Important Information about Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice Lawsuits By on August 13, 2009

A wrongful death occurs when someone is killed due to the reckless or negligent actions of another person or responsible party.The common causes of wrongful death include medical malpractice, birth injury, nursing home abuse, brain injury, and auto accidents. Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit In order to bring a wrongful death suit against another party, the case must possess four key elements:

  • The death of another human being;
  • Evidence that the death was caused by another's negligence or wrongful acts
  • Financial and other losses resulted from the death
  • The suit is brought by a member of the deceased's immediate family, or dependents

Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations There is a two-year statute of limitations on filing wrongful death actions in most states, making it very important to retain expert legal counsel as soon as possible after the death of a loved one. Compensation in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit We know that it is impossible to define the worth and loss of a loved one in monetary terms. However, we also know that the death of a family member can lead to significant financial losses and additional damage to the stability of their dependents. Compensation available to the relatives of a wrongful death victim may include:

  • Lost income and future earnings
  • Lost benefits and Social Security
  • Medical and funeral costs
  • Lost inheritance
  • Loss of companionship and parental guidance
  • Pain and suffering
  • General damages

Contact Our Wrongful Death Lawyers in Salt Lake City If you have lost a family member due to wrongful death, we have lawyers in Salt Lake City, Utah that are prepared to take your wrongful death case. Our lawyers understand how difficult the legal process can be for grieving families.

Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC

Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC

At Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, our attorneys have decades of combined experience in complex cases. We represent clients in all types of personal injury cases, with a special focus on medical malpractice claims. Our firm is associated with the following professional organizations:

  • Utah Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association

To schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call (801) 335-6467.

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