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How to Legally Act After a Negligent Death Has Occurred

Losing a loved one can be one of the most painful experiences of our lives. Death can be made even more frustrating if it comes as a result of negligence or wrongdoing. If a death to a loved one has occurred due to negligence, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit with your wrongful death Nassau attorney by your side. The person filing the lawsuit must legally be an heir of the person who wrongfully passed away.

What Is a Wrongful Death?

A wrongful death is when a person dies as a direct result of negligence, or malfeasance by another party. A wrongful death may occur for several reasons, though there are instances that happen at a higher frequency than others.

Emergency Room Malpractice

ER conditions are complicated affairs where medical workers need to be functioning at their optimal level. A single mistake could result in the death of a patient. If an accident has occurred in the ER and you think malpractice is to blame, you might be able to file a lawsuit.

Anesthesia Malpractice

Anesthesiologists have been specially trained so as to ensure that they understand their highly sensitive responsibility. Slip-ups by anesthesiologists are not common but may prove fatal if they do happen.

Vehicle Accidents

With the rate at which new vehicles are spilling out onto the open market, accidents are bound to happen. Not every new car that hits the road should be there. If an automobile is faulty, the company in charge can be held accountable.

In these cases, compensation must be sought so as to ensure that the family has everything they need after their loved one has passed. Although a grieving period is necessary for the family, the wrongful death lawsuit is time-sensitive and must be filed within a defined period of time after the family member’s death.

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