Standing With Surviving Family Members

When medical malpractice leads to a wrongful death, surviving family members are not only left with profound grief, but often financial hardship as well. While nothing can replace what you have lost, California wrongful death laws can help you obtain a measure of justice and compensation for your financial and personal losses that can help you through this difficult time.

I am Brian Burchett, a medical malpractice attorney serving clients in San Diego and throughout Southern California. In more than 30 years of practice, I have stood by families that have lost loved ones due to surgical errors, misdiagnosis, birth injuries and other forms of medical negligence.

I am here to be the strong advocate you need as you pursue a wrongful death claim in California.

Damages In Wrongful Death Cases

California wrongful death laws allow surviving family members to pursue compensation for economic and "noneconomic" damages. Economic damages include:

  • Final medical bills
  • Lost future income
  • Funeral and burial expenses

"Noneconomic" damages include the survivors' loss of the deceased person's love, society, support, guidance, and companionship. Though priceless, these damages are capped at $250,000 in medical malpractice cases.

I can help you navigate California's wrongful death laws and fight for the maximum compensation allowed under the law.

Discuss Your Claim With An Experienced Lawyer

Wrongful death lawsuits are difficult, but you can give yourself the best chance of prevailing by working with the right attorney. When you are ready to explore your legal options, I will be here for you. Contact my office today online or by telephone at 619-450-2436 to arrange a free initial consultation with a California wrongful death attorney.