If my mom passed away about 6 years ago and she had a lawsuit pending when she died, how do I go about seeing what the outcome is?

The lawsuit is in another state then the one in which my mother lived. The lawsuit is against a hospital.

Asked on January 31, 2013 under Malpractice Law, Washington

Answers:

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

The easiest way to ascertain what happened with your mother's lawsuit is to contact her former attorney to see what happened and ask that certain document regarding it be sent to you. Another option is to go online with the county and state where the lawsuit was filed and try and pull up information with respect to the case on your own.

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry.  Here is my concern:  when your Mom passed some one should have been appointed as the personal representative of her estate and been substituted in the lawsuit.  Did that happen?  Her lawyers should have been on top of that.  If that did happen and all you wish to do is to find out the result, you can review the estate proceeding (it is a public record) or look at the court file, if possible.  Good luck.


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