New York Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Attorney
Patients routinely put their lives into the hands of their treating physicians. We trust doctors to identify and treat our diseases or dangerous medical conditions, to select and prescribe the proper medications, to identify any dangerous interactions between the drugs we might take, to identify the surgeries we need, and to skillfully and carefully conduct those procedures. It is no exaggeration to say that, if our doctors don’t skillfully and carefully carry out their duties when issuing care, we could die, even when a condition may have been fully preventable.
Doctors must be held responsible for failures to uphold legal duties toward their patients
The loss of a spouse or family member is always difficult, but it can feel like even more of a tragedy where that loss could have been prevented had a medical professional done their job competently. When an act of medical malpractice results in the death of a loved one, survivors may have the right to seek damages for their resulting expenses and the suffering of their loved one prior to their untimely death.
Caring and dedicated legal help after a tragic loss
Finding compassionate, experienced, and trial-ready legal representation for your New York medical malpractice wrongful death claim can help you and your family get the compensation you deserve after a tragedy. At the Hudson Valley law offices of Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP, our seasoned personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys have been fighting on behalf of injured victims of negligent care for generations. We dedicate our utmost care and attention to our clients. Our Kingston medical malpractice attorneys have the scientific and legal knowledge needed to win claims based on negligent medical care. Contact us today for a no-cost consultation on your wrongful death claim.
Wrongful death claims in New York
New York citizens who lose a loved one as the result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness can seek damages based on that wrongful death where:
- The claimant has been appointed as a personal representative by the New York Surrogate’s Court
- The death was caused by another person’s negligence
- The deceased person’s surviving spouse, children, or other dependents suffered an economic loss as the result of their loved one’s death
Economic damages can include the wages lost by the deceased person after they incurred their negligently-caused injury, the costs of their medical care, the loss of spousal support or parental guidance, and any additional expenses related to their illness. Wrongful death claims can also request compensation for the pain and suffering experienced by the deceased person prior to their death. An award of damages after a death can provide critical support where a deceased person was the sole earner in a household, or where they required costly medical or nursing care during their fatal illness. The Marlboro medical malpractice attorneys at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP will handle your claims with compassion, helping your family recover the funds to which you’re entitled after a crushing loss.
Help is Available after a Wrongful Death Caused by Medical Malpractice in New York
If you’ve suffered the loss of a loved one as the result of an act of malpractice, find out if you’re a candidate to file a New York wrongful death claim by contacting the Hudson Valley medical malpractice & wrongful death lawyers at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP for a no-cost, confidential consultation, in Kingston at 845-331-4100, and in Marlboro at 845-236-4411.