Did You Suffer Negligent Infliction Of Emotional Distress Because Of A Loved One's Injuries Caused By Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice as a legal practice area has been long established. On the other hand, emotional distress has been a cause of action in accidental injury and wrongful death cases — such as when a parent sees a child's severe injury occur. Family members have also experienced emotional pain through what they have witnessed in medical malpractice contexts. You may be very familiar with this concept if, for example, you accompanied your loved one to the emergency room and a misdiagnosis resulted in serious harm. As you witnessed your loved one suffer physically, you, too, suffered emotionally.

A legal cause of action known as "negligent infliction of emotional distress (NIED)" can form the basis of a claim or lawsuit to recover compensation for you.

Attorney Markus Willoughby or Willoughby Law Firm in Oakland was the lead attorney in a recent case that established this cause of action as a legal precedent. Keys v. Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, 235 Cal.App.4th 484 (1st Dist. Ct. of App., March 25, 2015). He is available to review your case and explain how he can represent you if you have a valid claim.

Ask An Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney To Review Your Case

You may be eligible for compensation for emotional damages triggered by witnessing a loved one's poor medical treatment or lack of treatment leading to a worsening condition or death. To schedule a free consultation and discuss your case, call 800-833-7005 or complete our online intake form.

Attorney Referrals Welcome

Lawyers from throughout the U.S. — not only in California — have received valuable help from attorney Markus Willoughby in developing NIED cases on behalf of their medical malpractice clients. If you are representing a client who may have an NIED claim, contact us. Mr. Willoughby can assist with this and related matters, such as ways to stack damages to overcome the obstacle of many states' caps on damages.