The answer is yes. It is possible to file a successful wrongful death case against even the most respected of doctors. While doctors who do their jobs well and save lives deserve our respect, it is important to remember that nobody is above the law. If a respected doctor is negligent in the care of your loved one then you have every right to file a wrongful death case and to pursue a fair recovery—just as you would if any other doctor or member of society caused your loved one’s death.
Here’s What You Need to Prove
The doctor’s reputation is not the issue that you need to address. Instead, if your loved one died from anesthesia aspiration then you and your wrongful death lawyer need to determine if the anesthesiologist was negligent. A doctor is considered negligent if:
- The doctor owed your loved one a duty of care.
- The doctor breached that duty of care by failing to act as a reasonable doctor with similar credentials would act in similar circumstances.
- Your loved one’s death was caused by the doctor’s breach of the duty of care.
- You, or the person bringing the lawsuit, have legal standing to bring a wrongful death case.
You don’t need to do this alone. Instead, you have the right to contact an experienced lawyer to help you with your anesthesia aspiration wrongful death claim. To learn more, please read our related links, follow us on Facebook, and fill out our contact us form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.