There is nothing more devastating than the wrongful death of a loved one. According to John Hopkins University of Medicine, over 250,000 people die every year due to medical errors, making that the third leading cause of death in the U.S. If you have lost someone you love due to wrongful death, consider hiring a […]
How to Know When You Should File a Wrongful Death Suit
When you’ve lost someone close to you, the last thing you may want to think about is filing a lawsuit. However, in some cases, wrongful death suits can be the best way to get justice for your loved one and ensure that the responsible party is held accountable. What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit? A […]
What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Losing a close family member or friend is always painful. That pain is often made worse when there is a negligent party responsible for the death. If you or someone you know has lost a loved one due to the carelessness of another person or entity, there is an opportunity to obtain compensation through legal […]
Interesting Costs Discussion In Excessive Force Case.
In an excessive force wrongful death action against police officers, a jury found that two of the three officers did not use excessive force and the third did use excessive force, but, that force was not a substantial factor in causing the death. The court entered judgment in favor of defendants and awarded defendants costs […]
Pyrrhic Victory Against Nursing Facility.
In a wrongful death action against a skilled nursing facility, the jury found for the facility with regard to the health care issues. But the jury found for the daughter of the deceased on a health care records issues. It found the facility did not provide 1) “complete and accurate health records” and 2) “meaningful […]
No Civil Immunity Under Dram Shop Statutes For Brewer.
Shortly after drinking two 23.5-ounce cans of Four Loko, a college student became disoriented, agitated and paranoid, repeatedly saying “they” were coming to get them. He located a shotgun and began shooting in the backyard. His housemates called police. When police arrived, the young man went out to the front porch with his gun and […]
Action Against Social Host Parents For Wrongful Death Of 17-Year-Old Sleepover Guest.
After the parents of a 16-year-old went to bed, a 17-year-old sleepover guest obtained vodka from the parents’ bar and consumed 15 shots. She vomited and passed out. The 16-year-old propped her friend’s head against the toilet, closed the bathroom door and went to bed. The girl was pronounced dead the next day. The decedent’s […]
Everyone’s Worst Wrongful Death Nightmare
Survivors of a woman brought an action contending their wife and mother’s remains were disfigured. In two causes of action, plaintiffs alleged decedent was prematurely declared dead, after which she was placed in a compartment in the hospital morgue while still alive, and that the disfigurement to her face happened while trying to escape until […]