Wrongful Death Attorneys
Unfortunately not every experience with a medical provider will result in a positive result. In some cases the patient will suffer serious injuries as a result of medical malpractice or a medical error. If the patient dies as a result of this, it could possibly create a wrongful death cause of action. In this cause of action against the provider, the only person that can commence the malpractice litigation is the court-appointed executor or administrator on behalf of the deceased’s estate and its beneficiaries.
Wrongful Death Beneficiaries
In Massachusetts, the right to recovery for an act that negligently caused the
death of a person is governed by Massachusetts General Laws chapter 229.
Chapter 229, also known as the ‘Massachusetts Wrongful Death Act’, details the
- Who can be a Plaintiff
- Who is/are the Defendant(s)
- Time period to file suit (Statute of Limitations)
- Who are the possible Beneficiaries
- Recoverable damages
- Items not recoverable
Wrongful Death Support
As if the death of a loved one wasn’t already hard enough, it’s even tougher to get through when their time ended too soon at the hands of someone’s negligence. The important thing right now is to be surrounded by those who love and care about you. At Murad Law, we understand how tough of a time this is and are here to support you every step of the way in your search for answers. Our Wrongful Death Lawyers will guide you through all legal processes in regards to your loved one’s death and will get you the results you deserve.
Damages in Wrongful Death Suits
Unlike personal injury cases, wrongful death situations are brought on by the family members of the victim. It may be the victim’s spouse, parents, children or other beneficiaries or dependents who become the plaintiffs and will receive the monetary damages resulting from the victim’s death.
In Massachusetts wrongful death cases, various types of damages can be recovered. From grief to loss of companionship and also monetary damages. The wrongful death lawyers at Murad Law will determine the loss of damages through careful calculations of the victim’s earnings at time of death in comparison with the remaining years they were expected to live. Present cash value, investment value and the victim’s will must also be taken into account.
Massachusetts Wrongful Death and a Just Solution
No amount of recovered damages will ever lessen the pain of losing a loved one due to a wrongful death. However the wrongful death lawyers at Murad Law can bring you the peace of mind you need to move forward. Our lawyers have over 70 years of combined experience and tens of millions of dollars obtained on behalf of our clients.
The Wrongful Death Attorneys at Murad Law are well versed in processing a medical malpractice or wrongful death claim. This claim could be filed because the patient has died or it could be a wrongful death claim because the patient died after a medical malpractice claim was initiated. If you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice or wrongful death contact us today to discuss your case at 617-227-4648.