You talked about many things with your spouse before he went into the hospital. You talked about what would happen if he were unable to fully recover from his illness or injuries. You even talked about what might happen if he were to die from his illness or injuries. However, neither of you thought that his death could be caused by the negligence of the doctor or hospital that you hired to protect him.

Three Things You Need to Know Now

You already know that nothing is going to bring back your loved one after he died in the hospital. Nothing is going to undo the mistake made by the doctor or hospital, and nothing is going to ease the grief of your family. 

However, that does not mean you cannot do anything. You still deserve to know your rights. You deserve to recover to the extent that the law allows, and the doctor or hospital deserves to be held accountable for your loved one’s death. Accordingly, we encourage you to know that:

  1. Doctors and hospitals can be held accountable for medical malpractice deaths. Doctors and hospitals are not above the law. If their negligence has caused your spouse’s death, you may be able to recover damages.
  2. You may have to fight for a fair recovery. Doctors and hospitals, such as Norton’s, Jewish Hospital, Baptist Hospital, University Hospital, and others, have reputations to defend, and you may have to fight hard for your fair and just recovery.
  3. The damages you may recover may be important to your family’s future. Your husband’s unpaid medical bills and funeral costs, his lost income, and the expenses incurred by your family can cause significant financial problems. A legal recovery can help your family recover from these problems.

Additionally, it is important to know that you don’t have to fight for a recovery on your own.

Call a Louisville Wrongful Death Lawyer for Help

An experienced Kentucky wrongful death attorney can help you understand your rights and fight hard for your recovery. For more information, we encourage you to contact us today via this website or by calling 800.634.8767 or 502.210.8942 to set up a FREE consultation.

Matthew L. White
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Founder & Partner of Louisville Personal Injury Law Firm Gray & White Law

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