When a loved one passes, especially all of a sudden, and while in a doctor’s care, a family can be placed under a lot of strain. But when families have serious questions surrounding their loved one’s death, seldom do they know what to do. If you are one of these families who think that your loved one’s death was the cause of medical malpractice, and you are wondering what is a very important step in the process, stay tuned.
Hello, I’m Maryland medical malpractice attorney Marcus Boston and I would like to explain to you one reason why some families cannot pursue a successful wrongful death case due to medical malpractice here in Maryland. That reason is because they fail to have an autopsy performed on their loved one. Many people think that the hospital or ME’s office will automatically perform an autopsy.
This is simply not the case. If an autopsy is not performed on your loved one, then you can have a private autopsy performed. Many people are not aware of this very important fact. The reason an autopsy is very important in these types of cases, especially when medical malpractice is suspected, is because the autopsy can help you understand the cause of death and what possibly went wrong. It also acts as a second set of eyes as to what happened in your loved one’s case.
Causation is a very important element in these types of cases and an autopsy can go a long ways in helping you understand legal causation. The reason why I am explaining this to you today is because over the past few weeks my office has been contacted by families who thought for whatever reason, that their loved one had been the victim of medical malpractice. But in only one instance had a family member spoke to me about already requesting an autopsy. Many people just do not know the importance of this action.
If you are on the internet right now because deep down you think that your loved one’s death was due to medical malpractice here in Maryland, and you know that it is now time to speak to someone about your story, pick up the phone and give me a call. I can be reached at 301-850-4832. Or, you can send me an email to medicalinjury “at” bostonlawllc.com (Remember to replace “at” with @). We would be glad to hear your story.