What is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful Death

A Wrongful Death claim is defined as a lawsuit, brought by the surviving family members and/or loved ones of someone who was killed as a result of someone else’s careless (negligent) behavior or an intentional act. This lawsuit is usually brought against the person, persons or entity believed to be responsible for the death.

A recent example of a Wrongful Death lawsuit is the sad story of a husband of a Brooklyn woman who died of an untreated form of meningitis. He brought a lawsuit against the Coney Island Hospital alleging his wife was misdiagnosed as emotionally disturbed or suffering from an illegal drug reaction by “careless” and “negligent” medical staff. Grisel Soto, 47, spent her last hours alive strapped to a gurney and prescribed anti-psychotic medication, while the lethal infection raged in her brain. After she arrived in the emergency room last January, Soto was seen only by a nurse and a physician’s assistant until she went into cardiac arrest several hours later, reducing widower Jorge Matos into a state of total despair.

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Merson Law has built a trusted reputation successfully representing people who have suffered from wrongful death situations. The team at Merson Law has extensive experience litigating cases valued in excess of $1 million and much of their background includes prosecuting cases that have resolved for more than $10 million. If you need our help, contact us now for a free consultation and medical evaluation.

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