California Laws Regarding Personal Injury Cases for the Wrongful Death of a Pregnant Woman
When a women is pregnant, she’s supposed to be able to look forward to the coming baby without worry. She should be able to count on medical care that helps her through the process. She should believe with reasonable certainty that her medical needs will be taken care of if she’s at the hospital.
Unfortunately, this isn’t always what happens. Sometimes pregnant women never live to give birth. In some cases, there’s nothing a doctor could have done. In others, it may be the result of a mistake. If you’ve lost someone who was pregnant then you likely want to know what your rights are. Read on to get the basics and then contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free case evaluation.
You may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit
Not everyone is eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. First, you must understand if you have a relationships that makes it possible. For example, the spouse of a pregnant woman would be eligible, while the friend of that same woman wouldn’t be. If you’re not sure if you have the right to file a lawsuit then reach out to Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas for help.
It’s up to your attorney to prove your case
For those who are eligible, there are several things that must be proven. First, your attorney must prove that the woman died. Next, they must prove that the death in question was the result of either misconduct or negligence of a medical professional who treated the woman in question. Finally, the person who’s suing must be able to prove that they have suffered some type of financial loss as the result of the wrongful death.
You may be eligible for compensation
When your personal injury attorney files your case, there a number of things you may be able to receive compensation for. The list includes your funeral expenses, the medical costs, compensation for pain and suffering, reimbursement for lost wages, and compensation for your future loss of support. Some of these are easy to estimate while others can be a challenge. At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, we work with financial experts who can estimate and support their estimates.
In rare cases, a court may also award punitive damages. These damages are meant not as compensation for the family of the deceased but instead are designed to punish the person who’s being sued.
Get a free consultation and learn more about your rights
Losing someone you love feels like an impossible situation to get through. The good news is that you do have an experienced, compassionate attorney on your side. At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, we have decades of experience. We take cases on a contingency basis, which means that you won’t owe us a penny until we win your case. If we don’t win it then you are out nothing. Call us today at 909-982-0707 for your free case evaluation.