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When is it Worth Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Published on Sep 20, 2016 at 1:25 pm in Wrongful Death.

Losing a loved one is devastating, but when that life is lost through the direct actions of another’s wrongdoings or an act of negligence, the whole world can seem like it’s collapsing. We’re left wondering if there’s anything we can possibly do to make things right—if it’s within our power to force the wrongful party to recognize the wrongs they’ve committed.

Boater Sentenced In Accident That Killed Bride-To-Be

Published on Sep 24, 2014 at 8:15 am in Wrongful Death.

The operator of a boat involved in a tragic accident last summer has plead guilty to two counts of second-degree vehicular manslaughter; a tragic reminder that driving a boat drunk can be just as dangerous as driving a car.

The accident happened on the Hudson River last July, about 25 miles north of Manhattan. The group of friends included a couple about to be wed and their best man. The operator, also a friend, took the group out on a speedboat after the group had been drinking. They were headed to a bar-restaurant across the river.

The boat, a 19-foot Stingray, crashed into a barge around 10:30 p.m. There were three construction barges strapped together, near the Tappan Zee Bridge – and many have argued that the barge owners carry some blame for not lighting them sufficiently

Why Boaters Should Wear Life Vests and Limit Drinking

Published on Aug 9, 2013 at 8:40 am in Wrongful Death.

Kentucky Wrongful DeathA tragic July boating accident on New York’s Hudson River serves as a sad reminder of the importance of life jackets. When the driver hit a barge, two boaters died after being thrown from the boat. Both suffered head injuries and then drowned; neither was wearing a life jacket.

Life Jackets Save Lives

No one knows for certain if a life jacket would save them in the event of a crash. However, it is known that life jackets with neck supports can force an unconscious person into a floating position on their back.

Indiana Construction Company Fined after Death of Milton-Madison Bridge Worker

Published on Aug 13, 2012 at 8:03 am in Wrongful Death.

As reported by WDRB.com, the construction company rebuilding the Milton-Madison Bridge received two serious safety violations and has been fined following the death of one of its workers. The Milton-Madison Bridge connects Milton, KY and Madison, IN, and Walsh Construction, who is responsible for rebuilding the deteriorating bridge, was fined $10,000 by the Indiana Department of Labor. The Department of Labor determined the company failed to provide a safe workplace and failed to properly train the employee operating a lift on the Milton-Madison Bridge Project.

On April 30, the 50-year-old worker operating the lift at the construction site was found unconscious. The brother of the victim explains that he was pinned between the top beam on the bridge, which was 68 feet off the ground, between the beam and the basket, adding that nobody knows how long he was out of oxygen. The man sadly died days later after being taken off of life support, and the family of the victim states they cannot receive answers from anyone regarding the fatal workplace accident. The Jefferson County Deputy Coroner does conclude that the worker died from a brain injury caused by the workplace accident.

Mother Sues Lexington Detention Center over Son’s Death

Published on Feb 22, 2012 at 6:41 pm in Wrongful Death.

According to a Kentucky.com report, the mother of a deceased inmate has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Fayette Circuit Court against the Lexington jail where her son was incarcerated. The 26-year-old passed away in June of 2011 at the Fayette County Detention Center, and the mother’s complaint alleges that jail officials failed to give her son timely medical treatment, including medicine that was prescribed to treat the young man’s congenital heart condition. Jail officials found the inmate with no pulse in the medical unit of the jail on June 25, and the man was later pronounced dead at the University of Kentucky’s Chandler Hospital. The wrongful death suit is filed against employees of the detention center, including the former director who retired two months after the tragic incident.

At the time of the victim’s booking on June 18, he was apparently in good health and in no physical distress from his heart condition; however, the mother’s complaint asserts her son’s physical health steadily deteriorated after the inmate was denied the medication for his heart condition (Sotalol). During the period of her son’s incarceration, the mother advised jail employees, including medical personnel, that her son needed his medication but claims they refused to obtain the medicine or allow her to bring it. In addition, jail records obtained under the Kentucky Open Records Act indicate that 19 hours before the man was found dead, jail officials denied his request to be taken to a medical unit for treatment.

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