It is always a personal tragedy when a loved one dies, and the pain of grief can be compounded even more when that loved one’s passing could have been prevented. Sadly, deaths due to the negligence of another party happen often. These deaths are considered wrongful deaths, because they could have been prevented if not for someone’s negligent actions or lack of action. The family members left behind have the right to sue for wrongful death in the civil courts to get justice for their loved one’s death. If your family member’s death happened because of someone else’s negligence and you want to talk to a wrongful death lawyer about your options under the law, the attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. can help you become more informed about your rights.
A wrongful death happens when a deceased person’s death could have been prevented but was not due to negligence or due to another form of liability. Negligence often involves a lack of expected or necessary action, or willfully ignoring signs of impending death. For example, a nurse’s aide in a skilled care facility refusing to turn a bedbound patient (in order to avoid bedsores) could be considered negligent in a wrongful death suit if the patient develops skin necrosis and later succumbs to a septic infection. That is because the patient’s wounds could reasonably have been prevented if the nurse’s aide had been performing their job duty. In another example, if an obstetrician injures a baby during a surgical birth and the infant then dies due to those injuries, the parents of the child could sue the surgeon as being liable for their infant’s wrongful death if the death could have been prevented by the doctor using more care or standard practices during the surgical birth.
Over the past four decades that we have been practicing law, the attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. have seen a variety of wrongful death cases in our offices. Some examples include:
Although no amount of lawsuits or financial compensation can bring a loved one back, some sense of closure and justice can be had by filing a legal claim against the liable party. If you need a wrongful death lawyer in Grandview, the experienced legal team at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. can help your family by using the legal system of the civil courts. We will work tirelessly to make sure the liable party is held accountable for their negligence, and we will push to get you the monetary compensation you could be entitled to as the family member of someone whose death was deemed wrongful by the courts. Call today for a free consultation.
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