My loved one died in Houston and I believe it was due to medical malpractice. Can I file a wrongful death lawsuit against the doctor or the hospital?

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I’m sorry to hear about your loss. Medical professionals and medical facilities owe every patient a basic standard of care. If a medical professional fails to live up to that standard, serious consequences can result. If a patient dies due to medical malpractice, a wrongful death suit may be filed against the responsible party.

When a patient visits a hospital, medical facility, or doctor’s office seeking medical assistance, the patient has an expectation that he or she will receive thorough and high-quality care. When a staff member or a facility is negligent through their actions or inactions, and a wrongful death due to medical malpractice occurs, surviving family members can take legal actions against the negligent parties.

Surviving family members can receive damages as the part of a wrongful death lawsuit. Damages typically include compensation for the decedent’s pain and suffering, medical expenses, funeral expenses, loss of income, and more. In order to recover, the plaintiffs must be able to prove that the medical professional was negligent and that the negligence caused the patient’s death.

If you believe that your loved one died as a result of the negligence of a doctor, hospital, or another medical professional or facility, call the Houston medical malpractice attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation. You can also learn more about the firm on our Facebook page.

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