Wrongful death cases can take a huge toll on a family.
When medical malpractice is the suspected reason, many families want answers as to why and how could this happen.
In many cases, families like to take their time and try to find out all of the facts.
Some call lawyers immediately while others step back and assess the situation.
The purpose of this educational article is to explain why Letters of Administration are important in the investigation part of your possible wrongful death case.
When medical malpractice is suspected, one of the crucial points of interest will be your loved one’s medical records.
The medical records are key because they shed light as to what did or did not happen in the case.
A medical expert will use these records to get a better understanding as to whether the standard of care was breached.
When a person is alive, he or she can personally request their medical records at anytime.
In cases of death, someone has to be able to sign for the patient’s records.
This is where the Letters of Administration come into play.
The person who has been granted administration over the deceased’s estate can take action for the estate.
So, when a records request is made, the person who has authority to act on behalf of the estate can sign for the records.
If you think that your loved one’s death was due to medical malpractice, this is what we invite you to do if your matter happened in Maryland.
It costs you absolutely nothing to take this action.
Pick up the phone and give us a call.
We can be reached at 301-850-4832.
We answer medical malpractice questions like yours all the time and we would be glad to listen to your story.