Take Action with a Baltimore Wrongful Death Attorney

When someone dies because of a medical provider’s negligence, the survivors are left wondering how this tragedy could have happened. Although we trust health care professionals to provide us with safe, effective treatment, this does not always happen. If a wrongful death has occurred as a result of negligence, you have the right to file a suit and recover the damages to which you and your family are entitled.

The theory behind a wrongful death lawsuit is that the wrongful death—in addition to injuring the person who died—also harmed the people who depended on the victim for financial and emotional support.

Wrongful death negligence includes, but is not limited to:

  • Failure to treat
  • Delayed diagnosis of cancer or other life-threatening disease
  • Negligence during surgery
  • Failure to provide the appropriate follow-up care
  • Prescription errors
  • Bacterial infections
  • Death resulting from labor or delivery (to the mother or child)
  • Failure to perform the appropriate diagnostic tests

When a medical error results in an otherwise preventable death, family members rightfully want to know what happened and why. They realize, of course, that no legal action can bring back a deceased loved one. However, there are at least two compelling reasons to look into the facts behind a health care-related death:

  • To determine whether there is cause to bring a wrongful death claim against a health care provider
  • To help prevent more deaths under similar circumstances.

Contact Our Firm

If you would like to discuss your potential wrongful death case with an experienced Maryland injury attorney, schedule a free initial consultation at the Law Office of Roxanne Ward, P.C. We can be reached at 410-387-1614 or through our online contact form.