Wrongful death is when a person dies directly because of a negligent act of another person. This is separate from murder, manslaughter, and true accidents. It can be difficult to prove liability in a wrongful death case because you have to first prove that they acted negligently and then that the negligent act directly caused the person’s death. Here are three common types of wrongful death cases to give you a better idea of what wrongful death is.
While in some cases, an accident resulting in someone’s death is genuinely nothing more than an accident, it could also be considered wrongful death. This element comes into play when the driver that caused the accident acted negligent in some way. This could be something as common as speeding to something as serious as drunk driving.
It is the job of the manufacturer to ensure that the products they are selling are safe to the public. Most times, they do their job correctly, but mistakes are sometimes made. In this case, the company who made the products would be responsible for a wrongful death that occurred because of a defective product. Some common examples of defective products are pharmaceuticals, toxic food products, dangerous children’s toys, and defective vehicles.
Your doctor is responsible for ensuring that you receive the best care and treatments possible for whatever condition you have. Every death that occurs in a hospital is not considered wrongful death because sometimes, there is nothing more the doctor could have done. However, if it was their negligence that led to the death, then you have a wrongful death lawsuit. Some examples of medical malpractice include wrong diagnosis, surgical errors, and delayed or improper treatment.
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