Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving WV
Morgantown Law Firm Representing Families of Medical Neglect Victims
The Law Firm You Can Trust
According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. With the conditions some doctors and nurses face, this is no surprise; however, there is no excuse for it. Across the country and throughout all of West Virginia, patients are paying the ultimate price for the condition of our medical system. At Angotti & Straface Attorneys at Law in Morgantown, we are able to provide proven legal representation for families across West Virginia who have lost a loved one due many types of medical negligence/malpractice resulting in death, including:
- Birth Fatality
- Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
- Medical Negligence
- Misdiagnosis Resulting in Death
- Fatal Pharmacist Negligence
- Defective Medical Device Deaths
- Surgical Malpractice Death
3 Factors Required to Prove a Medical Malpractice Fatality
At Angotti & Straface Attorneys at Law, we understand that coroners and medical examiners are unable to list medical error as a cause of death (because it is not even an option) and physicians might be reluctant to do so even if it were an option, so we do not rely on inaccurate death certificates. Instead, our wrongful death team will scrutinize and fully investigate all aspects of the circumstances surrounding the death of your loved one to determine if medical malpractice occurred. Essentially, we will determine:
1. -if the medical professional responsible for caring for your loved one neglected to exercise the same degree of care and skill required and/or expected by similar healthcare providers facing the same situation
2. -if this neglect was a proximate cause of the wrongful death of your loved one
3. -if the medical personnel’s neglect to follow/adhere to the accepted standard of care limited your loved one’s chance of recovery or caused an increased risk of harm of at least 25%
If all of the above a true, you may be entitled to recover significant financial compensation to cover medical bills, funeral expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and compensation for other tangible (financial) and intangible (non-financial) losses.
Remember: Not all fatalities associated with medical treatment are preventable or caused by medical neglect. Even with competent care, an undesired outcome remains a possibility; however, if your loved one’s life was one of the nearly 10% lost to medical malpractice, we will uncover the truth and take the appropriate measures to hold the responsible party fully accountable.
Remember: The statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice claim in West Virginia is two years.
Free Legal Case Evaluation for Medical Malpractice Deaths
If you are a surviving family member with good reason to believe that your loved one died as a result of medical malpractice, contact us for a free case evaluation to find out if you have a valid claim and learn more about your legal options. You owe nothing unless we win the case on your behalf. At Angotti & Straface Attorneys at Law, we have delivered proven results for our clients in Morgantown and throughout West Virginia since 1952. We look forward to assisting you with accessing the maximum compensation the law allows and holding medical professionals accountable for providing the high-quality care we all depend on.
Call Angotti & Straface Attorneys at Law: (304) 292-4381.