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Pittsburgh wrongful death lawsuit filed after inmate kills woman

If a family believes that another party's negligence caused the death of their loved one, the surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against those parties. One family recently filed such a lawsuit in Pittsburgh after a woman living near the Armstrong County Jail was killed. Authorities have charged an escapee and inmate-trustee for the death, but the family believes that Armstrong County and the jail's outgoing warden were also responsible. The family is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.

Porsche faces wrongful death suit after celebrity death

When a fatal car accident occurs, many people assume that one of the drivers was at fault. However, this is not always the case. Some motor vehicle accidents in Pittsburgh are caused by defects in the vehicle itself. In such cases, the victims' families may file a wrongful death suit against the manufacturer of the vehicle.

Determining negligence following a car accident

Did you know that in 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were over 5.6 million car accidents? Thankfully, most of these accidents are minor and only leave people with damage to their cars or property. However, serious car accidents occur, often leaving victims with significant injuries and sometimes death.

Families of accident victims can recover damages

One of the most difficult times in a person's life is when they have to deal with the loss of a loved one. The grieving process can be especially difficult when the person dies in a sudden and unexpected way. Fatal car accidents can leave families in complete turmoil, unsure about what to do next.

NASCAR driver faces wrongful death suit after tragic accident

When a fatal car accident occurs, both criminal and civil charges may be filed against all responsible parties. Even when criminal charges are dropped, the family of the victim may still proceed with their wrongful death suit in civil court and may recover damages from the driver responsible for the accident.

Pennsylvania widow to file suit over fatal car accident

Fatal car accidents leave the victim’s families in Pennsylvania and elsewhere struggling to hold on. On top of their emotional grief, families will often have never-ending medical bills, funeral costs and other expenses to worry about. However, wrongful death lawsuits may make the coping process a little bit easier for grieving families.

Pittsburgh family files wrongful death suit after death of inmate

No matter the environment an individual is in, when he or she is experiencing health problems, it is presumed that proper steps will be taken by medical professionals. Even in situations where a patient is in jail or prison, employees of the institution are required to take appropriate steps to ensure proper medical treatment of inmates.

Wrongful death suit against UPMC results in $5.7 million verdict

When families trust medical professionals to care for their loved ones, they expect these professionals to adhere to the standard of care reasonably expected of those in the medical field. When a doctor or hospital behaves negligently, and as a result of this negligence, harms a patient, he or she may face lawsuits from the patient or the patient's loved ones. The husband of a Pittsburgh woman filed suit against UPMC, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, and a physician, after his wife's tragic death. A jury awarded him with $5.7 million in damages. UPMC plans to appeal.

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