The medical bills associated with the attempts by doctors to save our loved one’s life are huge. What’s the point of bringing a claim for wrongful death if the doctors and hospitals are going to take all the money?

As set forth above, in North Carolina, the total amount that all healthcare providers can recover collectively from the estate of the deceased in a wrongful death claim is $4500 .00. That means that even if there are only minimum limits, there’s a good chance that there will be at least some recovery for the beneficiary or beneficiaries who remain.

 

Unfortunately, Virginia has no such statute; however, our office has often been successful in negotiating with healthcare providers to drastically reduce their claims on the estate, particularly if the recovery is limited by the lack of sufficient insurance proceeds.