Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Lawyer Columbus, Ohio

Has a loved one died as the result of medical negligence or medical malpractice? 

Wrongful death by medical malpractice occurs when a patient has died due to the negligence of a healthcare provider such as a physician, anesthesiologist, surgeon, nurse or hospital.

Did a loved one pass away from their injuries due to medical negligence? Get a Free Case Evaluation today.

While health care providers are very well-trained and highly educated in their respective medical fields, they are still capable of making mistakes. In some cases, those mistakes result in the death of a patient. When negligence is to blame, you may have the ability to file a wrongful death case. When you lose a loved one due to medical malpractice, you may struggle emotionally, mentally, endure financial hardship, and suffer loss of companionship. Proving wrongful death in medical malpractice cases is difficult without the help of an experienced law firm like Erney Law in Columbus, Ohio. Contact us today for a free case evaluation and let’s fight for your entitled compensation.

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5 reasons why you need a wrongful death medical negligence lawyer in Columbus, Ohio.

  • An experienced wrongful death by medical negligence law firm like Erney Law in Columbus, Ohio will obtain medical records and other pertinent documentation including insurance records, medical bills, and proof of lost income to prove the extent of the damages being suffered by surviving family members.
  • Wrongful death by medical negligence cases are extremely technical and complex. Expert witnesses may be required to prove evidence. An experienced wrongful death by medical negligence attorney has the resources to obtain qualified medical experts who can elaborate on your behalf.
  • The insurance company representing the medical facility and health care provider at fault want to offer you as little compensation as possible. A wrongful death by medical negligence law firm like Erney Law in Columbus, Ohio has your best interest in mind and wants to earn your family the highest amount of medical and financial compensation as possible.
  • Should your case reach the courtroom, your attorney will serve as your loved ones representation, they know all the facts about your case, and will be better equipped to favorably speak to the jury on your loved ones behalf.
  • Your wrongful death by medical negligence attorney will allow you to focus on your grieving process rather than spending all your time and resources trying to navigate your way through your case inexperienced and alone.

What types of negligence is common in wrongful death by medical malpractice in Columbus, Ohio?

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  • Surgical errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Improperly prescribing or administrating medication
  • Incorrect charting
  • Failure to treat
  • Birth trauma
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Negligent long-term treatment

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What's the process?

Personal injury cases can be complicated and not always guaranteed. Our process ensures that every client we represent will receive the best possible financial outcome, and start the healing process.

Step One - Free Case Evaluation

Free Case Evaluation

We will first review your case carefully, get to know you, and gain an understanding of your injuries.

Step Two - Monitor Your Care

Monitor Your Care

If injured, we make absolutely sure you are receiving the proper medical treatment during this difficult time.

Step Three - We Handle Everything

We Handle Everything

We will relieve the worry and burden of dealing with the insurance companies to ensure the best possible outcome.

Your Attorneys Mary Erney & Rob Erney

Frequently Asked Questions

A member of my family was killed as a result of medical negligence. What are my rights?

The first hurdle is liability. Can it be proven that it was someone else’s fault? The second hurdle is causation. Can it be proven that your family member died as a result of the injuries he or she suffered in the accident? The third hurdle is insurance coverage. Does the at-fault party have automobile insurance? If all of these hurdles are met, an estate needs to be set up for the deceased person and someone needs to be the Administrator. If the deceased person had a will, then the Executor will be in charge of the estate. Only the Administrator or Executor has the power to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party. The beneficiaries of the estate share in the financial recovery.

Do I have to go to probate court when a medical negligence wrongful death case is settled?

In Ohio, the answer is yes. The settlement and distribution of the settlement must be approved by the probate court the estate was established in.

Do I have to pay taxes on a medical negligence wrongful death settlement?

No, the proceeds of a wrongful death settlement are not taxable.

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Your case matters to us, just as much as it matters to you. We want to help you every step of the way, but in order to do so, we need to meet with you, get all the facts, and work out the details in order to build your case. We will meet with you for absolutely free, and explain to you in full detail the inner workings of how these situations usually end up, how likely you are to win your case, and how compensation works for you and for us.

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