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Tag Archives: Medical malpractice fatalities

What Is the Difference Between a Wrongful Death Claim and a Survival Action Claim?

When a person dies due to a negligent, reckless, or deliberate act, Florida law provides two ways the deceased’s next of kin can hold the wrongdoer accountable in civil court. The first is through a survival action, which covers the deceased person’s losses, and the second is a wrongful death lawsuit, which seeks compensation for […]

Can a Hospital Be Held Liable for a Patient’s Wrongful Death?

When a hospital patient dies due to a medical error, the hospital may be held liable, either for its own negligence or for the negligence of its employees. Attorneys representing next of kin in a wrongful death lawsuit usually join the hospital as a defendant even when the hospital’s liability is not immediately clear. In […]

Can a Doctor Be Sued for Wrongful Death of a Patient?

When one person’s negligent acts or omissions lead to the death of another, that person can be sued for wrongful death, and medical professionals are certainly not exempt. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine caused a stir last year when they released a study claiming that medical errors killed more than 250,000 Americans every year. They […]

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