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Head Injury Treatment Delay Results in Employee’s Death: Employer Liable for Wrongful Death?

This is the disturbing story of a man who suffers a head injury at work, is denied access to immediate medical assistance, and dies. A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the company on behalf of the deceased’s estate.

Apparently, the man was engaged in normal job duties when he sustained a blow to the head. He immediately asked his supervisor to take him to the hospital; instead, the supervisor told him to go lie down in the break room. He was found dead, in the break room, later that day.

The wrongful death lawsuit alleges that the company was guilty of negligence for not taking the man to the hospital for treatment; his death could have been prevented had he received medical care quickly. The pleadings allege that because the company did nothing to help the man, its’ negligence caused his death.

In particular, the pleadings outline the company’s misbehavior; supervisors did not seek appropriate medical assistance for the man; supervisors failed to monitor his condition; supervisors left him all alone, and employees were not adequately trained in first aid response; workers were not properly supervised and there were no procedures in place to deal with a worker who was injured on the job.

The complaint seeks damages that include; loss of support and society, mental anguish, loss of love and companionship, funeral expenses, loss of consortium and inheritance and loss of advice, counsel, maintenance, support and services.

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