Wrongful Death Caused by Medical Malpractice

Oklahoma Medical Malpractice Lawyers

When the death of your loved one was caused by an Oklahoma medical professional’s or medical organization’s negligence, you have the right to sue for compensation. A wrongful death lawsuit aims to punish the negligent party while recovering money for the survivors to cover monetary and non-monetary costs associated with the death.

Elite Injury Attorneys NetworkIf someone you love died because of medical malpractice, you should not suffer financially in addition to your emotional distress. Talk to Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC. If your case appears credible, our attorney will work to pair you with an Oklahoma medical malpractice lawyer in your area, at no additional cost to you.

Medical Circumstances That Can Result in Wrongful Death

An Oklahoma patient can die unexpectedly from various actions of medical malpractice, such as:

  • Failure to diagnose bacterial meningitis, cancer, heart attack or stroke
  • Negligence in delivering a child
  • Brain injuries resulting from an anesthesia error
  • Emergency room errors such as the use of unsanitary equipment
  • Untreated infections or infections acquired at a hospital
  • Nursing home negligence or abuse
  • Failure to treat in a timely manner

Who Can Collect Compensation

Family members of the deceased are entitled to compensation for their financial and other losses resulting from death of their loved one. If the patient suffered before he or she died, the survivors are also entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering the victim endured before death (called conscious pain and suffering).

Dependents and survivors typically include immediate family such as parents, siblings, and children. Anyone who depended financially on the victim (such as step-children or an ill parent who was living with the victim) may also qualify for damages.

Compensation that may be collected on a wrongful death claim includes:

  • Medical bills
  • Funeral costs and burial expenses
  • Lost income, pension and any applicable inheritance
  • Medical insurance that was provided by the victim
  • Loss of companionship, emotional support and parental guidance

If you live in Oklahoma and have lost someone you love because of medical malpractice, please complete our online form and the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC will attempt to find an Oklahoma medical malpractice lawyer to help you recover the money you and your family deserve for the wrongful death of your loved one.