Will I Get to Testify in Court in A Wrongful Death Claim?

A wrongful death claim can arise from a variety of personal injury claims in California. When a person dies because of another party’s negligence or wrongful acts, the family can seek compensation under California’s wrongful death laws. Situations and personal injury claims that may give rise to a wrongful death lawsuit include:

How Much Is a Life Worth in California?

Could you place a value on your life or the life of a loved one? In a wrongful death claim, which is what a plaintiff is asking a jury to do. The family of the deceased person is asking a jury to award an amount to compensate the family for the loss of their loved one. In other words, to place a value on a person’s life.

Common Medical Malpractice Cases in California

When you need medical care, you expect to receive help. You do not expect to hurt by the doctor or other medical provider. Sadly, some patients will be the victims of medical malpractice. When a doctor or other health care provider fails in his duty of care, a patient might recover compensation for damages by filing a medical malpractice claim.

New Study Reveals Medical Errors Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

A recent paper published in The BMJ, from researches at the Johns Hopkins University, reveals that medical errors are the third cause of death in the United States. According to one of the researchers, Dr. Martin Makary, “Collectively, the problem of medical care gone wrong kills a substantial number of people in the United States.”  Dr. Makary and his colleague concluded that medical errors cause 9.5 percent of all deaths in the United States.  Their conclusions are based on their review of U.S. death rate data. Over 251,000 people die each year in the United States from medical errors.