Q: What is the difference between wrongful death and medical malpractice?
Answer: Malpractice is basically a type of negligence and wrongful death is a type of damages.
Medical malpractice happens when a doctor doesn’t treat his patient in a correcttly for a medical problem, either through doing the wrong type of treatment or not doing any appropriate treatment and this causes the injury or death of the patient.
Wrongful death can be caused by medical malpractice or many other things as well.
It is possible to have a medical malpractice wrongful death case, but not every medical malpractice case is a wrongful death case and not every wrongful death case is a medical malpractice case.
In other words, medical malpractice can cause a wrongful death, but they are two seperate terms.