Wrongful Death Caused by Medical Malpractice

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Preserving life remains one of the primary functions of the medical profession. Doctors should do all they can to ensure that a person can live. However, sometimes malpractice leads to the death of a loved one. If your loved one died due to an avoidable error, call Kocian Law Group to seek justice.

That a medical professional would make such a serious mistake seems unthinkable, but it can happen in several ways.

  • Misdiagnosis is a large contributor to wrongful death. Often, if a person’s condition was diagnosed in time, he or she could have been saved.
  • Medication errors can also lead to death. If you are given the wrong medication or the wrong dosage, your body may not be able to handle it. Some medications react badly when used in tandem, so failure to note a patient’s medical history or current medications can also cause serious harm.
  • Surgical errors can be especially deadly. During surgery, a person is unconscious and unable to look out for his or her own interests. Any time medical professionals must cut into the body, the risk of infection, of damaging vital arteries or puncturing organs, is present.

To pursue a wrongful death case, you have to prove that your loved one’s medical professional violated the common standards of care. You must prove that other medical professionals would have acted differently and that the choice your loved one’s doctor made was not just a mistake but a clear and obvious mistake. Medical science is not perfect; sometimes it is hard to say that a doctor’s actions directly contributed to the death of your loved one, but an experienced attorney can help you determine if this is the case. You must prove that, with proper care, your loved one had, more probably than not, would have survived.

If you have lost a loved one during medical care and you suspect that medical malpractice led to wrongful death, contact the Kocian Law Group. Our CT medical malpractice lawyers can help you determine what happened and get the compensation you need.