Wrongful death is the term applied to lawsuits involving wrongful conduct that results in death . Like personal injury, a "wrongful death" lawsuit can occur in almost any area of tort law, including premises liability, product liability, medical malpractice and automobile accidents.
In a wrongful death action, the surviving family members bring a lawsuit on behalf of the person who died. Families may be entitled to recover damages for medical costs incurred, funeral and burial expenses, the loss of love, companionship, services and society of the person who died, as well as the value of the earnings the decedent would have earned if he or she lived.
At Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens we have extensive experience helping families with wrongful death claims. We understand the trauma involved when a family loses a loved one, especially through the wrongdoing of another. For more information please see our FAQs regarding Wrongful Death or contact Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens to speak to one of our Wrongful Death attorneys.Wrongful Death Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Consumer Product Safety Commission
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
National Patient Safety Foundation
National Toxicology Program
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