Proving that your family member died as a result of medical malpractice can be very difficult. You must be able to prove that the patient had a good chance of surviving any existing medical issues; otherwise, the courts may not believe that the medical provider was at fault.
Excluding Alternative Causes of Death
For example, consider a case in which a patient has a life-threatening issue that leaves them in danger of death even after a successful surgery. If a doctor makes a surgical error, and the patient dies, then it is difficult to prove that it was as a result of the doctor's error, rather than a result of the life-threatening disease.
To prove fault in a medical malpractice claim, the family must show that:
- The medical malpractice caused the death, or at least pain and suffering during the patient's life.
- The damages cost a certain amount of money (for medical bills, emotional pain and suffering, loss of financial support, etc.)
To make sure that your medical malpractice claim is properly represented, please contact Fetto Law Group. Attorney Fetto is highly-qualified to handle your case, having never lost a case that he's taken to litigation. He understands all the issues involved in medical malpractice and wrongful death, so you can be confident that your case is in good hands.
Contact a Walnut Creek Medical Wrongful Death Attorney
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