You may have known that your loved one was the victim of cancer malpractice before he or she died, or you may have found out about the misdiagnosis of cancer only after your loved one’s death. Either way, you are dealing with an incredible loss and one that may have been delayed or even prevented had your loved one been properly diagnosed and treated. Now you are left with a loss that nobody can make right. Nobody can bring your loved one back, so what then is the purpose of a medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuit?

3 Reasons to Consider Filing a Wrongful Death Case
If the misdiagnosis of cancer caused the death of your spouse, child or parent, then you might consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit because:
  • You may recover damages for your financial loss. Financial losses such as medical expenses, funeral expenses, out-of-pocket costs, and past and future lost income may be compensable in a cancer malpractice wrongful death case.
  • You may recover damages for your emotional suffering. While no amount of money is going to reduce your suffering or change what happened, financial compensation is the only way the legal system has to compensate you for your emotional suffering. Money for your suffering may allow you to take time off from work, take a vacation, seek counseling or to donate money to cancer research or another charity of your choice, for example.
  • You may help enact change and help prevent other families from suffering the same fate. When a doctor is held liable for the misdiagnosis of cancer, it may have a deterrent effect and cause other doctors to act more carefully to prevent malpractice.

How an Experienced Atlanta Cancer Malpractice Lawyer May Help You
If you have lost a loved one because of cancer malpractice, then an experienced Atlanta cancer malpractice attorney may advise you of your rights and help you pursue a fair and just recovery. To learn more about whether you might have a case, please read our FREE book: Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Errors and please call an Atlanta cancer lawyer today at 1.770.518.1133.