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Wrongful Death Archives

Proceeding with your wrongful death claim

The loss of a loved one is a tragic event under any circumstances, but when the death was caused by someone else's negligence the family may be able to pursue legal action against the responsible party. A wrongful death cause of action may allow the family to hold the negligent party responsible and to receive compensation for damages.

Medical malpractice is often the cause of untimely deaths

When people in Los Angeles think of a wrongful death case, their first thought might be about a fatal car accident or other tragic fatal accident that unnecessarily takes the life of Californian prematurely. What people might not think of, however, is how often medical malpractice causes an untimely death. Although they often happen in circumstances where people are already sick or injured, incidents of fatal medical malpractice are also preventable, and the families of malpractice victims deserve to seek out compensation for their loss.

Helping Los Angeles area victim of dangerous drugs

As part of its wrongful death and personal injury practice, our law office represents victims of dangerous prescription drugs and treatments. California residents, after all, have the right to expect that the drugs that are on the shelves of this state's pharmacies are safe to use as prescribed.

How drugs get approved pulled

As a recent post explained, our law office represents California residents who have been victims of dangerous drugs and had to suffer through very serious and potentially fatal side effects. Specifically, we help victims file products liability or medical malpractice actions. If the victim died because of the drug, we help the family of the victim file a wrongful death case against the drug manufacturer and other responsible parties.

What is third party liability when it comes to work accidents?

Like other states in the country, California has a workers' compensation system. What this means for family members trying to recover from the loss of their loved one after a fatal workplace accident in Los Angeles County is that they can hope for some help via workers' compensation.

Fatal car crash in L.A. area claims 1 life

A fatal accident along a Los Angeles area freeway claimed the life of one victim and left other people injured. The accident, which ultimately developed in to a four-car pileup that closed the freeway for hours, involved two law enforcement officers transporting inmates, although both prisoners were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Who can bring a wrongful death claim?

When the negligence of another person leaves a Los Angeles resident dead, many people, sometimes hundreds, are affected negatively. The deceased will have lots of relatives, friends and other colleagues who will probably miss the person profoundly, and many of them may have even counted on the person for some sort of support.

South Los Angeles woman dies after pedestrian hit-and-run

A Los Angeles woman in her 30s from South Los Angeles died following a pedestrian accident in which the driver who struck her fled the scene after the fatal car crash. Although the woman was still alive when rescuers arrived at the scene, she suffered extensive brain damage and had to be removed from life support a day or two later.

California teen killed and others injured in boating accident

This blog recently discussed boating safety and the dangers of boating incidents, especially during the popular summer boating season. A recent California boating accident killed one teenager and injured two other victims. A 16-year old boy was killed in the fatal boating accident, which involved a collision between a boat and a personal watercraft. When authorities arrived at the scene of the boat accident, they discovered 3 injured victims who were transported to the hospital. The 16-year old boy subsequently died from his injuries suffered in the boating accident.

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