Let’s face it, after a loved one passes, a family can not only be caught off guard, but can be thrown into disarray. Death situation can be very trying, especially when the death is unexpected. Even with all of that said, what should you do if you think that your loved one’s death is the result of medical malpractice?

We strongly suggest that if you think that your loved one died due to medical malpractice that you request an autopsy right away. This is because an autopsy will help you understand what happened to your loved one. In addition, it will help your attorney and medical expert determine if the medical standard of care was broken in your situation.

What can generally happen is that because of the stress of everything, many families do not think about an autopsy, and then when they reach out to a Maryland medical malpractice attorney, it can be too late because there is no way to really know the cause of death and everything surrounding the situation.

If your loved one just died in a hospital or was under the care of a doctor at the time of their death, and you suspect that medical malpractice or negligence was the cause of death, give us a call. We listen to stories like yours all the time and we would be glad to hear your story. Our telephone number is 301-850-4832.


Marcus Boston is a Maryland medical malpractice attorney who helps people navigate the Maryland childbirth injury and medical malpractice process to get money for their injuries caused by the carelessness of doctors and hospitals.