Wrongful Death

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Wrongful Death

A claim that a person or organization is directly responsible for the death of a person. A wrongful death claim is brought in a lawsuit in a few common law jurisdictions, notably the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. Wrongful death lawsuits are brought by relatives of the deceased. Some analysts believe these lawsuits are an easier way to punish suspected murderers because only a "preponderance of evidence" or a "balance of probabilities" (as opposed to "proof beyond a reasonable doubt") is required for a judgment. One prominent example of this occurred in the 1990s when former football player O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of murder but judged liable for wrongful death.
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(127) Belinda's mother brought a wrongful death claim after the three-year statute of limitations period and argued the statute of limitations should not be enforced due to fraudulent concealment.
Adams had been hired by the estate for probate and to pursue the wrongful death claim. In October 2004, the summary says, Mr.
The court dismissed the wrongful death claim. However, the Court of Claims awarded the plaintiff $12,000 for the decedent's pain and suffering caused by the negligent administration of ampicillin.
The boy's guardian ad litem, Lynn Brock, filed a wrongful death claim against Smith and Dana Wedincamp, the driver of the other car.
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The district court declined to dismiss the case, finding that the parents stated a [sections] 1983 claim against the county for violating the juvenile's Fourteenth Amendment right to medical protection against his own suicidal intentions, and that the parents stated a wrongful death claim. The court found that the facility supervisors practice of pre-entering cell inspection records and then avoiding making actual visual checks on juveniles was so pervasive that is constituted a policy or custom and was the result of inadequate training.
The district court declined to dismiss the case, finding that the parents stated a [sections] 1983 claim against the county for violating the juvenile's Fourteenth Amendment right to medical protection against his own suicidal intentions, and that the parents stated a wrongful death claim. The court found that the facility supervisors' practice of pre-entering cell inspection records and then avoiding making actual visual checks on juveniles was so pervasive that is constituted a policy or custom and was the result of inadequate training.
The district court declined to dismiss the case, finding that the parents stated a [section] 1983 claim against the county for violating the juvenile's Fourteenth Amendment right to medical protection against his own suicidal intentions, and that the parents stated a wrongful death claim. The court found that the facility supervisors' practice of pre-entering cell inspection records and then avoiding making actual visual checks on juveniles was so pervasive that is constituted a policy or custom and was the result of inadequate training.
Family members who have lost a loved one due to fungal meningitis may also be eligible to file a wrongful death claim for their loss.
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The Warmbiers filed court papers Wednesday in New York federal court saying they have a right to the assets after North Korea failed to respond to a wrongful death claim that accused it of abducting Warmbier, who had traveled there for a guided tour ahead of a study abroad program in Hong Kong.
The family of a man who died of internal bleeding in the early morning hours after Christmas at the Medical University of South Carolina has settled a wrongful death claim in Charleston County Superior Court for $775,000, the family's attorneys report.