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Wrongful Death Archives

Unqualified cosmetic surgeon might face wrongful death lawsuit

Before making the decision to go ahead with cosmetic surgery, it makes sense to do some research regarding the surgeon being considered for the procedure. An emergency order was recently issued to stop a Florida doctor from performing specific procedures. Reportedly, his resume indicates that his cosmetic surgery qualifications were earned by attending weekend courses. The order followed the death of a patient, which led to the medical malpractice accusations. The surviving family members of the deceased patient might also choose to take action by filing a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court.

Wrongful death claims that arise from boating accidents

For many people in Florida, summertime and water sports go hand in hand. However, safety authorities say boating is not always taken seriously, and rules are often disregarded. Every year, fatal water sports accidents lead to wrongful death lawsuits.

Jury awards families over $37 million in wrongful death lawsuit

In 2012, three people died in an auto accident in Florida that was caused by a man who was sent to jail for 22 years after he was convicted on charges of reckless driving and vehicular homicide. The families of those who lost their lives recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit in a civil court. The jury awarded over $37 million to the plaintiffs.

Wrongful death claim might follow wrong-way crash on U.S. 41

Losing a loved one in a vehicle accident that was caused by another party is naturally traumatizing for the surviving family members. When another party's negligence or misconduct causes a fatal event, the legal term that applies is wrongful death. Many civil lawsuits in Florida follow such tragic incidents.

Wrongful death lawsuit might follow fatal U.S. 41 crash

Learning about the unexpected death of a loved one is naturally traumatic, but when it involves another party's negligence, the trauma is typically exacerbated. Such circumstances frequently lead to wrongful death lawsuits. This might also be what follows a recent crash in Florida.

Wrongful death: Waterpark owner indicted for murder

The owners of waterparks and other extreme sports facilities in Florida and other states are responsible for the safety of patrons. This applies even when they have signed forms to release liability. Any negligence by such a person might lead to a wrongful death or personal injury claim. In fact, it might even give rise to criminal charges.

Wrongful death claims may follow pedestrian bridge collapse

A bridge spanning about 200 feet to allow pedestrians to move between the Florida International University and Sweetwater on the opposite side of a Miami highway was recently put in place to excited fanfare. Unfortunately, the structure collapsed onto the busy roadway below a mere five days later. The bridge was scheduled to go into use next year. Many people were injured and at least four died when the massive concrete slabs and steel crashed onto the cars below. In the aftermath, personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits will likely follow.

Criminal conviction not necessary for wrongful death lawsuit

When a family in Florida loses a loved one in circumstances that involve the negligence of another party, the close relatives may have questions about pursuing claims for financial relief. This can be done by filing a wrongful death lawsuit in a civil court. Such a claim can be filed regardless of the outcome of a criminal case that might have followed the incident.

Wrongful death claim may follow Navy vet's fatal crash

A Navy vet who served from 2003 through 2007 lost his life in a tragic accident in Florida on a recent Sunday evening. His wife said she was puzzled about the fact that he appeared to have died on impact while she suffered no more than a few bruises. This crash followed the failure of another driver to yield, and a wrongful death claim may follow.

Wrongful death claim may follow fatal boating accident

Operating a boat under the influence of alcohol is as unlawful as driving a car while impaired. A 34-year-old Florida man has to face the consequences of alleged drunk boating after an accident that killed another boat operator in Sept. 2015. He was arrested on manslaughter charges on a recent Wednesday afternoon, and he might also have to face a wrongful death claim in a civil court.

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