Thankfully, wrongful death due to medical negligence is a rare occurrence, even in Georgia. It can happen to even the famous, however, with estate planners such as those for Eddie Money pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit. Though it is rare, it can, unfortunately, happen to anyone, which is why it is so important to understand the circumstances surrounding wrongful death and medical negligence.
What is wrongful death?
Wrongful death occurs when someone dies due to another person’s lack of attention. This lack of attention can be in the form of negligence, as mentioned, or of misconduct. It is important to understand, however, that in most cases, wrongful death is a civil lawsuit rather than a criminal one, meaning there are rarely criminal charges.
What is medical negligence?
One of the causes of wrongful death may be medical negligence. In many cases, medical negligence comes in the form of medical malpractice. It can take any form, but it involves a doctor or other medical professional providing care in a way that is not typically acceptable. This could be in the form of:
- Giving the wrong medication
- Forgetting to check on a patient
- A lack of providing care in ample timing
What happened to Eddie Money?
The estate team for Eddie Money sued Keck Hospital as he was there for cardiac problems. He caught pneumonia while in the hospital. Unfortunately, this illness led to his death, which the estate team believes is due to medical neglect and, therefore, is a wrongful death.
If you have a loved one who you believe died wrongfully, you may want to contact a lawyer. You deserve compensation and deserve to have these wrongs righted. It is important that medical professionals have accountability for a lack of care due to medical negligence that leads to wrongful deaths.