Gorovitz & Borten, P.C.
Attorneys at Law

550 Cochituate Road, Suite 25
Framingham, Massachusetts
Tel: (781) 890-9095
Wrongful Death
Unfortunately, not every encounter with a medical provider (whether it be a doctor,
nurse, midwife, nurse practitioner, hospital or other facility) results in a positive
outcome. In some instances, the patient suffers serious injuries as a result of a
medical error or malpractice.

If the patient dies as a result of those injuries or malpractice, it could create a
"wrongful death" cause of action. In a wrongful death cause of action against a
medical provider, the only person who can commence the malpractice litigation is
the court appointed executor or administrator on behalf of the estate and its

In Massachusetts, the right to recovery for an act that negligently caused the death
of a person is governed by Massachusetts General Laws chapter 229. Chapter
229, also known as the 'Massachusetts Wrongful Death Act', details the following:

  • Who can be a Plaintiff
  • Who is/are the Defendant(s)
  • Time period to file suit (Statute of Limitations)
  • Who are the possible Beneficiaries
  • Recoverable damages
  • Items not recoverable

The medical malpractice attorneys at Gorovitz & Borten are well versed in the
successful processing of a wrongful death claim, whether it be from the initiation of
the claim because the patient has died previously, or an additional count for
wrongful death because the patient died after the medical malpractice action was

Gorovitz & Borten is one of just a few law firms in Greater Boston and all of
Massachusetts with a practice focused solely on representing victims of medical
malpractice. Our medical malpractice attorneys have handled wrongful death
cases resulting from:

  • Failure to diagnose cancer
  • Maternal death from delivery complications
  • Infant death from labor and delivery complications
  • Postoperative infection (sepsis)
  • Postoperative hemorrhage
  • Medication error
  • Interventional radiologic procedure complication
  • Failure to treat in accordance with the required standard of care

If you suspect that you or your loved one was the victim of medical malpractice,
contact us to discuss your particular situation. Protecting your legal rights will
benefit you and your family. Although a lawsuit will never bring back a lost loved
one, at Gorovitz & Borten the medical malpractice attorneys believe it is our duty
(ours and yours) to hold medical providers accountable and to protect future
potential victims by improving the quality of medical care by pursuing cases against
medical providers responsible for a wrongful death.
Contact Information
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possible), please contact us by phone, fax or e-mail with your question or concern.

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