Wrongful Death

Atlanta Wrongful Death Lawyer

Fighting For Those Who Have Lost a Family Member Due to Medical Malpractice in Georgia

A wrongful death legal claim is brought against doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, surgeons, and other medical personnel or health care providers when they have failed to provide the accepted level of care, leading to the death of a family member. These cases usually involve unintentional acts or omissions that result in medical negligence or medical malpractice. If you believe that your loss was a wrongful death, contact an Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer at our firm. We can help.

With almost two decades of professional experience helping individuals and families who have suffered severe injuries from medical malpractice, you can feel confident that you are receiving sound and knowledgeable legal counsel. 

Call The Tolson Firm, LLC today at (404) 800-9166 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our wrongful death attorney in Atlanta.

What Are Common Causes Of Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death claims can result from medication errors by doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, and dentists; emergency room errors by emergency room personnel, surgical errors by surgeons, nurses, and anesthesiologists; misdiagnosis by doctors and psychiatrists; brain injuries and medical equipment failure.

What Damages Could Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Claim?

Losing a loved one is a devastating experience. When that loss is because of the negligence or intentional actions of another party, the grief could be compounded by the need for legal action. Potential damages that could be recovered may include:

  • Compensatory Damages: One of the primary objectives in a wrongful death claim is to seek compensatory damages on behalf of the surviving family members. These damages could include medical costs incurred before the victim's death, funeral and burial costs, and any additional financial losses directly related to the incident.
  • Lost Wages and Future Earnings: If the deceased was a breadwinner, the family may be qualified for compensation for lost wages and possible future earnings. We work diligently to assess the economic impact of the loss and ensure that the family receives fair and just compensation for these financial setbacks.
  • Pain and Suffering: While no amount of money can truly compensate for the emotional pain caused by the loss of a loved one, the legal system allows for the recovery of damages related to the pain and suffering experienced by the deceased before death. We strive to convey the emotional toll to the court to secure appropriate compensation for this aspect of the claim.
  • Loss of Companionship: Families are entitled to seek damages for the loss of companionship, love, and guidance resulting from the untimely death of a family member. We can work closely with clients to understand the depth of this loss and present a compelling case to secure damages that reflect the true impact on the family unit.

Who Can File for a Wrongful Death Claim?

Understanding who has the legal status to file a wrongful death claim is crucial in pursuing justice for the deceased. The Tolson Firm, LLC, guides clients through the intricate process, ensuring that those entitled to compensation are properly represented.

  • Immediate Family Members: In Georgia, immediate family members like spouses, children, and parents are typically the first in line to file a wrongful death claim. These individuals are considered the most affected by the loss and are granted priority in seeking compensation.
  • Distant Family Members: In cases where immediate family members are unavailable or unwilling to pursue a wrongful death claim, certain distant family members, like siblings or grandparents, could be eligible to file. The eligibility criteria can vary, and we can meticulously assess each situation to determine the appropriate course of action.
  • Financial Dependents: Those who were financially dependent on the deceased, even if not related by blood or marriage, may also have the right to file a wrongful death claim. We can carefully evaluate the financial interdependence between the deceased and potential claimants to build a solid case.

Contact Our Atlanta Wrongful Death Attorney Today

Our dedicated legal team understands that financial compensation is never enough after the loss of a beloved family member. You may have been left with huge medical bills and other financial concerns as a result of lost wages from missing work prior to your death. Pursuing your case through the legal system and with the help of a proven team of professionals is a way for you to fight back and help make a positive change that will better a bad situation.

We are experienced in handling wrongful death cases and have litigated dozens of multi-million dollar cases to successful resolution for our injured clients and their family members. We invite you to contact us and discuss the details of your wrongful death case. We can help to evaluate the case and provide you with our professional opinion about how to proceed.

Contact The Tolson Firm, LLC today to get started with our Atlanta wrongful death lawyer.

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