What Is The Difference Between 'Medical Malpractice' And 'Wrongful Death'?

3548 views • Jul 26, 2017

Wrongful death can often be the result of medical negligence, but the two are separate causes of action. Wrongful death is a form of damages and medical malpractice is a cause of action for a type of negligence on the part of someone. However, the two exist independently and the penumbra of the two venn diagrams can co-exist without overlapping.