Category Archives: Wrongful Death

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party, our Pennsylvania wrongful death attorneys can help explain your legal rights.

Understanding the Spike in Suicides for Pennsylvania Prison Inmates

According to a report published by the CDC, suicide rates have risen over 30 percent since 1999. In Pennsylvania, the suicide rate has increased by 22 percent since 2008. While these numbers are troubling, there are segments of our population where the suicide rate is even higher. For example, the suicide rate for the Pennsylvania prison population has increased by 103 percent from 2008 to 2017. According to the Department…
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Understanding Wrongful Death and Survival Damages in Pennsylvania

No one is prepared to deal with the loss of a loved one under tragic circumstances. Soon after the loss, survivors may be also faced with ongoing emotional pain and financial hardship. That is why a basic understanding of the legal term “wrongful death”, and seeking the advice of an experienced attorney in wrongful death cases is so vitally important. Under Pennsylvania law, an individual can file a lawsuit if…
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Wrongful death suit can compensate family when charges can’t

A Pennsylvania woman has been criminally charged following a fatal car accident that occurred last year in Allegheny Township. According to police, the 32-year-old woman had been driving a Nissan Pathfinder erratically when she caused an accident that killed a 58-year-old woman. Following the accident, police conducted an investigation and concluded that the Pathfinder had to have been traveling between 81 and 84 mph at the time of the collision….
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Progression in Michael Jackson’s wrongful death suit

Six women and six men have been selected as the jury for Michael Jackson’s wrongful death suit, which has been brought against concert promoter AEG Live. The matter is expected to last two or three months. The issue is whether the company had dominion and control over Jackson’s negligent doctor. Michael Jackson died just weeks before his “This Is It” debut. The tour was organized by AEG Live. The plaintiffs…
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Wrongful death lawsuit filed after Penn fraternity fall

The University of Pennsylvania and a national fraternity have been named as defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit following the New Year’s Eve death of a John Carroll University student. The student died as a result of the brain injuries he sustained at an on-campus Phi Kappa Sigma New Year’s party Jan. 1, 2011. The lawsuit was filed by the family of the deceased student in May 2011; however, details…
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Parents file wrongful death suit after son dies in DUI crash

Many may remember the single car crash that killed the star of the “Jack Ass” movie franchise, Ryan Dunn and his passenger in June of last year. The parents of that passenger have recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Philadelphia County Court against the estate of Ryan Dunn as well as the downtown West Chester bar that served alcohol to the two men that night. Mr. Dunn was 34-years…
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Parents of baby victim win Pennsylvania wrongful death case

Having a baby is a joyous occasion, and in today’s modern times, no one expects that anything could go wrong. However, labor and delivery are complicated procedures that demand the doctors, nurses and other medical staff to stay aware of any signs of anything abnormal. In an infant’s crucial beginning of life, one routine mistake can literally be a matter of life and death. That’s exactly what happened to a…
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