Washington, D.C., Wrongful Death Attorney
Any death in the family is cause for severe, often long-lasting pain and grief. For those who lose a loved one unexpectedly and believe medical negligence was the cause, the recovery process can be even more difficult. At the Law Offices of W. Scott Sonntag, P.A., in Columbia, Maryland, we understand that an interruption of the grieving process, and the resulting stress and uncertainty, is a very serious consideration for you.
We have provided counsel and representation to families of wrongful death victims in many cases. Attorney Scott Sonntag’s decades of experience enable him to analyze medical malpractice cases, with input from a strong network of doctors and other qualified experts. For sincere empathy and the skill to advise you about taking legal action, please contact us.
Misdiagnosis — Surgical Errors — Anesthesia-Related Deaths
A wide range of medical errors can prove fatal, and each wrongful death case has unique circumstances. As a medical malpractice lawyer, attorney Sonntag has the experience and credibility to assess any form of suspected malpractice, including:
- Failure to diagnose a cardiac condition such as coronary artery disease, resulting in a preventable death from heart attack or heart failure
- Misdiagnosis of cancer or another disease, when timely treatment would likely have allowed survival
- Surgical errors, regardless of how “major or minor” the procedure, and not precluded by signing the consent form
- Anesthesia accidents and emergency room errors
Serious Consideration of Your Case, Your Needs and Your Future
A wrongful death lawsuit — involving medical malpractice or another form of negligence — can enable family members to obtain money for medical and funeral expenses, lost income, and sometimes additional “non-economic” damages such as pain and suffering.
Few would argue that any amount of money is just compensation for such a loss. But it is the only form of redress available in a fatal medical malpractice case, and very important to the futures of those left behind. We help people in the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore metro areas as well as throughout Maryland, negotiate for beneficial settlements or fight at trial to obtain needed financial help and closure.
In helping you consider your legal options, we will go beyond vigorously examining the merits of the case. We will also make the effort to help you understand what litigation may require of you and other family members. Above all, when you contact us, we will treat you with compassion and respect.