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Losing someone you love is the biggest test you could ever face in life. Your whole world comes crashing down, and the pain is unbearable. What could make things any worse? If you lose someone you love to a wrongful death, whether it was due to the negligence of a medical professional or in a car accident at the hands of a drunk driver, your entire world will turn upside down.
The death of someone close to you and because of a direct action or inaction of a person or entity can be a devastating experience. It can leave you in an emotional wreck, especially if the individual was the primary breadwinner of the family, a spouse or a parent. Wrongful death can create financial troubles for any family, and if your loved one was killed due to another person’s negligence, you deserve financial compensation for your loss.
This is where we, at Moore Law Firm excel. We can help bring wrongful death lawsuits against any individual or entity, and our wrongful death lawyers are sworn to protect your rights.
Helping Families Recover from Wrongful Death
It is true that financial compensation or taking legal action isn’t going to bring your loved one back from the dead, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t seek legal assistance. Families may face considerable financial difficulties, along with significant emotional trauma after the untimely death of the deceased. The law helps ease this financial burden through compensation, but there is a time limit for submitted wrongful death lawsuits.
This time limit is known as the Statute of Limitations and is different from state to state, and each type of wrongful death lawsuit. Once that period expires, the court doesn’t have any jurisdiction to offer compensation to victims or to punish violators. You may not file a lawsuit as well, except under special circumstances. At the Moore Law Firm, our wrongful death lawyers have an outstanding track record of helping families recover from wrongful death by recovering the compensation they deserve.
What Constitutes as Wrongful Death?
The definition of wrongful death is an untimely death caused by misconduct or negligence by a person or entity. The wrongful death lawsuit may be filed by survivors of the deceased, and the law allows family members of the deceased to seek monetary damages for emotional and financial support.
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How Wrongful Death Occurs
When deliberate behavior, recklessness, or negligence causes a fatality, it is called wrongful death. The negligence here refers to the failure of an individual or entity to behave or act in a manner that a prudent person would have acted or behaved under the same circumstances.
To establish whether a wrongful death has taken place, a lawyer must prove beyond any reasonable doubt that the individual or entity had a duty of care to the deceased, their actions breached that standard of care, and their wrongful actions were the direct cause of the death of the individual.
Each state in the United States has passed their own statutes of wrongful death to force doctors, hospitals, and manufacturing companies to act with great care when delivering their professional responsibilities. However, wrongful deaths still occur in situations like:
Emergency Room Medical Malpractice
Negligence on behalf of hospital staff in emergency scenarios, like discharging a patient that might still need treatment or supervision, misdiagnosing health conditions, or performing surgical errors can result in a wrongful death lawsuit.
If an anesthesiologist administers a fatal anesthetic dosage and fails in their professional responsibility, they can be held accountable for their actions.
Automobile manufacturers can be held responsible for defective products in their cars, and trucking companies can be held accountable for truck accidents if the driver breaks any trucking regulations.
Pharmaceutical Drug Incidents
If a patient dies from consuming a pharmaceutical drug that involved errors on the part of pharmacies or medical facilities. These situations These situations include:
• Wrong medications
• Pharmacy errors
• Medication errors
The CDC reported that nearly 49% of Americans have taken prescription medication of some form in the past month. There are more than 4 billion prescriptions handed out to patients each year, and most of them are antihyperlipidemic agents, antidiabetic agents, and analgesics.
The common dangers associated with the workplace include:
• Construction accidents
• Factory accidents
• Industrial accidents
• Premises liability accidents
• Refinery incidents
• Road construction
The Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that 4,836 people were killed while working in 2015, and the primary cause of death at work was from:
1. Transportation accidents (43% fatalities)
2. Falls from elevated heights (17% fatalities)
3. Accidents involving heavy equipment (15% fatalities)
4. Exposure to harmful substances (9% fatalities)
5. Fires and explosions (3% fatalities)
The medical malpractice cases that resulted in the wrongful death of a patient included:
• Surgical errors
• Nursing home abuse
• Failure to diagnose
• Emergency room errors
• Birth injuries
• Bedsore fatalities
• Anesthesia errors
The Institute of Medicine revealed that mistakes made in the medical field accounted for an estimated 210,000 to 440,000 premature deaths every year.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
The motor vehicle accident cases that resulted in wrongful death included:
• Boating accidents
• Drunk-driving accidents
• Fatal bicycle accidents
• Fatal car accidents
• Motorcycle fatalities
• Pedestrian fatalities
• Wrongful death truck accidents
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety revealed that each year, more than 35,000 people die in highway accidents in the United States.
Compensations for Wrongful Death
Our wrongful death lawyers in Tucson are experienced in winning wrongful death lawsuits and will evaluate all details of the case to determine a fair compensation for the damages suffered by you. The damages you can expect to recover from a successful wrongful death lawsuit include:
All medical costs related to the medical care of your loved one before their death, including emergency care.
Pain and Suffering
The value of the pain and suffering of your loved one before they passed away.
Loss of Consortium
The emotional pain and trauma that follows the loss of a valued family member and loved one.
This is done to punish the party responsible for the wrongful death. If the negligent behavior of the individual is considered especially contemptible or reckless, the punitive damages will be applied to provide your family with justice.
The value of the financial contribution of the deceased to the family, along with the loss of benefits caused by their wrongful death.
The cost of burial services and the funeral of your loved one.
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No amount of money or financial compensation can ever replace the loss of a loved one, but being financially secure in the future, and the comfort that the responsible parties were brought to justice offers survivors a sense of closure and security.
The laws governing wrongful death lawsuits are different and complicated in every state. So, even though you may not even consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit, during your grieving period, it is important that you understand that wrongful death cases need to be filed within a specific time or your right to financial compensation will be lost.
At the Moore Law Firm, we have experienced wrongful death lawyers, who will guide you through the entire process, help you win the case, and receive the monetary damages you deserve. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.