Wisconsin has a really dumb medical malpractice law. Non-dependent children or their parents are not allowed to file a medical malpractice lawsuit for a death claim that results from a medical error. There is now a move afoot in the Wisconsin legislature to make for a more fair wrongful death medical malpractice law.
In Maryland, there can be no wrongful death claim because there is no surviving parent or child. In other words, there is no loss for the death of the victim. This is one awful consequence of Maryland’s wrongful death law and should be changed. But Maryland does not go as far as Wisconsin and require dependency, which is abjectly unjust and hopefully will be changed soon.
If you have a wrongful death medical malpractice claim in Maryland, call our Maryland malpractice lawyers at 800-553-8082 or online for a free Maryland malpractice consultation.