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Do You Have a Wrongful Death Case?

To know whether or not you have the right to file a claim for wrongful death, you need to understand exactly what it is.

Wrongful death is a claim that can be filed when a person (or a company) is at fault for the death of a person. There are a variety of reasons to file this type of claim, such as medical malpractice, vehicle accidents caused by another driver, a defective automobile, dangerous roadways, and even abuse. Any fatal accident which has been caused by negligence can cause a wrongful death claim to be filed.

In the United States, this is the only method of suing a company when a death has been caused by their actions instead of those of an individual. Around 400 lawsuits were filed against Toyota when their broken gas pedals caused cars to accelerate and crash.

So do you have a case for a wrongful death lawsuit? If your loved one was killed in an automobile accident caused by another driver or caused by a failure in their car, you could have a case. If they died during surgery or another medical procedure, you should consider pursuing a civil lawsuit– especially if the doctor has a history of medical malpractice. Essentially, if you have lost a loved one in a way that you feel could have been prevented and you know who’s at fault, consider filing a wrongful death claim.

You can contact Walsh Woodard LLC for your civil litigation needs online or call us at 860-785-2011 for a free consultation.

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Victims of Trucking Accidents in The Winter Deserve Fair Compensation!

The average family vehicle weighs 2,000 – 5,000 pounds. Semi’s hauling tractor trailers can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. You don’t have to be an expert in math to understand that the odds are against you when you are involved in an accident with these huge machines. Add to the equation ice, sleet, and snow and the results can be catastrophic.

There are half a million accidents involving 18 wheeled vehicles every year. In fact, one out of every eight traffic deaths are a result of just such a collision. Many freight companies are neglectful of the safety standards needed to keep these trucks safe in good weather. When you are talking about winter conditions these lapses in regulation can be disastrous for people who are involved in accidents with these “Big Rigs.”Read More

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Avoid an Increase In Holiday Injuries

The holiday season is a time of year to catch up with friends and family, and it is often a time of travel. Leaving home may seem safe as most accidents occur within a five-mile radius, but the holiday season is often a time when there is an increase in injuries for many. There are a number of reasons this occurs, but staying safe and injury free is possible.

Texting and Driving Do Not Mix

Over the last few years, texting and driving has been in the news for causing accidents. People become distracted while they are on the road, and they forget about vehicle safety. This has become such an issue that the U. S. Air Force  has listed it first in a post about holiday safety. No matter how important that text may seem, it will wait until later. Ignoring the phone also allows for defensive driving and watching for road hazards such as impaired drivers in other vehicles.Read More

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Thanksgiving Weekend: Tips For Staying Safe

Thanksgiving weekend is quickly approaching. As personal injury attorneys, we know that the Thanksgiving weekend is perhaps the deadliest time to be traveling on the road. This time of year there are more people driving to visit friends and family than any other time of year. With an increase in the number of cars on the road comes an increase in the number car accidents.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, during a recent Thanksgiving weekend, in excess of 300 individuals lost their lives in car accidents in the United States.Read More

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Number Of IVC Filter Lawsuits On The Rise

An IVC filter lawsuit was recently filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky by a woman who alleges that the IVC filter caused her serious adverse side effects. The lawsuit (Case no. 5:16-cv-00065) asserts the woman was implanted with IVC filter manufactured by Boston Scientific in May of 2005 after she was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis in her right leg.

The plaintiff, Katherine Milan, claims  she experienced lower abdomen pain shortly after she the IVC filter was implanted. That the device caused serious clotting is also alleged in the complaint. After being readmitted to the hospital, a CAT scan revealed that the Inferior Vena Cava filter became occluded. According to reports in the court records, Ms. Milan has to remain on blood thinners for the remainder of her life.

Hundreds of IVC filter lawsuits have already accumulated against Inferior Vena Cava filter manufacturers. The manufacturers that have been sued include C.R. Bard and Cook Medical. These IVC filter lawsuits have been combined in Multidistrict Litigation in Arizona and Indiana. The lawsuits charge these companies with knowingly marketing a defective medical device that has allegedly caused serious health issues for a significant number of patients implanted with the filters.

The number of IVC filter lawsuits are expected to grow in number. Victims of defective medical devices are entitled to justice. Walsh Woodard LLC is providing case evaluations to individuals who have been adversely affected by the an IVC filter device. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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