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Apr 27

What is the Difference between Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death?

Posted by: Personal Injury Attorney  

What is the Difference between Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death?Many of us trust medical professionals every single year to set bones after a break, help us get past a flu, or even undergo serious surgeries. When this trust is broken and a doctor acts negligently, it can be devastating. This has led many to question the difference between a medical malpractice suit and a wrongful death case, and exactly what a wrongful death attorney in Los Angeles is going to be able to do for the surviving family of one of these overwhelming ordeals.


Medical malpractice cases are often going to become very convoluted, but they are not always going to go hand in hand with a wrongful death cases. Medical malpractice suits are any case in which a medical professional or the hospital in general acted in an unreasonable manner which resulted in the injury or death of a patient.

A wrongful death is a form of damages that are awarded to heirs and surviving family members after a loved one has passed away due to the negligence or maliciousness of another party. While a wrongful death case may be part of a medical malpractice suit, they can also be completely separate from one another. Wrongful death cases can come about from anything ranging from dog bites to premise liability issues.

These types of cases are complicated and heartbreaking, but our Los Angeles personal injury lawyer is here to help. Contact our law office today and begin the process of receiving the settlement that you need and bringing the offending parties to justice.