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Who Can Be Held Liable for My Loved One’s Wrongful Death in Maryland?

At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our wrongful death attorneys in Waldorf, Maryland know that these personal injury cases can be complex, which is why we encourage family members who have lost a loved one to negligence to contact a skilled lawyer to discuss their case.

Our Charles County wrongful death lawyers know that each of these cases is unique and that a single drunk driver can be responsible for a fatal car crash, or several parties — typically during a medical malpractice case or trucking industry accident can be liable for our client’s loss of a loved one.

Both types of cases require the legal skill and resources to fully investigate each scenario, gather evidence, and pursue the proper party for each of our client’s unique financial recovery needs, so they can take the time they need to grieve with their families.

How Can I Determine Who is At-Fault for My Loved One’s Death?

To determine who was at fault for the loss of our client’s loved one’s life, we must first determine what caused the fatality.

Many types of events can be the basis of a wrongful death lawsuit, including the loss of life that occurs during:

  • Negligence

Negligence is one of the most common causes of wrongful death in Maryland, and may include:

To determine who is at fault for the loss of life, we must first determine who was negligent.

In many of these cases, it is an impaired, speeding, reckless, or distracted driver.

But it may be a property owner or operator, a pet owner, or a company that produced a defective product.

That is why it is important to not only pinpoint but be able to prove the cause of death, so we can use our resources to outline each responsible party.

  • Medical Malpractice

According to Johns Hopkins University, a recent medical malpractice study ranked medical malpractice as the third-leading cause of death in the country, accounting for approximately 250,000 fatalities each year.

The liable parties for these deaths may include, but are not limited to:

  • Nurses
  • Dentists
  • Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Technicians
  • Plastic Surgeons
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Medical support and administrative staff
  • Hospitals, medical facilities, and surgical centers

If you lost a loved one who was undergoing a medical procedure, and believe negligence was a factor, contact our compassionate wrongful death attorneys in Waldorf, Maryland today to discuss your loss during a free consultation.

  • Intentional Acts

Intentional actions or inactions that lead to the loss of life are often criminal in nature.

They may include physically harming someone with a weapon or withholding life-saving medication or treatment while they are in distress.

While wrongful death cases in Waldorf, Maryland are civil matters – not criminal – our experienced legal team will outline your claim to determine how and why your loved one was killed and pursue the negligent party – even if he or she is in jail for your family’s full financial recovery.

Contact Our Dedicated Wrongful Attorneys in Waldorf, Maryland for a Free Consultation

If you have lost a loved one to negligence in Maryland, contact our skilled wrongful death attorneys in Waldorf at the Law Office of Robert Castro by calling 301.870.1200 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case today.