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What is the difference between a wrongful death and medical malpractice?

October 11, 2009

A wrongful death lawsuit can be the result of medical malpractice, but not all wrongful deaths are due to medical malpractice. Also, not all medical malpractice cases involve a wrongful death. Many victims of medical malpractice who bring lawsuits are seeking damages for an injury.

A wrongful death lawsuit can be based on a car accident, product liability, premises liability, a workplace accident, a construction site accident or even a criminal act. Medical malpractice is simply one basis for a wrongful death lawsuit.

A medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuit requires the plaintiff to prove the same elements of negligence that must be shown in any wrongful death lawsuit.

Fears | Nachawati is a Texas wrongful death law firm. To receive free legal assistance from a Texas wrongful death lawyer, call us at 1.866.705.7584 or email us at

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