Very recent studies, separately conducted by researchers from John Hopkins University School of Medicine and Massachusetts General Hospital listed medical error as one the leading causes of death in the United States. Because of its prevalence, you might assume that wrongful death lawsuits are a dime a dozen in U.S. courts and that they are easy to prove.
Unfortunately, this is not the case. There are several factors that need critical vetting to win a lawsuit against medical personnel for the alleged error.
Medical Error, Adverse Effects, and Negligence
Although any of these three blunders can produce the same result, which is the death of a patient, they do not necessarily carry the same meaning. For a wrongful death to be claimed, four factors must exist to convince the court that a patient died from a wrongful act: negligence, breach of duty, causation, and damages. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2kSVJgL