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Obtaining damages after a wrongful death

After a person dies due to another person's negligence or recklessness in an accident or other situation, there may be a case for a wrongful death lawsuit. In these lawsuits, family members generally have a right to pursue compensation to help them recover losses associated with the death.

Should you file a wrongful death or malpractice case?

Wrongful deaths and medical malpractice-related deaths aren't exactly the same, and the difference is important to your case. A wrongful death case is one that takes place because of a person's death as a result of another person's intentional act or negligence. Medical malpractice can result in a wrongful death lawsuit, but it doesn't have to. A wrongful death lawsuit can also be filed for deaths related to car crashes, intentional killings, police killings and other accidents.

2 passengers die on airlines due to medical emergencies

A woman who recently died during a flight is the center of the news after it's been claimed that American Airlines would not land for her medical emergency. The parents and husband of the woman have filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that the 25-year-old woman might have survived if the medical equipment on board the flight had not been faulty and the plane had made an emergency landing.

What kinds of compensation can you get for a wrongful death?

If someone you love is killed in Alaska, there is a chance to obtain compensation through an action for wrongful death. Taking action through the court gives you a chance to hold the person responsible for your loved one's death accountable, so you can move forward knowing that he or she has faced consequences.

Woman killed and dog injured in plow truck accident

The winter is a dangerous time of year for people in every state, even in Alaska where snow and ice are common. Sometimes, horrible incidents happen where people are killed or badly injured as a result of the weather and how the weather is handled in their areas.

Alaska Airlines faces lawsuit for woman's death

Alaska Airlines has found itself the center of a lawsuit after a woman died while leaving the airline's terminal. According to the news from Jan. 1, a woman died after falling from an escalator at Portland International Airport. The 75-year-old woman had been traveling with Alaska Airlines and was supposed to receive wheelchair assistance when she landed in Portland.

Proving a wrongful death case is possible with good documentation

Whenever a person dies because of another person's negligence or errors, that person's death is considered wrongful. A wrongful death lawsuit focuses on laying liability on the person who caused the individual's death. Unlike a criminal case, a wrongful death lawsuit requires a lower standard of proof, so it's possible for someone who caused a death not to face criminal charges while still being found liable for a death.

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