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Common wrongful death causes

Losing a loved one suddenly and inexplicably in an accident is a devastating experience. When that accident is a result of someone else’s negligence, you might feel lost and unsure where to turn. A wrongful death lawsuit may apply in some of these cases.

There are a few common causes of wrongful death claims.

Medical errors

Medical errors lead to many wrongful death claims. Mistakes made in surgery, with anesthesia and even incorrect diagnoses can all contribute to wrongful death claims as a result of medical malpractice.

Defective products

Product liability claims are a serious concern for manufacturers and retailers alike. When you lose a loved one due to a defective product or a malfunction, you may have a wrongful death case against the manufacturer or the supplier.

Worksite accidents

Worksite accidents are another common cause of wrongful death claims, especially in high-risk industries such as construction. There are many causes of workplace accidents, from slip-and-falls to impact injuries. If your loved one’s death occurred on a job site, it may be a wrongful death.

Car accidents

A car accident caused by someone else’s negligence behind the wheel could lead to a wrongful death case if you lose a loved one. The police report from the accident details who the officers find liable for the accident. Use that report as evidence in your case.

These are the most common causes of wrongful deaths, but they are not the only ones. If you lose a loved one in any way due to someone’s negligence, consider a wrongful death claim.