Dettman Law

What is loss of consortium in a wrongful death case?

Loss of consortium in a wrongful death case is a separate portion of the lawsuit that is for the loss of love and companionship of the person that passed away. The law allows for the jury to consider the loss of things like providing for a family, showing love, and even mowing the lawn or …
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What should I do if I think I have a wrongful death case?

If you think you have a wrongful death case to pursue than speak to a wrongful death lawyer or personal injury attorney. You should not discuss anything with the insurance company without first seeking experienced legal counsel. Bring all the relevant information you have about the death to a lawyer for a free consultation. The …
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Can you sue a school for wrongful death due to the death of a student?

You can sue a school for wrongful death due to the death of a student. The teachers, principles, and administrators at the school are also potentially liable for their wrongful or negligent actions. Your lawyer will probably sue multiple defendants for a wrongful death case against a school. I see cases like this when a …
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Can a domestic partner sue for wrongful death?

A domestic partner can sue for wrongful death if that person is appointed the administrator of the estate. However, unless the domestic partner is on the will of the person that passed it is unlikely the domestic partner will recover any monies. Speaking to a personal injury lawyer or wrongful death lawyer about the case …
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Can suicide be considered wrongful death?

A suicide can be considered a wrongful death under the right circumstances. For example, I helped on a case that involved a drug addiction recovery center. The center did some pretty shady things which resulted in the patient being wrongfully discharged. Because the patient was discharged he relapsed and committed suicide. If the patient wasn’t …
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If someone dies from medical negligence is it considered wrongful death?

Yes, if someone dies from medical negligence it is considered wrongful death. It is considered wrongful because negligence can be prevented and killing someone by committing negligence is a wrongful act. Cases like this are complicated and need medical malpractice and/or wrongful death lawyers. An administrator of the estate must also be set up to …
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What is the average payout for wrongful death of a child?

There is no average payout for the wrongful death of a child, but in general child wrongful death cases are worth a significant sum of money. Children have an entire lifetime ahead of them. This results in significant loss of future income. Children are often sympathetic to a jury. This means that an insurance company …
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What is a survival action?

A survival action in Kentucky is a lawsuit brought by the administrator of an estate for someone that passed away due to negligent or wrongful action. The argument is that the person survived an injury for a period of time and suffered pain. Because that person suffered pain the estate is allowed to sue the …
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