Tampa Medical Malpractice Attorney Discusses Wrongful Death Cases
As an experienced Tampa Medical Malpractice Attorney I am often asked about wrongful death cases. If you or your family has been a victim of a medical malpractice that results in a death, there are special laws in Florida that apply to any potential claim you may have. In Florida if you are not, if the decedent, the person who you’ve lost is not either married or has a child under the age of 25, although there may be a technical wrong that was committed, and there may be no recoverable damages.
In other words, if there’s not a survivor who is either a spouse or a child under the age of 25, there is no survival claim or beneficiary who can recover monetary damages. The estate may have a claim for loss of net accumulations but if your loved one wasn’t in his saving years you must have a spouse or a child under the age of 25 who is still partially dependent on the decedent at the time of the death.
Do you have questions about wrongful death cases? If so, contact the experienced Tampa Medical Malpractice Attorney Betsey Herd.