Coping with losing someone you love is challenging, particularly if the death was caused by carelessness or negligence. While no amount of financial payment can ever compensate for the loss you suffered, financial security and the knowledge that the responsible parties have been brought to justice can provide you a sense of closure and security. Here at Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz, we have leading wrongful death attorneys in Chicago standing by to help seek just compensation for you and your family.
Approximately 98,000 Americans die every year as a result of preventable medical errors, such as failing to diagnose a fatal disease, administering anesthesia or providing incorrect doses of medication. If a cancer diagnosis was missed in the stages when there was more of a chance to survive, a wrongful death lawsuit due to medical malpractice might be possible. Other situations include:
- Health care provider errors
- Birth injuries
- Lack of informed consent
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Misread X-rays and ultrasounds
- Spinal cord injuries
Medical errors can be challenging and expensive to prove. It requires skill, discipline and resources. At KJS, we have recovered significant settlements and verdicts in medical malpractice wrongful death cases across Illinois on behalf of our clients.
Claims for Accidents Leading to Death
The idea surrounding a wrongful death lawsuit is that the people who depended on the deceased for financial or emotional support have also been injured. Damages can include loss of care, financial support, love, guidance, supervision and household assistance. This might include death as a result of a slip-and-fall accident in a parking lot where the owner was aware of an oil spill. Claims also may be a result of:
Therefore, compensation may be available for you as a surviving family member of a wrongful death victim.
Understanding Your Legal Rights
The state of Illinois allows heirs to file a wrongful death lawsuit when negligence of another party caused the death, but these laws are complicated. You need the help of skilled and knowledgeable wrongful death attorneys to guide you through the process. If you suspect a family member was the victim of a wrongful death, contact us online or call 312.782.2525 for a free consultation with one of our wrongful death attorneys.