It is truly a devastating event to lose a loved one in a sudden and unexpected way. Wrongful death cases are designed to address particular instances where negligence is the cause. Rather than a criminal case that might not have involved a direct act of violence, a wrongful death lawsuit falls under the category of negligence that causes an otherwise preventable accident. Here are some examples of the most common types of wrongful death cases.
One of the most common causes of wrongful death is car accidents. Although some car accidents that lead to fatalities cannot qualify for a wrongful death suit, more often than not, the car accident was a result of negligence. When a driver acted negligently, by failing to follow traffic laws or driving while drunk or distracted, for example, then you should seek the aid of a lawyer to prove that they were at fault. Your family deserves compensation for the loss of your loved one when in a car accident when another driver was at fault.
A doctor has a big responsibility to seek the wellbeing of their patients. If you had a loved one who trusted their health to a doctor who failed them, then it could be the cause of them passing away. When it comes to medical malpractice, here are many possibilities for the mistake of a doctor or hospital to cause the untimely death of your loved one. For example, there could have been a misdiagnosis that led to the wrong treatment or dangerous surgical errors. To a degree, death is expected in hospitals, and sometimes even when a doctor does their best, they might not be able to save the life of a patient. However, if you suspect that there was negligence involved in the death of your loved one, then you should talk to a medical malpractice lawyer.
The most overlooked cause of wrongful death is defective products. Some of the products that people use all the time can be potentially hazardous. Big companies are responsible for delivering safe and effective products to their customers, but mistakes are often made. If you have ever seen an alert on television about a recall on a defective product, then you are already familiar with this. In very extreme cases, a defective product could be the cause of wrongful death. Certain pharmaceuticals could have fatal side effects that didn’t come with adequate warning, or some products can have cancer-causing chemicals.
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