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What is a wrongful death claim?

When you have been injured in an accident caused by another party's negligence, you can seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages through a personal injury lawsuit. This helps you cope with the effects of your injury, and it helps hold negligent parties accountable. But what about fatal accidents? How can family members cope with the sudden, unexpected loss of a loved one and that person's income? The answer is a special type of claim known as a wrongful death lawsuit.

Hospital malpractice can result in injuries, compensation

The age-old saying, accidents happen, cannot be more true for victims of medical malpractice and hospital negligence. People is hospitals may be more vulnerable because their health is not in the best condition if they are seeking medical care. Most of the time, people seeking medical care receive it in a way that is beneficial to their health and well-being. But, some people do not receive the appropriate medical care, and it results in further injury.

New report links C-section with birth injury risk

Did you know that one in three babies are now delivered by cesarean section, also known as C-section? This number is way up from just a few decades ago. There have been studies suggesting that C-sections put the mother and baby at unnecessary risk for a medical malpractice incident or even a birth injury. A recent Consumer Report surveyed over 1,200 hospitals in Pennsylvania and the greater U.S. to study the effects of the increased C-sections.

Facts that are important in proving a products liability injury

While most people will never know the problems that accompany an injury suffered from a dangerous product, too many Pittsburgh residents are aware of the impact. For those who have suffered an injury due to a defective product, failure to warn or other related cause, there are ways to hold the manufacturer or distributor responsible for the injury. A products liability claim is the first step toward achieving this result. There are some facts that those who believe they have suffered an injury due to products liability should try to track down in order to build a case alleging fault.

Can a doctor or hospital be held responsible for personal injury?

The general answer to this question is, yes. However, the specific answer to a situation is dependent on specific factors that have resulted in the injury. When a person has suffered bodily injury at the hands of hospital staff or even a doctor or practitioner, there can be a lot of questions related to liability. While doctors cannot prevent all injuries or illnesses, they can ensure that their own actions aren't a contributing factor to injury.

Nursing home deaths matter

Nursing homes, or elderly care facilities, are a common housing option for older people. This is because old age often comes with its own health complications and inability to properly care for one's self. These facilities have the responsibility for the health and well-being of their residents. But what happens when this duty is breached and causes the premature death of an elderly Pittsburgh resident?

PA District Court receives filing of wrongful death suit

Every year, hundreds of people die due to complications associated with prescription medications. While many people do benefit from these drugs, some people pay with their life. A woman recently filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania District Court, claiming that a drug company is responsible for her husband's untimely death.