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Can I file a wrongful death lawsuit for medical malpractice?

by | Sep 3, 2020

Deaths caused by medical malpractice or hospital error are included under the statutory definition of “wrongful death.” Therefore, survivors and beneficiaries of persons killed by medical malpractice or doctor error have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the decedent.

However, Florida law also stipulates that only the personal representative of the decedent can actually file a wrongful death lawsuit. What exactly “filing a lawsuit” versus “being a party to a lawsuit” means is important and is a topic you should discuss with a qualified wrongful death attorney.

If you are a spouse, parent of a minor child, or a minor child, you should talk to a personal injury lawyer about your situation and the next steps in filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

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