Wrongful Death Archives

Could you die from a chiropractic adjustment?

When you go to the chiropractor, you probably do not think that anything you have done could result in death. However, neck manipulations are a concern because they can lead to narrowed arteries, tears in blood pathways and even blood clots, which may cause a stroke. As Science-Based Medicine notes, neck manipulations should only be used when all other methods of treatment have failed and only when this type of manipulation has been shown to be beneficial for your condition. 

Wrongful death and medical malpractice

When someone dies in California as the result of medical malpractice, the surviving family members often file a wrongful death suit against the doctor and/or medical facility whose negligence caused the death of their loved one. As bsfdea.com explains, the Institute of Medicine calculates that as many as 100,000 Americans die each year from preventable medical errors.

What is wrongful death?

If one of your loved ones has passed away due to the negligence of someone in California, such as a doctor, a nursing home or a distracted driver, you may have a wrongful death action. Wrongful death also can be the result of malice, such as murder. In these cases, the civil action for wrongful death is completely separate from any criminal prosecution. It is not necessary that the perpetrator be convicted of a crime for you to be successful in your wrongful death suit.

Wrongful death and large truck collisions

Whether someone loses their life because they were prescribed the wrong medication or involved in an accident at work that was caused by malfunctioning machinery, there are many examples of wrongful death. However, large truck accidents are a major cause of fatalities that could have been prevented in San Bernardino, and other California cities.

Auto accidents and wrongful death

While there are many types of wrongful death cases, such as those which involve medical malpractice or a defective product, fatal auto accidents caused by someone's negligent behavior are especially prevalent in San Bernardino, and the rest of California. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, our law firm recognizes the many challenges that families frequently exprience after they have lost a loved one because of someone's careless behavior.

Wrongful death cases take many forms

If you have recently lost a family member, you are likely struggling with a number of challenges. For example, you may have a great deal of emotional pain, an inability to pay your bills and concerns about your future or the impact your loved one's death will have on other family members. Unfortunately, many people in San Bernardino and other communities across the state have passed away due to someone's reckless behavior or a company's negligence. Every wrongful death claim is unique and it is vital to understand that these cases take a variety of forms.

What are the statute of limitations for wrongful death?

If you recently lost a loved one due to another person's negligence, you may have a number of questions and be unsure of how to handle the situation. However, it is essential to make sure that those responsible for your loved one's death are held accountable for their actions. In San Bernardino, and all throughout California, some people who are facing this hardship decide to take legal action. However, you should understand the statute of limitations for wrongful death.

Taking a look at intestacy laws

When families lose a loved one, moving forward can be incredibly difficult. To make matters even worse, some deaths are the result of another person's negligent behavior and never should have happened. In San Bernardino, and throughout the rest of California, it is critical for families who are in this position to understand their options when it comes to handling a wrongful death. For example, people should familiarize themselves with intestacy laws and know who is entitled to a deceased person's property.

On-the-job accident claims California worker's life

The details surrounding a workplace accident vary from one case to another. Sometimes, these details are not immediately known, especially in fatal workplace accidents. Unfortunately, far too many workers have died because of another person's negligence and it is crucial for victims of a workplace accident that never should have occurred to receive the justice they deserve. In San Bernardino, California, and throughout the country, the prevention of workplace accidents should be a top priority for all employers.

California family wins legal battle over wrongful death

Losing a loved one is never easy, but some families have had to endure a death that was preventable or the result of someone else's negligence. In San Bernardino, California, and the rest of the United States, families who have lost someone in a wrongful death accident should be committed to holding whoever is responsible for the death accountable. Although no amount of compensation can change a tragic fatality, taking legal action may be helpful for people going through this.

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