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Wrongful Death Archives

Wrongful death claims must meet certain requirements

People who don't receive adequate or appropriate medical care when they seek it out might end up suffering harm. When the person survives the harm, he or she might decide to seek out compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. If the person dies as a result of the improper medical care, a wrongful death lawsuit might be in order.

Wrongful death claims aren't just about money

A loved one's death is always hard to handle. When that death comes from issues with the medical care that your loved one received, the difficulty might be intensified. In these cases, you might opt to pursue a wrongful death claim in an effort to hold the person accountable for their actions. We can help you to explore this option and move forward with it.

Many civil cases are resolved through a settlement before trial

There are many different things that can come up in a wrongful death lawsuit. One of these is that it might be possible to resolve the case through a settlement that happens before the case goes to a civil jury trial. In these cases, you might be able to get the compensation that your loved one's death deserves without having as much of a delay or having to deal with the trial.

The loss of someone you love can devastate you for a long time

The death of a loved one isn't something that you can get over quickly. Instead, it will likely bring a lifetime of sadness. This sadness doesn't usually come all at once. You might find that it sort of hits you in waves. The first year, you might have a lot of grief waves as you go through the "firsts" without your family member. The following year, it might be a bit less intense, but the grief won't ever go away.

You have a lot to do after a loved one's death

The unexpected death of a loved one is the first event in a long line of things that you might not be prepared for. If the person who died is a loved one, you might be responsible for his or her final arrangements and other related matters. Here are a few things that you should consider if you've recently lost a loved one:

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.