Death comes in many forms; accidents and diseases can come to claim family members that are dear to us. To lose a loved one is hard enough for a family to get through, but it would be harder to accept if a loved one’s death could have been prevented had it not been for the negligent practices of the attending physician. In such cases, seeking the help of a trusted Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer is necessary to seek justice from those who have caused an otherwise preventable death.
A good example of this is when a doctor makes a mistake during a medical procedure. A wrong diagnosis or an overdose of medication can result in a patient’s death. If the deceased had dependents, their best choice is to file a wrongful death suit.
Lost income, or potential income the deceased could have gained had he (or she) continued living, is one of the claims surviving family members could go after in a wrongful death case in California, alongside funeral and burial expenses and medical bills for the deceased’s final illness or injury. A wrongful death claim may only be filed by a deceased person’s parents, surviving siblings, spouse, or children; and claims can only be filed within two years after the incident. Time is of the essence in these kinds of lawsuits, and talking to a reliable Los Angeles wrongful death attorney can help you get just compensation for the preventable death of a loved one.