Wrongful Death Attorneys
Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Any time a loved one passes the loss is difficult, but that pain can be compounded if it was a wrongful death due to medical malpractice. The Snyder Law Group, LLC, has a successful record of hold the party at fault accountable for their negligence. We employ aggressive, effective, and strategic legal strategies to ensure you receive the compensation you and your family deserve.
Why Call The Snyder Law Group, LLC?
- Our legal approach is highly-regarded by the legal community
- We’ve won Hundreds of Millions in verdicts and settlements for our clients*
- We only offer contingency fees to clients, so you don’t pay unless we win the case.
What is Considered Wrongful Death?
Whenever a medical error or neglect leads to an individual’s death it is considered wrongful death. Medical or surgical errors, nursing home neglect, and failure to diagnose a condition that leads to death are all examples of wrongful death cases. Most of these situations are preventable if the patient had received proper medical care and treatment.
What are My Legal Options?
When a catastrophic injury or medical malpractice leads to the death of a loved one there are two types of claims a Baltimore wrongful death attorney can file. The first is known as a survivor action and accounts for the pain and suffering and other losses suffered by the deceased for the amount of time between the occurrence of malpractice and the time of their death. A personal representative of the estate of the deceased individual is responsible for bringing this action.
A wrongful death claim can be brought by the surviving loved ones of the deceased, including parents, spouses, or the children of the deceased. Emotional distress and loss of financial support suffered because of the loss of a loved one are covered by this type of claim.
A medical negligence lawyer from the Snyder Law Group, LLC, can help answer your questions and help guide you through this difficult time. Preparing for a wrongful death claim and representing you and your family in court is handled by a skilled and professional attorney, allowing you the necessary time to grieve.
How is Wrongful Death Different than Murder?
The intent of a wrongful death suit is to provide financial support to the victim’s family. It is possible for a parallel criminal action to be brought against a suspect while a wrongful death suit is ongoing. No matter the verdict in a criminal charge, it is possible to get a judgement against the health care provider in civil court.
What is the Statute of Limitations for a Wrongful Death Claim?
Statute of limitation laws are intended to protect health care providers from fraudulent claims. In Maryland, the statute of limitations for wrongful death is three years from the date of the victim’s death. There is an exception for death caused by exposure to a toxic substance in the workplace. A claim may be made within three years of the date the cause of death was discovered, or up to 10 years after the date of death. There are exceptions to statutes of limitations, so it’s always good to talk to a lawyer about your case.
How Soon Should I Contact an Attorney?
If a loved one dies because of another person’s negligence do not hesitate to contact a lawyer immediately. An attorney experienced with wrongful death suits will be able to help you understand your rights and can guide you through the claim process. Call 410-THE-FIRM to discuss your case with a lawyer today!