Regardless of the type of accident that took the life of your family member, the emotional and financial devastation involved are substantial. Despite any reluctancy you may have to revisit the details of this loss, it is important to understand your legal options, including the type of accidents that may qualify you to file an Illinois wrongful death claim. Your Chicago wrongful death lawyer will guide you through the rest of the process as it pertains specifically to your case.Illinois Wrongful Death Claim & Medical MalpracticeStandard care is a term that is used to describe what would be considered to be “normal” care or normal procedures that a medical practitioner would use or follow in a given situation. In order to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must have a qualified, comparably licensed medical practitioner who is willing to testify about what should have been done in your loved one‘s case. In addition, the practitioner must be able to state how standard care was violated and the consequences of the breach.Dangerous or Defective ProductsDangerous or defective products typically fall into 3 different categories:
- those that have design flaws,
- those that were not manufactured according to specifications, and
- those that do not carry warnings despite being dangerous.
A qualified Chicago wrongful death attorney will be able to investigate your loved one’s fatal accident to determine if a dangerous or defective product was the cause.Nursing Home Neglect and AbuseNursing homes are regulated by numerous laws and require legal expertise pertaining specifically to this area to file a successful wrongful death claim. This is because nursing homes must adhere to regulated framework for the type of care they are providing. A wrongful death attorney working on a case where nursing home abuse or neglect occurred must be familiar with these regulations. Additionally, nursing home residents often have complex or longstanding medical conditions that will also impact any potential case which your wrongful death attorney must know how to address.Hiring a Chicago Wrongful Death LawyerLosing a loved one to a tragic and preventable accident carries with it an emotional toll that can quickly become overwhelming when funeral costs and medical bills come pouring in, especially if your family relied on the income of the deceased as your main source of financial support. If you have lost a spouse, parent, or other family member due to neglect, you may be entitled to receive compensation from those responsible to help your family get back its feet after your loss.With so much going on during this emotional time, it’s best to have the help of an experienced Chicago wrongful death lawyer. The Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. have been helping the families of accident victims get the compensation they need and deserve to move on with their lives. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – (312) 263-1080