A Loved One Died and I Think a Doctor is to Blame. What do We Do?

Fortunately, Nevada’s wrongful death statute allows grieving family members to sue anyone who intentionally, recklessly, or negligently caused another person’s death. In most cases, a surviving spouse or surviving children can file the lawsuit. If your loved one had no spouse or children, then parents can file the lawsuit in court.

A wrongful death lawsuit is very similar to a malpractice case when the victim lives. The only real difference is that your loved one has died, so you stand in his or her shoes and bring the suit. You then must prove that a doctor or other medical professional made a mistake which led to your loved one’s death.