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What is loss of consortium?

Should one of your loved ones die in Louisiana as the result of someone’s negligence or misconduct, you have the right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the person or entity you believe caused your loved one’s death. One of the damages you can claim is loss of consortium.

What types of wrongful death damages can you recover?

If your spouse or child dies in Louisiana because of someone’s negligence or wrongdoing, you have the right to sue that person for the wrongful death of your loved one. As FindLaw explains, a wrongful death lawsuit is a civil action where you sue the person responsible for your loved one’s death for monetary damages.

The difference between medical malpractice and wrongful death

When Louisiana residents lose a loved one because of medical negligence, they may wonder if their situation is considered medical malpractice or wrongful death. These legal terms can have a few factors in common but there are a few key differences between them, and it is important for people to understand these differences before they take any kind of action. 

Family files wrongful death lawsuit after man dies during arrest

Police brutality has been in the spotlight in the U.S. for several years, particularly when it concerns people of color. Many residents of Louisiana and elsewhere are concerned about violent actions that law enforcement officers may commit against civilians during a police encounter, whether it be an investigation or attempted arrest.

Helping children grieve for a sibling

When a child dies unexpectedly, an entire family is affected. However, Louisiana parents may not know how they can help their children grieve for their lost sibling. Because children usually look to their parents for guidance, it is important for parents to know how to help their children.

Understanding the attractive nuisance doctrine

Once summer starts, children in Louisiana and elsewhere will be spending more time outdoors. While this is a good thing, some homeowners should think about whether they have an “attractive nuisance” on their properties that might result in a child being injured.

Bridge tragedy highlights construction dangers to non-workers

Many residents of Louisiana and elsewhere are aware that construction is a dangerous industry. In fact, those who work in building or road construction face hazards every day that others rarely encounter. However, people who walk or drive near construction sites may also be in danger if there is an unforeseen accident, as a horrific incident has recently shown.

Risks posed to bystanders at construction sites

Whether you are working in construction or you happen to be a pedestrian or driver going past a worksite, you should understand that there may be certain dangers that could stem from merely being too close to a construction site when something went wrong. At the law offices of Lee M. Schwalben, M.D., J.D., LLC, we have answered questions from Louisiana residents injured at construction sites or from the families of those who were killed from being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Asbestos: the stealthy killer

Louisiana construction workers face a substantial risk for death from mesothelioma, asbestosis and other asbestos-related diseases. As FindLaw explains, asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral that has been mined for over a century in the United States and used extensively in construction and consumer products because of its excellent insulating abilities and resistance to heat and flame.


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