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Wrongful Death Archives

Let your fury fuel your wrongful death lawsuit

It is only natural to be sad when a loved one passes away. One thing that you have to realize is that you are likely going to go through several emotions. At one point, you might feel grief. That might turn to anger. If your loved one died as the result of a tragic accident caused by another person and that could have been prevented, you might feel furious. Handling this intense anger might be a challenge.

Lawsuit over talc-cancer connection hits a snag

Personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits are sometimes subject to appeals on the part of the defense when they are found liable in court. This exact situation occurred in a case that held Johnson & Johnson liable for a woman's cancer due to her using the company's talc-based powder for feminine hygiene reasons.

Wrongful death due to medical malpractice is a sensitive matter

Medical malpractice issues can be some of the most serious. In the worst cases, the patient actually dies as a result of the malpractice. For the family members who are left behind, this tragedy will painfully rock every aspect of their lives.

Know the elements of wrongful death after a fatal medical error

Fatal medical errors are difficult for family members to cope with. The primary concern of these family members is likely getting their loved one's final arrangements made. They might also need time to go through the grieving process. One more thing that they should also consider is that they might opt to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Know what to consider in a wrongful death lawsuit

The tragic death of a loved one is something that you can't ever truly get over. Not only do you have to deal with the knowledge that you will never see your loved one alive again, you also have to deal with the financial impacts of the death.

Inmate bleeds to death as jailers fail to act, claims lawsuit

Inmates in jails have the right to expect that they will be cared for like human beings. This includes being able to get medical assistance when there is something life-threatening going on. Unfortunately, inmates don't always get the help they need when they need it.

Quality of care matters greatly with heart attacks

Many things are critical when a person suffers a heart attack. One is them promptly getting the right care. The quality of care a heart attack victim gets at a hospital can have major implications on whether the heart attack proves fatal or not.

Medical Mistakes are the Third Leading Cause of Death in the US

Researchers have determined that medical errors, which fall under the medical malpractice umbrella, have become the third leading cause of death in the United States. These errors cause the death of over 250,000 patients each year, a number that exceeds that of seemingly common causes such as accidents and strokes. It's enough to make one wonder what is going on that so many people are needlessly dying due to avoidable mistakes. The problem becomes one of the defining the cause of the mistake. It may be that the person who wrote the order did something wrong, it was human error, or a bad decision led to a bad outcome. Sometimes it takes the work of a New Mexico medical malpractice lawyer to get to the bottom of the issue and determine what went wrong where.

Pursuing financial compensation for wrongful death

After a person is killed in New Mexico, the deceased person's surviving family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit against a party that was responsible for the death. To prove that another party is liable for a person's death, family members must be able to show that the party acted negligently or willfully, and the negligent or willful actions directly led to the victim's death.

Understanding wrongful death litigation

New Mexico residents familiar with the murder trial of O.J. Simpson might wonder why the celebrity was found liable in a civil trial after being deemed not guilty in the criminal case. The standard of proof is typically lower in a civil case, which can allow an individual to face consequences, such as a financial judgement in spite of escaping criminal penalties. A criminal case is not necessary for a civil action to occur, but a successful criminal case may signal that civil action could be successful.