Posts Categorized: Wrongful Death Attorney

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 »

Wrongful Death in Nursing Homes – A Neglected Dark Side of the Society

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Each year, an estimated 98,000 deaths of the American citizens occur due to wrongful deaths in nursing homes. Most of the medical errors in these casualties are preventable. The Institute of Medicine claims that every one out of five medical errors possesses serious or fatal risks. Wrongful death is a term used in the legal… Read more »

The Time Limitations for Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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Death of a loved one is never easy for a person to handle. But what makes this tragedy even worse is wrongful death due to someone’s negligence or carelessness. Some events in which others are at fault for a person’s death include drunk driving, medical malpractice, unsafe work environment, and many others. Although financial compensation… Read more »

Wrongful Death in the Eyes Of the Law

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Have you or someone you know suffered from mental or financial pain due to death of a loved one caused by negligent behavior? If so, you can make the guilty party pay for their neglect by filing a case in the court. Whether the wrongful death occurred as a result of an automobile accident, medical… Read more »

Wrongful Death Morcellator Claim Filed in Illinois

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A wrongful death claim alleging that the use of a defectively designed morcellator caused cancer cells to be rapidly spread throughout a woman’s uterine, leading to her death, was recently filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District for Illinois. The claim is one of dozens that have been filed against Johnson &… Read more »

Unintentional Injury Deaths in the U.S.: Top Causes and Liability

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The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that there were 130,557 unintentional injury deaths reported in a single year in the United States. While some of these deaths occur for reasons that no one can be held responsible for, others are completely avoidable and occur as a result of negligence. The… Read more »

The Many Facets of a Wrongful Death Case

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When a loved one dies this can often be one of the most difficult times of your life, not to mention the lives of countless other family members and friends. Coping with the sudden loss of a person so integral to your life can leave you with many feelings to sort through, not to mention… Read more »