When an act of medical malpractice occurs, the result is often pain and suffering due to injury. However, when wrongful death is the outcome, the tragedy is devastating for the loved ones left behind. Nothing more can be done for the victim, but Indiana law often permits a spouse, child, or other loved one to pursue a claim for injuries related to the loss of their family member. Special laws govern what types of damages can be recovered in cases involving the death of a loved one and who can recover. When a loved one dies, a family’s grief can make it difficult for them to know the right steps to take. Seeing an attorney to discuss options can give clarity and help them to focus on getting answers and resolution.
Pursuing a wrongful-death lawsuit can be a complex and involved process. As your advocate, the attorney you choose to work with will make a difference. At the end of the day, the more you know and understand about the full scope of your potential case, the better. If you suspect that you lost your loved one in a wrongful death through medical malpractice, consider consulting with an attorney.
The attorneys of Langer and Langer have handled all kinds of wrongful death claims throughout Indiana. Feel free to contact our offices, if you have further questions about Indiana medical-malpractice law.