A wrongful death case arises when a patient dies as a result of medical malpractice. His or her estate can bring a wrongful death lawsuit and can be awarded damages for the beneficiaries of the deceased. In New York, a wrongful death law suit must be filed within two years of the date of death. The person who will end up filing a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the deceased plaintiff will often be the plaintiff’s closest surviving relative such as a spouse or child and most wrongful death cases will settle out of court.
According to the New York City Comptroller’s office, in 2017 over 87 million dollars were awarded for claims filed against New York City Health and Hospitals.
Karasik Law Group will fight to get you and your family fair and just compensation that you and your family are entitled to under the law for your loss of a loved one due to the negligent, wrongful act, or fault of another. Call us to schedule a free consultation.