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In the medical profession, death is, unfortunately, not an uncommon occurrence. Even if the doctor performs their job admirably, a particular illness or injury may be too far advanced to hope to save the individual’s life. Nonetheless, doctors have the duty to do everything in their power to save a patient’s life while they are under the doctor’s care. Most physicians take their job very seriously and work to provide the best care they can. Sometimes, however, death can occur as the result of a doctor who does not appropriately perform their job.
While doctor negligence is unacceptable in any scenario, it is most devastating when it results in the death of a patient. If a loved one has died at the hands of a negligent medical professional, you have the right to fight back and bring them justice. The Chicago wrongful death attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC are prepared to help you file a lawsuit against the doctor or medical organization that caused your loved one’s death.
Not all cases of death may legally be considered wrongful death. When a patient’s death occurred due to an error that the doctor made over the course of their treatment, however, you may be able to make a case against the doctor responsible. If you believed your loved one died due to improper treatment, in order to file a successful lawsuit, you must prove:
In addition to these four elements of a wrongful death suit, you must be an appropriate representative of the victim in order to file the case. Representatives may include immediate or distant family members, life partners or spouses, and those who were financially dependent on the victim or who will face a financial loss due to their death.
Coping with the death of a loved one can be difficult, no matter the circumstances. Suffering is only increased when an individual’s death could have been prevented by an adept medical professional. You have a right to expect proper medical care, and you can bring justice for those who did not receive it. A Chicago wrongful death attorney at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can help you hold a negligent doctor responsible for their actions. With our help, you may also be able to receive compensation for your losses. To discuss the specifics of your case, contact us at (312) 346-8620 today.