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Can a Milwaukee doctor be sued for wrongful death?


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Yes, in some cases you may be able to bring a lawsuit against a Milwaukee doctor for wrongful death. In order to bring a wrongful death case against a Milwaukee doctor, you and your Milwaukee wrongful death lawyer must file a formal complaint within the statute of limitations. Generally, you have three years from the date of the action or lack of action which you believe constituted medical malpractice, though exceptions to that rule may apply.

When your Milwaukee wrongful death attorney files a formal complaint alleging that medical malpractice killed your loved one, the complaint will state that:

  • The doctor had a duty to your loved one. If your loved one was a patient of the doctor, then this element is typically satisfied.
  • The doctor failed to act with reasonable care in the treatment of your loved one. This may be vigorously contested.
  • That the doctor’s negligence caused your loved one’s death. This may also be vigorously contested.
  • That you are entitled to damages pursuant to the Wisconsin wrongful death law.

If you are successful in your case against a Milwaukee doctor, then the doctor—or the doctor’s malpractice insurer—may be required to compensate you for your loved one’s medical expenses, funeral costs, lost income, and pain, and for your own suffering.

For more information, please contact our experienced Milwaukee personal injury lawyers today at 1-800-800-5678 or 414-223-4800 and please request a complimentary copy of our FREE DVD: The Secrets Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know.

Jason F. Abraham
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