Unexpectedly losing a loved one is a horrific tragedy. The grief increases when someone else’s actions caused your family member’s death.
Surviving family members have legal rights, including the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent parties. Contact an experienced Maryland wrongful death lawyer at Baird Mandalas Brockstedt Federico & Cardea, LLC to discuss your legal options if you have lost a family member due to another party’s negligence.
At Baird Mandalas Brockstedt Federico & Cardea, LLC, we understand how emotional and stressful it can be to lose a loved one.
However, we recommend not waiting to contact a Maryland wrongful death lawyer. We created an additional blog to explain how to find a wrongful death attorney.
Do not let anyone tell you that seeking legal advice after a wrongful death is inappropriate. The sooner you retain a Maryland wrongful death lawyer, the sooner we can help protect your family’s rights.
Wrongful death claims can be complicated. Contact us today to get started.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Maryland?
Not every surviving family member can pursue a wrongful death claim in Maryland. Only certain beneficiaries can seek compensation in wrongful death actions.
These parties include:
- The surviving spouse
- The children of the deceased
- The parents of the deceased.
Other relatives such as siblings, nieces/nephews, aunts/uncles, and other blood relatives typically do not have the right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit.
Wrongful Death and Survival Actions in Maryland
In Maryland, there are two main types of claims which can be brought following the death of a patient resulting from medical malpractice—wrongful death and survival actions.
With a wrongful death claim, certain surviving family members can pursue a lawsuit for their grief and, potentially, economic losses.
With a survival action, a claim is brought for the deceased person’s losses, including pain and suffering and medical expenses incurred, before their passing.
Financial recovery for a survival action is paid to the estate. Contact a wrongful death attorney at Baird Mandalas Brockstedt Federico & Cardea, LLC to discuss whether you have a viable wrongful death and/or survival action.
Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice
Sadly, many wrongful deaths result from medical malpractice.
As a patient, you trust medical providers with your life. However, mistakes occur.
Errors including failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis, surgical mistakes, and birth injuries can lead to death.
The wrongful death lawyers at Baird Mandalas Brockstedt Federico & Cardea, LLC know medical malpractice law. We understand these claims and can help you get the justice you deserve.
Recoverable Damages in a Maryland Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Recoverable damages will vary based on the circumstances of your case. In general, you might be eligible to receive compensation for:
- Loss of financial support
- Mental anguish
- Loss of companionship, society, guidance, and comfort
- Lost Household Services
Our attorneys will review with you the potential damages and compensation in your specific wrongful death lawsuit.
Contact A Wrongful Death Attorney in Maryland Today
Contact a wrongful death attorney in Maryland today. Hiring an experienced wrongful death attorney is an important decision. In addition, you only have a certain amount of time to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Maryland.
Generally, you have three (3) years from the date of death to file a wrongful death claim. While that might seem like a long time, gathering evidence and building a case can take months, if not longer.
Do not inadvertently risk your ability to file a case by waiting too long to contact a wrongful death lawyer.
The legal team at Baird Mandalas Brockstedt Federico & Cardea, LLC, LLC, stands ready to help you pursue justice.
We have a reputation for success and are not afraid to take your case to trial. We offer aggressive yet compassionate representation.
Contact our wrongful death attorney in Maryland today to schedule an initial consultation to learn more about how we can assist you following a loved one’s wrongful death.