HMO Wrongful Death
California Wrongful Death Lawyer Holds HMOs Accountable for Negligence
Wrongful death injuries are extremely difficult for the families that are left behind. These tragic losses are made even more difficult when it is due to the negligent actions of an HMO. We understand that you are grieving and don’t know where to turn. At the same time, you need answers. The HMO wrongful death lawyers at Donahue and Horrow LLP are here to help. We have spent decades assisting families that have been affected by tragic wrongful death accidents. We have helped out clients receive millions of dollars in damages due to bad faith insurance practices. Because we are former insurance defense lawyers, we are uniquely qualified to protect our client’s interests.
What is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death is defined as the unintentional or negligent actions that result in the death of a person. The party bringing the case must prove that the defendant’s negligent actions were a direct cause of the death of the decedent.
These accidents can occur when an HMO denies coverage, delays authorization treatment, or otherwise acts in an irresponsible of negligent manner.
Wrongful Death and Kaiser Permanente
There are countless ways that these cases can arise. The legal element required in these cases is always the same, however. In order to have an action, it must be proven by your California HMO wrongful death lawyer that the negligence of the defendant caused the injury to the deceased. Whether this negligence was in the form of misdiagnosis, bad faith, or delay in medical authorization, we believe that the defendant must be called upon to answer for their injuries.
What Kind of Damages Can I Receive?
The HMO wrongful death injury lawyers at Donahue & Horrow LLP will calculate the amount of damages you and your loved one suffered. Generally you are able to receive:
Medical Costs: You will be able to receive compensation for any medical costs that were associated with your loved one’s medical care prior to their passing.
Pain and suffering: You will be able to collect for the pain and suffering experienced by your loved one prior to their passing.
Loss of Income: Compensation for lost income includes the value of your loved one’s financial contribution to the family. This can also include any benefits they received through their work, such as health insurance.
Funeral Costs: You are able to collect compensation to reimburse you for all funeral expenses.
Punitive damages: The purpose of punitive damages is to punish the defendant for their negligent behavior. These types of damages are awarded in cases where the defendant’s conduct is particularly reckless and irresponsible.
Come Speak to Us as Soon as Possible
It is important to not delay. There are strict time deadlines involved in filing a claim. If you don’t meet these deadlines, you will be permanently barred from filing.
We will defend your legal interests and pursue justice on behalf of you and your family. If you decide to pursue a claim, we will take your case on contingency. This means that you pay nothing until we recover compensation on your behalf. Call us today for a free consultation at 310-322-0300 or toll free at 877-664-5407.