If you have lost a loved one as a result of another person’s, or entity’s, carelessness, negligence, or wrongdoing, you may be able to bring a wrongful death claim. We know that money will never repair the loss you are enduring, but a wrongful death lawsuit can get you the compensation you need to alleviate some of the struggles resulting from lost wages, lost companionship, and funeral expenses.
Attorney Johnnie Bond focuses this practice area on the following types of wrongful death claims: stillborn infant, death of infant shortly after birth, death as a result of birth trauma, and death as a result of medical malpractice.
A stillborn infant can be the result of infections present prior to birth, undeveloped lungs, genetic factors, or poor health of the mother. If the medical professionals breached their duty of care and negligently caused the wrongful death of the infant before birth then the surviving parents can bring a wrongful death claim. For instance, if the medical professionals reasonably should have known that an infection was present during the pregnancy and could have prevented the infection from harming the unborn baby, but did nothing, then the surviving parents might have a claim.
A wrongful death claim might also be brought where the baby dies shortly after being born. This could be the result of ineffective hospital practices or negligence by the medical staff. If the medical staff is improperly trained and does not recognize the signs that a baby is not receiving enough oxygen during delivery, and the baby dies shortly after birth, then the surviving parents can hold the hospital and/or staff responsible for the improper care.
Trauma during delivery can result in the wrongful death of a baby. These cases involve negligent actions of the staff, delay in determining the need for emergency procedures, or mistakes. Whatever the cause, if the staff acted negligently, then the surviving parents have an action.
Medical malpractice might be the cause of a baby’s wrongful death shortly after birth. For instance, failing to diagnose and treat a disease could result in the baby’s death. When this occurs, the surviving parents have a cause of action against those who failed to diagnose.
Johnnie Bond Law can help you in your fight to hold those responsible for the devastating experience you are enduring accountable for their actions. We want you to be able to focus on your needs during this time of bereavement.
With offices conveniently located in Washington, DC, the team members of Johnnie Bond Law are available to you. We believe we can provide a valuable resource for your case.Who can Sue for Wrongful Death and When?
A representative, on behalf of the survivors, will file the claim. Survivors might include immediate family members, life partners, financial dependents, and putative spouses, distant family members, or the parents of a deceased child whose death occurred during or shortly after delivery.
There is a statute of limitations that applies to these lawsuits. This means that the representative must initiate the claim within a certain time limit after the event occurs. If you have questions about the timeline for your action, please consult with us to insure you have not run out of time for holding those who caused this tragedy accountable for their wrongdoing and for obtaining the compensation you deserve.
Attorney Johnnie Bond fully understands the possible delay you experienced in bringing your case. He realizes that you were just trying to pick up the pieces after a tragic loss and that facing the legal battle was overwhelming. But now is the time. Call today to speak with our compassionate team.Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyer in Washington, DC
Our knowledgeable and experienced legal team is ready to assist you. We will help you cope with the legal battle. You can trust your concerns with us. Having an experienced attorney like Johnnie Bond on your side is a move in the right direction. He is aggressive in the courtroom, yet compassionate towards his clients. He would be honored to assist you in this legal battle. Reach out today and schedule your consultation so we can get started advocating for you.
Because Johnnie Bond Law teams with medical analysts and other experts, we are fully equipped to help you in achieving the results you deserve when facing a wrongful death claim. We know this is a delicate time and emotions will creep up on you, and we want you to know that we understand. We are here to help and guide you through this legal process so you can rest assured that your rights are being addressed.
Call today at (202) 683-6803 to speak with a team member, schedule a free consultation, and discuss your concerns with people who can help you.