Recent Posts in wrongful death Category

  • What if a Pharmaceutical Drug I Took Causes Negative Side Effects?

    Pharmaceutical drugs that pose the risk of dangerous side effects tend to fall under the product liability category. But how does one know if the drug can really be seen as ‘dangerous’? Side effects can be unreasonably dangerous to certain degrees when a manufacturer, pharmacy, or even a doctor does not warn the patient of the side effects that may follow. Many drugs, however, are known to carry ...
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  • Workplace Injury: When You Can Sue Outside of Workers' Compensation

    What happens when you end up with an injury that occurred in the workplace? You may have been misinformed that the only compensation you’ll be able to receive will come from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. You may also be able to sue for damages, however. If a defective product was the cause of the injury, you may have a products liability action. You may be able to bring action ...
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  • Defective Drugs: Provigil

    Provigil, also known as modafinil, is a stimulant that has a use of helping patients who suffer from sleep disorders such as shift work disorder, narcolepsy, and obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome. The exact mechanism of how this drug works is generally unknown, but CNS stimulants are known to increase alertness and wakefulness. CNS stimulants can also cause insomnia, nervousness, and ...
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  • Xarelto - Uses & Bleeding Side Effects of Blood Thinner

    The current market for anticoagulants (blood thinners) is estimated to be about $10 billion. Eager to get a slice of the pie, many pharmaceutical companies are developing drugs to capture a piece of this lucrative market by producing safer and more easily used alternatives to Warfarin or Coumadin, the drug currently available. Warfarin is a blood thinner marketed as Coumadin, and other brand ...
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  • Wrongful Death vs Murder:

    The law can sometimes appear to be a tangle of unfamiliar words and concepts to the person who has little experience with it. Before you can have a successful interaction with the law, it’s necessary to know the basics, whether you’re filing a suit yourself or simply discussing a case that’s happened within your community. Here is clarity one basic point of the law that sometimes causes great ...
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  • What Damages are Available in a Wrongful Death Case?

    A wrongful death case is a civil action brought by the survivors of a person who died due to the negligence or intentional actions of another party. Usually, a wrongful death lawsuit is filed by a close family member of the deceased or a representative of the deceased’s estate. If a wrongful death lawsuit is successful, there are different categories of damages available. The compensation ...
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  • Who Can File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

    A wrongful death lawsuit is a claim that a person’s death was caused by negligence of another party . Wrongful death claims can come from medical malpractice, car accidents, product liability cases, or any cause of death, and individuals, companies, and governmental agencies could be held liable. In personal injury claims, the injured person is the plaintiff. In wrongful death claims, the injured ...
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  • Understanding Wrongful Death Claim in California

    In California, a wrongful death claim can be filed when negligence on the part of a person or entity results in someone’s death. Wrongful death is considered a civil lawsuit and is brought to the court by survivors of the deceased. Wrongful death claims differ than criminal cases for homicide, and fault is expressed in monetary damages paid to the survivors rather than probation, jail or prison ...
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  • NTSB Requests for More Safety Regulations

    Request For More Safety Regulation in Response to Virginia Balloon Crash The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has called for more rigorous safety regulations from the Federal Aviation Administration in regards to hot-air balloon travel. The call-to-action is in response to a fatal balloon crash that occurred this past May, which resulted in three deaths. The crash happened at a Virginia ...
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  • What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

    Losing a loved one is devastating. The death of a spouse, child, sibling, or parent is incredibly painful, especially when it didn’t have to happen. When it was the result of someone else’s negligence, the pain can be accompanied by confusion and anger. Could this have been prevented? Why did it happen? Who is responsible? The last thing you want to think about when someone close to you dies is a ...
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  • Humboldt State University Honors Accident Victims

    The National Transportation Safety Board continues its investigation of a head-on collision between a FedEx tractor-trailer and a tour bus carrying a group of high-school students en route to Humboldt State University on the 10th of April. The collision took place near the town of Orland in Northern California, when the driver of the FedEx truck lost control of his vehicle and entered the oncoming ...
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  • Fontana Woman Killed

    In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of tractor-trailers, semi-trucks and big-rigs on U. S. roads, especially Southern California freeways. Concurrently, there has also been a significant increase in accidents and fatalities related to these trucks. An accident involving a semi-truck can be extremely devastating, even at low speeds. Truckers and truck companies must ...
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  • What is Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

    Coping with the death of a loved one can be emotionally devastating, especially when the loss occurred as a result of another person’s negligence. Wrongful death is a term used to describe a death caused by the negligence, recklessness, malpractice or inaction of another person. A wrongful death can happen in an instant. Examples include, but are not limited to: Car accidents – people are killed ...
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  • Can I Sue for Wrongful Death?

    here is nothing more personally and emotionally devastating than the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident that could have been prevented. When someone dies due to the fault of another person the survivors may be able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for the survivors’ loss, including lost wages from the deceased, lost companionship and funeral expenses. The laws for ...
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  • Tragedy Strikes Four Friends

    There are few experiences in life as painful as the death of a loved one, and when a loved one is killed by the negligent or willful acts of another person, the pain can be even deeper. Injuries caused by any type of motor vehicle accident can change your life – in an instant. What started out as a fun-filled evening for four friends in San Bernardino, ended as a tragedy for them when a violent ...
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  • What Is A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

    The most famous wrongful death lawsuit in the news today is the one involving Michael Jackson – brought on by his mother Katherine. The long-awaited verdict finally came through – a jury in a unanimous decision has cleared AEG of all liability in the King of Pop’s death. Back in 2009, Katherine Jackson and Michael’s 3 children sued concert promoter AEG Live because of an overdose of the surgical ...
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  • Worker Electrocuted At The Honda Center

    A 35-year old worker died the other day after being shocked by live wires at the Honda Center in Anaheim The man was part of a group of contract workers doing electrical work when he “came in contact with live wires”, according to the Anaheim Fire Department. Apparently, he accidentally cut some electrical wires while working on an elevated platform at the facility. Paramedics were called; they ...
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  • Birth Injuries & Medical Malpractice

    Having a baby is supposed to be one of the happiest times in the lives of two people. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. There are some cases where a child suffers a birth injury that is caused by an unnecessary procedureor as a result of incompetence or mistakes in using equipment such as forceps and vacuum extraction. Many birth injuries are immediately obvious at the time of delivery, ...
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  • Women Dies On Roller Coaster Ride

    Hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world come to sunny California to visit our theme parks – they have been places for fun family outings for generations. They come to ride roller coasters, eat lots of food and meet their favorite cartoon characters. Unfortunately, some of them are seriously injured in accidents at theme parks every year. Theme parks invest heavily in making bigger, ...
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  • Death At An Unmarked Crosswalk For 11 Year Old Girl

    Pedestrian accidents are a serious problem in the United States. When cars run into pedestrians, serious injuries might occur. Did you know that more than 5,000 pedestrians are killed every year while thousands and thousands are injured? Statistics show that every 5 to 8 minutes a pedestrian is injured. An 11-year old girl died the other night after being hit while crossing a street with her ...
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    HIGH SPEED REAR END COLLISION – CATASTROPHIC BRAIN INJURY

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    DELIVERY TRUCK ACCIDENT – AMPUTATION & BRAIN INJURY

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    MOTORCYCLIST STRUCK BY VAN—SEVERE LOWER LEG INJURY

    A school van turned left in front of a motorcyclist, nearly taking off his lower left leg. The accident resulted in a serious ...