At Saffren and Weinberg, Marc Alan Weinberg, Attorney and Kenneth Scott Saffren, Attorney are partners. The firm’s tagline is “The People’s Voice In Court.” They make themselves available via phone at (215) 576-0100 or by email on the Saffren and Weinberg website. Saffren and Weinberg provides a no-charge, complimentary case review and answers questions for prospective clients.


5 Reasons to Call a Lawyer After a Wrongful Death in Your Family

There is nothing more traumatic and heart-wrenching than the loss of a loved one. And if that death was caused due to mere negligence on someone’s part, it can make the whole situation a lot more distressing.

The death of a breadwinner of a family can lead to a whole story of financial struggles for the surviving family members. The person who caused the death may come out of it scot-free unless right action is taken at the right time.

Medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of deaths in the U.S. Medical malpractice refers to harm, injury or death caused to a patient due to negligence by a healthcare professional or provider in which substandard treatment was provided. Medical malpractice lawsuits are generally filed by patients who received wrong or poor medical treatment from a doctor, nurse, technician or a medical worker. The standard of care is measured by taking into consideration whether the patient would have received the same treatment from another medical personnel under similar circumstances.

A wrongful death due to negligence is a case of grave injustice. Medical malpractice cases are complex and expensive; they require extensive research through document gathering and interviews, hiring expert witnesses and an in-depth understanding of medical malpractice laws.

Seeking out a medical malpractice lawyer would be your best option. If you have been subject to negligent medical treatment, then your first step should be to contact a qualified personal injury lawyer. He will conduct a thorough review of the case by documenting or collecting relevant medical records and interviewing patients, friends and family members of the deceased so as to deem the case as actionable.


Here are a few reasons why you should consider hiring a lawyer after a wrongful death.


Qualification and Experience

It is best to seek the help of an experienced medical malpractice lawyer to file your lawsuit. He or she will be able to walk you through the process and fulfill the specific state requirements for medical malpractice lawsuits in your state. They are also aware of where to begin investigating your claim and how to gain the information required.


High Settlement

A personal injury lawyer will be able to get you the highest settlement possible because of their skill and knowledge. He will have collected adequate evidence to be able to present your case effectively and also argue on your behalf.


Objectivity and Knowledge

A medical malpractice lawyer can recognize the medical mistakes that caused the malpractice. The mistakes can vary from errors in prescribing prescriptions, all the way to missed life- threatening conditions. They will be able to differentiate a legitimate medical malpractice from a false claim.


Free of Stress

A good lawyer will rid you of stress and burden, especially if are recovering from a personal injury. A medical malpractice lawyer will efficiently handle all the aspects of the case. They even represent you while negotiating with insurance companies.


Necessary Resources

A malpractice lawyer will have the resources required to create a winning lawsuit. Most people will not be able to afford to get the case together since it requires a legal team and hiring expert witnesses. A medical malpractice lawyer will contribute a considerable amount of their time for the benefit of the case.

In some states, the law enforces a statute of limitations, which will then limit the maximum amount of time that legal proceedings can occur after the date of the incident.

A wrongful death lawsuit can have recovery options: the claim by the estate of the victim and the claim put forward by the victim’s family. Compensatory funds for pain and suffering, medical expenses and so on will be awarded by the court to the estate of the victim.

The bigger the gap between the time period between the accident and the resulting death, the higher the amount of the award. There is also a claim for the value of the life that was lost, which focuses not just on the intangible value of the person but also the person’s financial conditions. As the loss of income can also make things more difficult for the victim’s family.


Contact an Experienced Lawyer Today

The lawyers at Saffren & Weinberg are here to be a shoulder for you to lean on in this difficult time. No one should have to worry about a loss of income while they are grieving. If you have lost your loved one and believe that you should be compensated for wrongful death, give us a call at 215-576-0100 to find out the amount of compensation that you could claim.


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Kenneth Scott Saffren / About the author

Ken Saffren, Esq, is a partner of Saffren & Weinberg located in Jenkintown, PA, practicing in workers’ compensation, social security, and personal injury litigation. He is a member of both the United States District Court of New Jersey and Eastern District of Pennsylvania Supreme Court, as well as PHN Epsilon Roe.

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