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Family gets $17 million settlement for wrongful death

Accidents and tragedies can happen at a Pennsylvania worksite, particularly when the work involves construction. There can be numerous issues that lead to such an incident, including safety hazards. Sadly when these safety hazards happen a wrongful death can occur on the jobsite.

Outbreaks in Pennsylvania hospitals lead to wrongful death suits

Hospitals are a place that many Pennsylvania families retreat to secure health care for their ailing loved ones. Pennsylvania residents may not realize, however, that hospitals can sometimes internally spread diseases and cause other serious ailments and complications -- like death to hospital patients. When this happens, filing a wrongful death action may be the only recourse.

Truck driver falls asleep, could face wrongful death lawsuit

In Pittsburgh, a wrongful death is an unexpected occurrence that can affect a family and friends at any moment. When a fatal accident happens, there are times when there is a clearly responsible party and the surviving loved ones decide to get more information in order to attempt to recoup damages for their loss.

Electrocution case ends in settlement with Pennsylvania agency

There are many different ways that a Pennsylvania family can respond to the death of a loved one. Working with a wrongful death attorney can help illuminate the different paths a family can take when struggling with the financial obstacles that come in the wake of a tragic loss.

Choking incident in Pennsylvania results in lawsuit

There is no disputing that accidents happen and that these accidents can sometimes end in tragedy. The response to an accident often changes and the incident comes under added scrutiny when a child is involved. The extra attentiveness is especially present in situations involving a wrongful death situation.

Pennsylvania family takes action after son's body comes home

Serving in the United States military is trying on everyone involved; the officer as well as his family members and other loved ones. People typically fear the worse; losing your life in battle. This fear can sadly become a reality during times of war and other battles. However, it may also be the result of a wrongful death situation, perhaps something a little less expected.

Pennsylvania court confirms $2.3 million wrongful death award

Asbestos is a product that has an interesting history of litigation in Pennsylvania and throughout the rest of the United States. Ever since the harmful effects of asbestos were uncovered, those injured by the product have been forthcoming about their injuries -- particularly where someone is specifically responsible for their injuries. They have typically filed negligence or product liability cases. For those not fortunate enough to survive their injuries, their families also have the opportunity to pursue wrongful death actions.

Lawsuit follows Philadelphia man's ladder death

When a Pennsylvania couple marries, they normally do not imagine how life will proceed should one partner pass away. Sadly, those we love can pass away unexpectedly in an unforeseen accident during the normal scope of life, including while one partner is at work. While it is never truly possible to prepare for such an incident, post-accident measures like a wrongful death lawsuit can help a grieving spouse recover losses. A Philadelphia woman decided to take such action following the tragic, unexpected loss of her husband.

$12 million settlement in Pennsylvania wrongful death case

Wrongful death lawsuits can be powerful tools in remedying the loss of a loved one. They remind potential defendants just how precious life is and that the law supports significant awards when an individual is tragically killed due to another's negligence.

Pennsylvania wrongful death lawsuit ends with huge settlement

Death is inevitable. But when death comes at the hands of someone acting violently, negligently or irresponsibly, the loss of a loved one becomes even harder to handle. In addition to the emotional pain and suffering that comes with losing a family member, there are financial costs. Funeral costs, loss of income and other bills can quickly add up and create serious financial hardship. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit may be one way to not only hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions, but also to gain the financial security needed to move forward.