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Wrongful Death

Representing Family Survivors throughout Chicago

Losing a family member as a result of medical malpractice is a shocking and devastating experience. When that Death could have been prevented, it is all the more difficult to endure for those left behind. A Wrongful Death case involves such circumstances. The deceased person died as a result of medical malpractice. The negligence on the part of the Doctor or Hospital resulted in the Death of the victim. Had the victim lived, he or she could have pursued a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit.

Wrongful Death cases are generally initiated on behalf of the deceased person by his or her surviving spouse, child, parent, or by his or her estate. As with any claim, a statute of limitations often applies, which means that you will have a limited time period in which to pursue compensation for Damages through a claim or lawsuit. At The Cortese Law Offices, P.C., you can consult with a Chicago Wrongful Death Lawyer who can review your situation and provide the legal guidance you need. A claim for Damages can be prepared and handled with the skills and understanding gained over 21 years of effectively representing individuals in Illinois.

Wrongful Death Case Damages

Wrongful Death claims and lawsuits bring relief to family survivors who have been emotionally and financially hurt by the loss of their loved one. The Damages that may be recovered include the medical expenses and funeral expenses of the decedent as well as compensation for the loss of companionship, support, services, benefits, or inheritance in addition to punitive Damages if the defendant’s actions were particularly egregious. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its own merits and terms. By consulting with an Attorney at the Law Office, you can be advised about what is involved in your case and take timely action.