Wrongful Death

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Losing a loved one is terribly difficult, made more so when their death was caused by the negligence of another party. This kind of grief is not easily assuaged and you may be unsure of where to turn.

The experienced Pennsylvania wrongful death lawyers at Atlee Hall, LLP are available to help you through this difficult time and ensure your family is taken care of in the years to come.

Establishing Wrongful Death

As clear cut as it may seem, establishing that your loved one was killed by someone else’s negligence can be very difficult. Wrongful death suits may be filed when a loved one has died because of such events as:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Construction accidents
  • Nursing home neglect and abuse

If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence in the state of Pennsylvania, please contact the experienced wrongful death lawyers at Atlee Hall, LLP for a free initial consultation. We have offices in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Although statistics vary, it has been estimated medical malpractice is responsible for more than 180,000 deaths each year in the US. Each of these deaths could have been prevented if a health care professional had not been negligent and careless.

As a family affected by wrongful death, you can pursue compensation from the people responsible for your loved one’s death.The wrongful death and medical malpractice lawyers at Atlee Hall, LLP stand ready to fight for you and your family.

Medical Malpractice leading to Wrongful Death

A physician, nurse, technician or other health professional who does not meet standards of acceptable health care can cause a fatal scenario. Instances of medical malpractice leading to wrongful death may include:

  • Surgical error
  • Emergency room error
  • Medication error
  • Misdiagnosis/delayed diagnosis
  • Anesthesia error

Mistakes made in these critical procedures can have dire consequences.

Determining the Presence of Malpractice

In a hospital or other medical setting, mistakes can occur just like anywhere else. When someone responsible for your loved one’s health makes a mistake, the stakes are higher. At Atlee Hall, LLP, our experienced medical malpractice attorneys can investigate your case to determine if a preventable mistake led to your loved one’s death.

Even though mistakes in health care are common, some of these mistakes arose because a doctor or other employee deviated from standards of care accepted by the medical community. Thus, if the doctor’s peers would have acted differently in a similar situation, medical malpractice likely occurred.

The emotional pain and torture of losing a family member to an avoidable, wrongful death is not the only way you will be affected. A spouse and dependants of the deceased may also suffer:

  • Lost financial contributions
  • Medical bills
  • Lost companionship
  • Lost guidance

By pursuing compensation for your loss, you can pay these costs and focus your time on healing and moving forward.

If your family has suffered the wrongful death of a loved one as a result of medical malpractice, please contact Atlee Hall, LLP to schedule a free consultation with our experienced medical malpractice attorneys in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Wrongful death suits are civil and are not impacted by criminal charges or cases. In many cases, a person acquitted of criminal negligence can still be held accountable for the monetary compensation won in a wrongful death suit. The wrongful death attorneys at Atlee Hall, LLP can help prove your loved one’s death was avoidable, and get you the compensation you deserve.

Damages in a Wrongful Death Suit

Depending on the circumstances and the age of the victim, wrongful death suits can be brought by spouses, parents, children, and in some cases siblings and other dependents. Most commonly, damages sought include:

  • Medical and funeral expenses related to the death
  • Loss of present income
  • Loss of projected future income
  • Loss of additional financial support like tuition
  • Loss of companionship and emotional suffering

At Atlee Hall, LLP, our wrongful death attorneys have been able to help thousands of families in Pennsylvania recover from their monetary and emotional losses. Our experienced wrongful death lawyers have a proven history of fighting for victim’s rights, and getting families the full compensation they will need to continue on without their loved one.

If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence in the state of Pennsylvania, please contact the experienced wrongful death lawyers at Atlee Hall, LLP for a free initial consultation. We have offices in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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