Representing Families In Fatal Medical Malpractice Claims
If your family member died in a hospital or emergency room, you may not feel ready to talk to a lawyer about your legal options. You need time to grieve. However, if the death was due to medical negligence, it is important to talk to an attorney as soon as possible. You have rights that need to be protected.
Hixson & Brown, P.C., is a team of experienced wrongful death lawyers in West Des Moines that represents families throughout Iowa. We are skilled trial advocates with the experience and resources needed to establish liability and obtain maximum compensation in complex medical malpractice cases. When we represent you, we will work diligently to obtain full compensation for you and justice for the loss of your loved one.
In a case of wrongful death in a health care setting, it is important to begin the investigation process promptly. We have handled cases where hospitals or hospital employees have altered records to cover up evidence of negligence and to protect themselves from liability. Your legal representative needs to act quickly to collect and preserve evidence.
Compensation In A Wrongful Death Case
While money can never replace your family member, a wrongful death lawsuit can help your family deal with financial issues related to the death. It can also hold medical providers accountable.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, compensation in a case of wrongful death can include:
- Medical costs incurred prior to death
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of consortium and companionship
- Loss of parental guidance for a child
- Loss of accumulation to the estate
- Loss of health insurance
- Loss of household services
Our lawyers often work with economists, financial planners, life care planners and other experts to determine the full value of your losses.