Wrongful death can happen in several different ways. Car accidents, medical malpractice, and product liability are just a few of them. Here are some information on wrongful death cases in the United States:
Most wrongful deaths happen because of accidents. Automobile accidents account for nearly 30 per cent of all accidental deaths in the United States. In 2013 alone, the death toll due to accidents on the road rose to over 33,000.
Wrongful death does not apply to unborn children. The law only includes infants who were born alive, but died due to medical malpractice, medical/parental neglect. If the infant was born alive but died due to injuries suffered when he or she was still inside the mother, the infant is subject to wrongful death.
Some states do not allow family members to file wrongful death cases against each other. Most of the states that do allow this have a stipulation that only adult family members may sue their parents. Minors cannot.
Almost 100,000 patients in the United States die due to medical errors or medical malpractice. Surveys also show that very few medical practitioners are punished for this.
More than half of the accidental deaths of adults over sixty-five are due to falls. Many times these falls occur because of negligence in nursing homes.
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