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Safeguarding the interests of surviving family members

Placing a loved one in a nursing home is generally a difficult decision for any New Jersey family to make. When things go wrong in a nursing home, assisted living facility or other such environment, it can be enormously difficult on the family, particularly if the incident was fatal. A death caused by negligence may be grounds for a wrongful death suit brought forth by surviving family members.

Can the police be sued for wrongful death after misconduct?

Over the past year, many prominent news stories have highlighted police misconduct. In several of these high-profile cases, police misconduct is alleged to have resulted in the untimely deaths of individuals who were being questioned by the police. In such situations, New Jersey residents may wonder, is it possible for surviving family members of the deceased to sue the police for wrongful death?

Variety of situations may culminate in a wrongful death

Many people in New Jersey would likely agree that the death of a loved one is one of the worst things one can experience in life. When this loss is sudden and unexpected, the mental and emotional damage can be agonizing. Added to this is often the financial loss associated with an untimely passing, such as lost wages of a breadwinner or lost income potential of a young adult, not to mention funeral costs and medical bills.

New Jersey trench collapse at center of wrongful death suit

Many New Jersey residents pay for landscaping to be done by another person or a company that sends workers to their home. Commercial landscaping is also big business, and in this line of work, the workers may face dangers that can cause injury or even death. Two years ago, a pair of landscape company employees were killed when the trench that they were working in collapsed. Now, a wrongful death suit has been filed in relation to the deaths.

Wrongful death may be caused by deadly products

In last week's post, the FDA and drug recalls were the focus. In many cases, a drug recall is executed effectively and few consumers or patients are harmed by a dangerous drug. However, at times, product recalls occur only after individuals have been harmed, sometimes severely, by dangerous or deadly products. In fatal situations, surviving family members may need the help of a New Jersey wrongful death attorney.

Key patient's rights in New Jersey nursing homes

Before placing a loved one in a nursing home or long-term care facility, New Jersey families are likely to feel a host of different emotions - sadness, confusion, longing for times past and even a feeling of being completely overwhelmed. Finding the right nursing home can be a difficult task, but it's important to know that regardless of which nursing home a family chooses, their loved one has key rights regardless.

Relatives of NJ man shot by police settle wrongful death suit

A person's sudden death is always shocking and tragic. However, when such a loss is caused by the wrongdoing of another person, the tragedy of the entire situation is often compounded. When people in New Jersey think of wrongful death lawsuits, usually the following come to mind: fatal motor vehicle accidents, fatal medical errors, nursing home deaths and medical malpractice incidents. However, a wrongful death can also be caused by a person intending to seriously wound another, and the wound turns out to be fatal.

What if a New Jersey accident victim dies of unrelated causes?

The unexpected death of a family member in New Jersey might be caused by fatal medical errors, fatal motor vehicle accidents, fatal workplace accidents and so on. In any event, the death is likely to be quite shocking due to the accidental nature of the loss.

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