Articles Tagged with Wrongful Death

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Carbon monoxide exposure can result in serious or permanent side effects; sometimes the results of exposure can be fatal. When carbon monoxide poisoning is caused by the negligence of another individual or entity, victims may have the right to seek compensation for medical expenses and other damages.

A 13-year-old boy is dead and eight other people were hospitalized after the group was found unconscious at a hotel’s indoor pool in southern Michigan.

According to reports, hotel employees found six unresponsive children, ranging in age from 12 – 14, on the deck of the indoor pool and in the breakfast area adjacent to the pool, after noticing their bodies through a window. Another child, who police said had just left the pool area, was found unresponsive in a first floor hotel room. When police arrived, carbon monoxide levels were at 800 parts per million in the pool, 16 times the safety limit.

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Medical malpractice cases are hard fought, difficult cases that can take years to resolve. If victims require litigation funding, it is important to know that Lawsuit Financial Corporation is one of the few legal funding companies that provide capped “lawsuit loans”. Victims who use lawsuit financing services need to consider this important factor when seeking funding on a piece of litigation that could take several years to settle.

A Louisiana family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a doctor and healthcare clinic alleging medical malpractice led to the death of their loved one.

According to the claim, the patient underwent a laparoscopic radical prostatectomy on July 5, 2012. A drain was inserted at the surgery site to help with draining bodily fluids. The drain was removed the following day and the patient was released from the clinic. He was readmitted on the 7th of July, with complaints of nausea and pain. Subsequently, he underwent an emergency exploratory laparotomy and was sent to ICU when hemorrhaging was found. The man lost consciousness and experienced cardiopulmonary failure two days later. He was pronounced dead that evening, according to the lawsuit.

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A 21-year-old Bryan, Texas man was killed and three others were injured in a rollover accident.

According to police, four people were in a pick-up when the driver lost control and the truck flipped and rolled. One passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. A male and female passenger were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The 18-year-old driver suffered serious injuries, but is expected to recover. The accident remains under investigation, but speed appears to be a factor.

Careless or reckless drivers cause accidents every day, resulting in serious or fatal injuries. The at-fault driver can be held responsible for damages including medical expenses, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and more. Unfortunately, plaintiffs may not be compensated for years, yet they simply do not have the financial resources to wait out the long litigation process. As the bills pile up, financial hardship mounts. While the case is in progress, lawsuit funding can be used to lessen that financial burden. Without the pressure to settle, the plaintiff’s attorney has time to obtain the largest possible settlement.

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Every year, thousands of people receive that phone call we all dread—news that a loved one has been killed in an auto accident. The news is not only a sudden shock, but emotionally and physically debilitating. Even before the reality of it all wears off, many families will face unforeseen financial challenges as they are suddenly forced to deal with medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, and additional financial hurdles due to lost income.

While no one can ever put a value on a life, it is important for the family to understand their legal rights to pursue a wrongful death claim. An experienced attorney can help guide victims through their legal options to recover the maximum possible compensation.

The driver of a Chevy Impala was turning left into a parking lot when he was struck by another vehicle speeding at an estimated 100 mph. The crash sent the Impala spinning at least 75 feet into a Toyota Highlander. The Impala was so mangled that it was hardly recognizable; the Mercedes that hit it was crushed to at least three feet shorter than normal, according to reports.

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Every year thousands of teens die in traffic accidents—often as a result of the teenage driver’s excessive speed, lack of experience, or inattention.

Five high school students who cut class one afternoon last month were in a crash that killed two and left three others seriously injured.

The crash happened just before the end of the school day when a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer left the road and rolled before coming to rest in a field. Three passengers riding in the rear seat were ejected from the vehicle; all were seriously injured. Police said excessive speed likely caused the driver to lose control, before the car flipped several times. The crash is still under investigation.

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During the holidays, traffic on our roadways not only increases due to local shoppers and holiday parties, but also out-of-towners preparing to spend time with distant family and friends. Unfortunately, with increased traffic comes more serious and fatal auto accidents.

I-295 in Jacksonsville, Florida was the scene of a fatal auto accident which claimed the life of two out-of-towners.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the driver of a Ford 500 sedan left the roadway and struck a concrete median. He, then, re-entered the highway and struck a U-Haul attached to a Toyota Sequoia. The force of impact caused the SUV to flip over ejecting a man and a woman passenger, killing them both. According to the FHP report, neither was wearing a seat belt. The other three passengers were taken to hospitals with serious or minor injuries. The driver of the SUV was not injured. All occupants of the SUV were from out of town. The driver of the Ford suffered minor injuries. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.