St. Louis Wrongful Death Attorney
Wrongful Death Claims in St. Louis
Cases of wrongful death cover a wide range of types of deaths. When a hospital or physician breaches their duty by failing to provide the expected level of care, either through an anesthesia error, surgical error, by wrongfully causing birth injuries or by prescribing dangerous drugs that cause a death, the case must be fully investigated to determine whether a negligent act took place. Many deaths occur for reasons other than negligent care and yet there are a surprising number of iatrogenic (doctor caused) illnesses and deaths.
The number of such cases is shockingly high. Pharmaceutical errors range in 20,000 deaths per year and many serious infections are contracted in hospitals that can end the lives of a young, elderly or critically ill patient - these are measured in the tens of thousands every year. Another common basis for a wrongful death suit is car accident cases in which a driver was drunk driving, reckless or otherwise acting without due care for the safety of other. When such a case has resulted in the loss of life, it is likely very possible that a wrongful death claim can be successfully pursued.
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When a loved one loses their life through the negligent or wrongful acts of another, whether in a medical malpractice case, workplace accident,
car accident or other, the close family has the right under law to file a wrongful death claim. These claims are to recompense the family for the losses they suffered including funeral costs, burial and other costs as well as the financial and emotional damages that were suffered.
A St. Louis personal injury lawyer from our legal team is prepared to evaluate your wrongful death case and advise you about the legal process and what can be expected. There are many advantages to filing such a claim, including exposing the company or individual who was responsible for the death, and these legal actions can actually lead to protecting others in the future from suffering the same tragic loss.
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