Posts Categorized: Wrongful Death Attorney

Wrongful Death Claims and Workers’ Compensation: What Is the Difference?

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When a worker is injured while working in Illinois, that worker has the right to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. And when a worker is killed on-the-job in the state—as were 163 workers in Illinois in 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics—workers’ compensation insurance pays death benefits to the deceased worker’s… Read more »

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Illinois

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Wrongful death claims are those civil actions that are filed to recover damages after the death of a loved one is caused by negligence or wrongful act. Much like personal injury claims, wrongful death claims require that the plaintiff establish duty, breach of duty, and causation, and can yield damages for economic and noneconomic losses…. Read more »

Can I Sue For Wrongful Death Due To COVID-19 In Illinois?

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We are all very familiar with the grim coronavirus fatality statistics, especially for people over 50. However, it’s usually much more difficult to determine where and how an individual contracted COVID-19. As a result, a wrongful death claim against an individual or entity is also more difficult, but certainly not impossible, to prove in court…. Read more »

How do I Prove a Wrongful Death Claim in Illinois?

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While some accident victims are lucky enough to walk away with only minor injuries or to recover from those injuries relatively quickly, many are not so fortunate. When an individual passes away as a result of someone else’s negligence, the legal process of obtaining compensation becomes more complicated, as the victim will no longer be… Read more »

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Illinois?

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There is nothing more heartbreaking or emotionally devastating than losing a family member in a fatal accident. While no compensation could ever make up for such a horrific loss, the victim and their loved ones deserve justice and accountability. The Illinois Wrongful Death Act (740 ILCS 180/1) provides a legal remedy. Unfortunately, not everyone who… Read more »

What You Need To Know About Wrongful Death Lawsuits

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When a person dies as the result of someone else’s negligent (or even criminal) conduct, any surviving spouse or next of kin may be entitled to seek compensation by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible parties. Wrongful death is a special type of personal injury claim authorized by Illinois law. It is designed… Read more »

Wrongful Deaths in Medical Trials

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has one of the most extensive new product test regimens in the world. On average, it takes 10 years for a pharmaceutical company to bring a new drug to market. This development usually involves several rounds of human trials. Obviously, these human trials are incredibly risky for test subjects,… Read more »

Three Basic Kinds of Prescription Drug/Wrongful Death Claims in Rockford

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In 2017, opioid overdoses, mostly prescription painkillers, killed more than 47,000 people. That figure also includes the number of heroin overdoses. This drug is usually the substance of choice for opioid addicts whose doctors cut off their medication flow. This number is also just the beginning. Opioid overdoses affect millions of families. Common issues include… Read more »

Top Five Causes of Wrongful Death in Rockford

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From an emotional and financial standpoint, perhaps no other type of claim is more disruptive than wrongful death. Physical wounds generally heal given time and treatment, but wrongful death is permanent.   Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for people under 44. Generally, the incident involves one of the five areas discussed below…. Read more »

What is a Wrongful Death in Illinois?

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Under the 740 Illinois Compiled Statutes 180, if a person dies due to a wrongful act such as neglect, a defective product, or lack of safety measures, the person responsible for the neglect should be held accountable in a wrongful death claim. Death of a loved one results in deep emotional trauma for the family… Read more »