When a loved one dies as a result of another person's reckless or negligent actions, the survivors are often faced with a difficult decision: whether to file a wrongful death claim.
As a nation, we rely on emergency service providers -- 911 operators, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and others -- to assist us in our time of need. When they fail, can they be held accountable?
No matter what the circumstances, the death of a loved one can be difficult to bear. When that death comes as a result of someone's negligence or reckless act, the grief is often compounded.
When you're suffering from the loss of a loved one, it can be difficult to think about doing anything -- even pursuing a lawsuit over someone else's negligent or reckless actions. You might also be uncomfortable with the idea that others may think you are trying to profit from your family member's death.
Losing someone in a needless accident is tremendously painful and tragic -- and the tragedy can be compounded by devastating financial consequences, including funeral costs.
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) -- along with its advanced cousin, toxic epidermal necrolysis (TENS) -- is an extreme adverse drug reaction. It is brutal, painful and often fatal. It may also be the result of medical malpractice.
What's the difference between a wrongful death claim in civil court and a criminal case involving murder or manslaughter?
The opioid crisis in the United States has never been worse. Thousands of people suffer from opioid addiction and many have died. It's made a lot of people ask how prescription painkillers -- something that started out as a good thing -- became so casually available in the first place.
Hazardous chemicals are all around you. Nearly every day, something toxic to humans is in the news. One day it's the talcum powder that families have used for generations on babies -- the next it's the romaine lettuce in your salad.
Even being rich and famous doesn't guarantee you safety from medical mistakes.