Has your loved one been the victim of wrongful death? Contact our Oklahoma City-based law firm today to discuss your claim with an experienced attorney.
Wrongful death can be defined as an unexpected death caused by some form of negligence, reckless behavior, or deliberate action on the part of someone other then the deceased. Some common examples of wrongful death claims that relate to medical malpractice include the following: failure to diagnose a deadly disease, surgical error, anesthesia error, doctor mistake, misreading of charts and imaging, and emergency room mistakes.
When a patient’s death is caused by a medical error, it is up to the surviving family members to file a wrongful death lawsuit in a timely manner. A wrongful death lawsuit is often the only form of recourse that a surviving family can seek after losing a loved one. The laws vary from state to state as to who can file a wrongful death lawsuit in the event of a person’s death, but in most instances, the immediate family is eligible to seek financial compensation.
If you have lost a loved one because of medical malpractice or negligence on the part of a doctor or hospital, contact our reputable attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center as soon as possible. Call us toll free or fill out our contact form to speak to an experienced lawyer in Oklahoma, and to review your possible wrongful death lawsuit.