How to Hold a Doctor Responsible for a Wrongful Death March 19, 2020.

How to Hold a Doctor Responsible for a Wrongful Death

Medical malpractice takes many forms, with a patient’s wrongful death being the most devastating.

In the wake of such a tragedy, it’s important for the affected family to come together and seek justice against the negligent provider so they can recover the compensation they need for end-of-life and funeral costs, and to ensure this provider does not harm future patients.

Below, we discuss how to hold a doctor responsible for a wrongful death.

How to Prove Medical Malpractice

In order to prove medical malpractice, you and an experienced personal injury attorney must prove what’s known as the "four D’s of medical malpractice."

These are as follows:

  • Duty: The doctor owed a certain standard of care to the patient.

  • Dereliction: The doctor did not uphold the standard of care.

  • Damages: The patient was harmed.

  • Direct cause: The doctor’s failure to uphold the standard of care directly led to the patient’s injury or death.

At The Mellino Law Firm LLC, we’re selective about the medical malpractice cases we accept because we know they are more complicated than other areas of the law and, as such, deserve individualized time and attention.

You can rest assured that, when you bring your medical malpractice case to us, it will receive the utmost care that it (and you) deserve.

Contact The Mellino Law Firm LLC today at (440) 333-3800 to schedule a free consultation.