The unexpected loss of a loved one can be a traumatic experience for any family. Families can face emotional turmoil surrounding the death and wonder if there was anything that could have been done to prevent the loss of their loved one.
Tag: Wrongful Death
Losing a loved one in an accident may be one of the most devastating experiences any person can go through. In the blink of an eye, a family can be destroyed by a sudden death.
There may be no better place than Pittsburgh to have a brush with death — at least according to David Casarett, an author and associate professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In a recent interview with Wired, the scholar discussed his new book on the topic of resuscitating the recently deceased and the ethical issues that this can involve.
The Department of Veterans Affairs operates the nation’s largest integrated health care system, serving roughly 9 million veterans from around the country, including many from Pennsylvania. But the system seems to be struggling under its own weight. A former employee of the organization recently came forward to expose massive problems caused by delays in care at one of its hospitals. The retired doctor alleged that delays in treatment may have caused the wrongful death of up to 40 veterans. He also accused the hospital administration of deliberately hiding the problem, alleging that, in order to disguise delays, hospital employees were ordered to keep a secret list of patients on a waiting list for appointments.
According to a recent report, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has paid out over 1,000 wrongful death claims in the last decade, 36 of which involved Pennsylvania veterans.
Pittsburgh fans of well-known musician Jenni Rivera may have heard that her husband recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit regarding her sudden death in December 2012. Rivera died along with six others in a plane crash. Her husband, former pro baseball player Esteban Loaiza, has now sued the owners of the plane, and that company’s parent company.
The legal process in medical malpractice cases is often long-fought and circuitous. An especially lengthy case will continue after a judge in Montgomery County dismissed a complaint filed by a woman whose mother died in March 2000. The complaint alleges that the negligence of two doctors led to the death of the plaintiff’s mother, who died three days after being placed in the hospital’s care.
Having a family member in the military die overseas is heartbreaking. When there are events around that death that bring up questions for the family, the heartbreak can be even worse. One Pennsylvania family lost a son to an apparent suicide while he was stationed overseas in Greece. While the government is immune from wrongful …
We’ve all seen it on television programs: A doctor works to save the victim of a terrible accident, struggling to save the person’s life. After a few seconds, however, the doctor concedes defeat and solemnly declares the victim dead. This is actually truth in television: Doctors do pronounce victims dead when the situation arises. What …
Accidents happen every minute of every day due to reckless drivers, unsafe gun care, medical malpractice, and many other acts of irresponsibility. When a loved one has been lost in a tragedy, the effects can have a devastating impact on the family members surviving the departed. In addition to grief, families can be forced to deal with economic problems, insurance companies and numerous problems and obstacles that were not foreseen. Unfortunately, the law of Pennsylvania relating to a death caused by the carelessness of another is equally confusing. As a result, many families turn to legal counsel for advice and assistance. At Rosen Louik & Perry, a Pittsburgh Law Firm, we have been helping families understand the legal and financial options available, and obtain compensation from those accountable.