Maryland medical malpractice attorney talks about one very important thing you should do if you think that your loved one has died due to medical malpractice or some other type of negligence. And that very important thing is to request an autopsy.
If the hospital and ME’s office declines your request, you can still have a private autopsy performed. In many instances families do not think about getting an autopsy performed until it is too late.
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. The reason this is very important in a death case is because it can help you understand the cause of death. Understanding the case of death is very critical in medical malpractice wrongful death cases.
If you think that your loved one’s death has been due to medical malpractice pick up the phone and give me a call. I can be reached at 301-850-4832. If you would prefer an email instead, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We answer questions like yours regarding Maryland medical malpractice law all the time and we would be glad to hear your story.