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In wrongful death cases, we focus on the details

It's one thing when a loved one dies after being hospitalized or treated by a doctor. That happens all the time, unfortunately. It's another thing altogether when the death is suspected to have been caused by the hospital or the doctor. If a patient is injured due to the negligence of a hospital or doctor, the patient may have a medical malpractice claim. If the patient dies, the family may have a wrongful death claim.

What is a wrongful death claim for damages?

A wrongful death claim for damages is an important resource for surviving family members who have wrongfully lost a loved one in an act caused by another person's negligence. A wrongful death claim is brought on behalf of the lost loved one's estate for the benefit of surviving family members and can help with the financial challenges they may face following the unexpected loss of a loved one.

Mother wins medical malpractice verdict for misdiagnosis

People in Berks County have probably heard horror stories about doctors who wouldn't take their patients' concerns seriously, with nearly catastrophic consequences for the patients. Tennis superstar Serena Williams's bad experience after giving birth is probably the best-known example. Unfortunately, a jury here in Pennsylvania has found that doctors' refusal to take a mother's concerns seriously had deadly consequences for the mother's newborn baby.

Don't navigate drowning tragedies alone

Memorial Day has come and gone; that means summer has unofficially started here in Pennsylvania. As the weather heats up and school lets out, more people will be spending serious time at swimming pools and beaches. Unfortunately, drowning is always a possibility whenever people spend time near large bodies of water.

Drowning of loved ones and wrongful death lawsuits

With warmer weather arriving comes all sorts of fun summer activities for you and your family to participate in. When around a body of water, it's important to be cautious as accidental drowning can happen to kids or adults alike. Some bodies of water, like pools or public beaches for instance, may have life guards on duty or some other level to protect those in the water from drowning. Other locations may just owe a duty or a liability to their visitors.

Man charged after allegedly driving drunk, killing 1 in house

Bad drivers are a danger to everyone else on Pennsylvania's roads. What's sometimes forgotten is that bad drivers can be a danger even to people who are not on the roads themselves, but are pedestrians or even inside their homes. This danger was brought home to people about a month ago in one Pennsylvania community.

Can a drowning give rise to a wrongful death claim?

It's spring in Berks County, and everyone knows that warm weather is right around the corner. As things start to heat up, people will be spending more and more time at pools and beaches. Unfortunately, whenever people spend time near water, drowning is a possibility. Whenever a drowning can be attributed to the negligence of another party, that party may face a wrongful death lawsuit from the family of the victim.

Wrongful death, criminal charges in tragic waterpark accident

Pennsylvania is home to many waterparks, large and small, indoors and outdoors. They must compete with other parks in the state, and the largest ones must compete on a nationwide basis. In the drive to attract more customers and remain competitive in the marketplace, waterparks design and build taller, longer and faster slides. Sometimes in the fervor to be the first, the tallest or the fastest, designers and parks cut corners and ignore the potential dangers their designs pose to the customers they're trying to attract.

Wrongful death suit can bring closure in Pennsylvania

When you lose a loved one because of another person's negligence or misdeeds, the overwhelming sense of loss can be unbearable. There is nothing you can do to make your life the same, and of course, no way to bring back your loved one. Once the grief has become less acute, though, you may begin wonder if there is some recourse to be had for the acts that resulted in your loved one's death.

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