Filing a Wrongful Death Action in Washington D.C.
A 22-year-old male dies suddenly during a basketball game due to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Despite required athletic physicals since the age of 10 to play on baseball and basketball teams, the disease was never detected by physicians, even though a significant family history is conveyed in medical records. The physicians never ordered an electrocardiogram or an echocardiogram. Family members are devastated by the loss and disturbed that the death could have likely been prevented. In order to garner assistance during this traumatic time, the family should contact a highly skilled wrongful death attorney in Washington, D.C.
A wrongful death describes a casualty that was caused by the negligent acts of another party. Families or next of kin may bring a wrongful death action to directly compensate the survivors for their losses resulting from the decedent’s death. In accordance with the District of Columbia’s Wrongful Death Act, D.C. Code §§ 16-2701 to -2703, family members may recover the following damages:
- Expenses from the last illness or related to the personal injury
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of future financial support
- Loss of future earnings by the deceased
A preventable loss occurs if hospitals or medical professionals trained to protect individuals from such a death are involved and they fail to render proper care. The technical detail of such cases requires an experienced Washington D.C. law firm.
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Through retaining the Jack H. Olender & Associates, PC law firm, clients receive caring and efficient representation in a family’s wrongful death claim. The firm represents clients with wrongful death claims in Washington, D.C.