Jamie Fast lost her viable unborn son. She attributed the loss to an alleged failure by her health care providers to timely recognize and act upon the risk she would develop gestational diabetes. The Fasts sued for the mom’s own personal injury claim, and for a wrongful death claim for the loss of her baby. […]
Dr. Wilson was a 35-year-old physician who experienced a bout of nausea, vertigo, and speech problems. Her father was also a doctor. Neither she nor her physician father could identify the problem. She went to a local hospital for treatment. She was treated in the emergency room by another physician, Dr. Grant. The emergency […]
The parents of a 26 year old developmentally disabled adult sued for wrongful death, alleging a pharmacy refilled their son’s prescription for anti-seizure mediation at a higher than required dosage, and that lowering the dosage approximately two months later resulted in his death. The trial court dismissed the claim, not because it lacked merit, but […]
Our personal injury law firm did not participate in the lawsuit described in this article. A man was killed and his wife injured when the Harley-Davidson motorcycle he was riding crossed several lanes and collided with a guardrail. The next day the wife received a recall notice informing her that the main circuit breaker on […]
A Florida woman is suing debt collectors claiming they caused her husband’s death. She claims illegal debt collection tactics, such as high frequency calling and calling neighbors, caused so much emotional stress that her husband, who had a heart condition, died as a result. Her husband had suffered a heart attack and had been airlifted […]
In addition to seeking “actual pecuniary loss” on behalf of statutory beneficiaries Washington has three survival statutes under which a deceased’s injury claim may be brought. Washington has three wrongful death survival statutes, a general survival statute and two that relate to personal injury claims.
Wrongful death claims are claims brought on behalf of beneficiaries of the deceased as defined by statute against the negligent defendant whose actions proximately caused the death. Depending on the facts and circumstances other claims might be brought under the survival statutes. Both types of claims are often referred to as “wrongful death” claims for […]