Washington Wrongful Death Attorney
Medical errors can create many painful and sometimes long-lasting health complications for their victims. In the most tragic cases, they can even be fatal. In fact, deaths caused by preventable medical mistakes happen more often than we would like to think. Studies have estimated that nearly 200,000 hospitalized patients die every year from avoidable errors.
If you have lost a loved one because of a medical worker’s error, Washington medical malpractice wrongful death lawyers Fuller & Fuller can help you handle the complex legal and financial issues you may be facing. Call our offices at 1-800-570-4878 to learn about the legal services we offer to families like yours.
Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim
A wrongful death claim can be filed on behalf of the deceased by any family representative. In a typical Washington wrongful death claim related to medical malpractice, damages will only be awarded to the deceased’s beneficiaries. This will generally include:
- Parents of a minor child (including a viable fetus), or dependent parents of an adult child
- The deceased’s surviving spouse
- The deceased’s surviving children
If the wrongful death victim did not have a spouse or any dependents, limited damages may be awarded to his or her estate. Damages awarded to beneficiaries may include:
- Medical and funeral expenses
- Loss of the deceased’s future earnings
- Loss of the deceased’s companionship and support
- Benefits the deceased would have shared with the beneficiary (health insurance, pension, etc)
Washington wrongful death attorney Fuller & Fuller are committed to serving all of our clients with efficiency and respect. For the legal advice you need during this difficult time, contact our offices at 1-800-570-4878.