Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Claims in Missouri and Arkansas

One of the hardest challenges any family can face is the death of a loved one.  Yet, when that death is caused by the negligence or misconduct of another, the loss seems even harder to bear.  In those cases, the question that typically arises is: how do we hold that person responsible?  If this has happened to your family,...

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Wrongful Death Claims Involving Toddlers

Losing a loved one is unquestionably one of the most difficult challenges a family can face. When that death is the result of the negligence or misconduct of someone else, it can be even more difficult. One of the worst scenarios, though, is losing a child.  The surviving family of someone who has died, as the result of a...

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Wrongful Death Claim against Long Term Care Facility

A recent jury verdict in New York demonstrates the potential success of a wrongful death claim against long term care facility.  The victim, Edward Gardner, had been admitted to the nursing home for rehabilitation after suffering a heart attack.  Gardner died two weeks later.  His family sued the long term care facility for wrongful death and the jury found...

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Can Wrongful Death Lawsuits Settle?

Wrongful death lawsuits can be complex legal matters.  Depending on the cause of death, whether medical malpractice or an auto accident case for example, a thorough investigation is required in order to gather and preserve evidence as quickly as possible. Expert witnesses may be necessary to establish both who was at fault and what actually caused your loved one’s death....

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E. Coli leads to Wrongful Death Case

Losing a loved one is always difficult.  When the death is the result of the negligence or misconduct of a third party, the challenges can be even more daunting.  Surviving families can take steps to recover for their loss, as best they can, by filing a lawsuit for wrongful death.  A recent incident involving the death of an 8-year-old...

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Wrongful Death Claims May Include Suicides

Wrongful death is a type of legal claim that can be filed with someone is killed as a result of the negligence or other misconduct of another.  Certain surviving family members of the deceased may be able to bring a lawsuit against the responsible party, and receive monetary compensation for the death of their loved one.  Most commonly, wrongful...

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Wrongful Death vs. Wrongful Birth Claims

Most of us are familiar with the concept of “wrongful death.”  When someone dies due to the negligence or intentional wrongdoing of someone else, the legal term for the claim is “wrongful death.”  There is another type of claim that may sound similar, but is very different – a wrongful birth claim. What is a claim for “wrongful birth?”...

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Are Wrongful Death Damages Taxable?

Most clients have concerns about tax consequences after they have received a settlement or judgment.  One of the first questions is whether or not they have to pay taxes on the money they have been awarded.  There are many factors that determine the tax consequences, such as, which state you live in and the type of damages you have...

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Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death is actually just a special type of personal injury claim.  A wrongful death claim arises when one person dies because of the negligence or intentional act of another person. In Missouri, for example, “wrongful death” is defined as “the death of a person result[ing] from any act, conduct, occurrence, transaction, or circumstance which, if death had not...

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Wrongful Death Claims in Missouri and Arkansas

Wrongful Death Claims in Missouri and Arkansas from Wesley Cottrell   The surviving family of someone who has died, as the result of a personal injury caused by someone else, has the legal right to file a lawsuit for wrongful death. Learn more about wrongful death claims in Arkansas and wrongful death claims in Missouri in this presentation.

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