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Ruling changed by appeals court in wrongful death case

When most residents go to work, they do not expect to develop a deadly illness. According to Business Insurance, this is exactly what happened to a man who died of silicosis after working for 39 years for an iron and steel company. His wife attempted to sue his former employer, but the company filed for bankruptcy after a jury awarded her over $1 million for a negligent-failure-to-warn claim.

Wrongful death lawsuits can be complicated

Grieving family members who are left behind after a fatal tragedy can consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit under certain circumstances, as previous posts in this blog have pointed out. However, such litigation can be especially complex, as the opposing side will fight strongly to avoid being held responsible for someone’s death. Louisiana residents should understand that there are many elements to a wrongful death lawsuit, including witness testimony and the examination of evidence.

Louisiana chemical plant named in wrongful death suit

An activist claims that a chemical plant in LaPlace, Louisiana has poisoned the air of the entire parish by emitting fumes of a potentially carcinogenic byproduct into the atmosphere. The plant is now one of several parties named in a wrongful death and negligence suit filed by the families of 20 children and young adults. Other parties named in the suit include individual managers and leaders at the plant, the Louisiana Department of Health and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. 

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.

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