Pursuing a Wrongful Death Claim in Maryland
Consider this hypothetical: A 22-year-old male suddenly dies during a routine ping pong game. During the week preceding the man’s death, the man sought treatment from his primary care doctor for a severe headache. The doctor instructed him to hydrate and take ibuprofen. Two days later, the man went to the ER because the headache remained and he felt short of breath despite following the orders of the primary care doctor. Again, the man was told to hydrate and take ibuprofen.
After returning home, the man decided to take a shower believing it may help the severe pain. Before the shower was over, the man collapsed and died due to a brain aneurysm. The wife of the man and his children are devastated by the loss, and frustrated the death was likely preventable. To obtain assistance through this emotional time, the family should consult an experienced wrongful death attorney.
When negligent acts of another party wrongfully cause death, families or next of kin may assert a wrongful death action. The deceased’s surviving family may be directly compensated for the resulting losses due to the decedent’s death. Under Maryland’s Wrongful Death Statute, Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. § 3-904 (2000), family members may recover the following costs:
- Expenses from last illness or related to the personal injury
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of future financial support
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