A wrongful death claim is difficult to fight if you aren't prepared for what you are dealing with. Finding fault is an important part of the process, and it will help you get more out of your claim than you might have otherwise. A Glenville wrongful death attorney will help with your claim.
Finding fault begins with establishing what happened to cause the death. Once you know how your loved one died, you can determine whose fault it was that the event happened. This fault can be negligence (breach of care), willful conduct (gross negligence) or deliberate fault. Here are examples of each.
- A doctor prescribes medication which the pharmacist misreads. The wrong medication is administered and death occurs as a result. This is simple negligence.
- A doctor does not make time to check on a patient, provide accurate care or order procedures in a timely fashion according to the patient's needs. This is gross negligence.
- A doctor knowingly gives a patient medication or orders treatment that will cause harm or put the patient's life in danger. This situation can be categorized as deliberate fault.
Almost all wrongful death claim cases happen because of negligence. No one ever really intends to hurt a patient in most cases, but things go wrong and mistakes are made. If you have lost a loved one because of wrongful death, a Glenville wrongful death attorney can help you find fault and get justice. Call the Miley Legal Group today at 1-888-436-0859.