lawyers, nurses and others trained to review the facts of these cases, including medical records. It can be very difficult to prove that even the most serious error is the result of medical malpractice. That’s why you need attorneys on your side to investigate medical records and find the best medical experts to examine the extent of your injuries. At The Levin Firm, our Pennsylvania and New Jersey personal injury attorneys work together with a team of investigators and support staff to investigate every claim so that we may aggressively and zealously represent our clients and obtain the best possible results.

When you need a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or New Jersey personal injury attorney to represent you, a family member or friend who has lost a loved one due to medical malpractice, contact The Levin Firm, who represent every client zealously in order to obtain the best results possible in each case.

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