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Wrongful Death Attorney

Rothenburg Law Firm has more than 25 years of experience in Florida wrongful death cases

Medical and surgical advances have made life better for many of us, with new medications and treatments coming onto the market constantly. Unfortunately, sometimes those products may cause more harm than good. In some cases, tragically, they may even lead to death.

If your loved one loses his or her life due to the wrongful conduct of someone else – whether it’s from a defective drug, nursing home neglect, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, biomedical device failure, a drug interaction, an item left behind following a surgery – it’s considered a wrongful death.

In the state of Florida, various laws allow survivors of people who suffer a wrongful death through medical malpractice to file civil lawsuits. However, proving fault in a medical malpractice case can be very difficult. Steve Rothenburg, an Ocala wrongful death attorney with more than 25 years of medical malpractice experience, can help you navigate this complex litigation.

About the Florida Wrongful Death Statute

About the Florida Wrongful Death StatuteFlorida Statutes state that only a personal representative of the deceased person’s estate may file a wrongful death lawsuit. This may include the person’s spouse, children, parents, blood relatives who depended upon the deceased person for support, adoptive brothers or sisters, or children born out of wedlock.

In addition, a child born to unmarried parents may recover damages if his or her mother dies. However, if his or her father dies, and the parents are unmarried, the child can only recover damages if the father was obligated to support him.

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No case is too complex

At the Rothenburg Law Firm, we take pride in guiding our clients through every step of the legal process.

We’ve handled complex litigation for cases that involve multiple parties, a large number of witnesses, a substantial amount of evidence, and numerous experts. We’ve handled famous medical malpractice cases that have made headlines. We know how to navigate the complex legal landscape, where to find the right experts, and how to fight for your rights. No matter how complex your case, we’ll keep you informed, answer your questions, and allow you the time you need to recover from your injuries.