Baltimore Infant Wrongful Death Lawyer
Most people would agree that the loss of a child is the most devastating loss imaginable. When an infant’s death was caused by medical negligence or mistakes made by a doctor, nurse or other hospital staff, the pain and anger can be beyond belief. It might seem impossible to move on after such a tragedy, yet parents must find a way to cope for the sake of themselves, each other, and other children and family members. At times like these, the Baltimore infant wrongful death lawyers at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman are willing to step in and help bereaved parents get justice and accountability for their children. This is accomplished through a wrongful death lawsuit that makes doctors and hospitals own up to their mistakes and helps ensure that the same mistake won’t happen again to another family. At the same time, we also work to recover a significant financial settlement or verdict that provides real help to families as they pick up the pieces of their broken lives and find a way to move past or live with an avoidable, needless tragedy like the loss of an infant to medical malpractice.
Maryland Wrongful Death Law
Maryland’s wrongful death statute specifically addresses the right of parents to recover compensation after the loss of a child due to another’s negligence. The law allows for both pecuniary and non-pecuniary losses, such as the following:
- Medical expenses incurred before death
- Costs of a funeral and burial
- Mental anguish
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Loss of society
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of comfort
- Loss of filial care
Proving a wrongful death case due to medical malpractice can be every bit as challenging as proving malpractice in a non-fatal birth injury case. The plaintiffs bringing the action must be prepared to prove that the medical providers failed to act according to the standard of care expected of other members of the medical community and that this failure was the cause of death. At WVFK&N, we work with appropriate medical experts who will go on the record and testify as to their opinion that malpractice did occur and was the cause of death. We also apply our decades of experience achieving record verdicts and settlements to come up with an appropriate financial amount given the circumstances of the case. Whether settling out of court or going to trial, we exhibit an unwavering dedication to our clients and their best interests.
More than just getting monetary results, clients of Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman find compassion, friendship and emotional support during what is doubtless the most difficult time in their life they have ever faced. The fact that our relationships with clients last long after their case is over is testimony to the care and comfort grieving parents receive from our office when they need it most.
Legal Help and Moral Support After Infant Wrongful Death in Baltimore
Maryland law gives parents up to three years from the date of a child’s death to decide whether to file a wrongful death lawsuit. During that time, we can help you figure out what happened in the delivery room and decide how you want to proceed in pursuing justice and accountability for the loss of your child. This process is difficult, but it is important and sometimes necessary, and our team is here for you throughout the entire period.
For help after the wrongful death of a child due to a fatal birth injury at a Baltimore hospital, call Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman at 410-998-3600. There is no charge to consult with us, and we don’t charge any fee until after the case has been resolved in your favor.