In a possible wrongful death case, a Wisconsin man was killed after being struck by a tow truck. He was injured at the scene of the accident, which he initially survived, but unfortunately later succumbed to his injuries. The man was riding a bicycle when he was hit. The accident is still under investigation but circumstances could possibly allow a wrongful death suit against the driver of the tow truck.
The doctor that treated Michael Jackson in the months leading up to his death is on trial for wrongful death. Wisconsin readers will note he has already been convicted of involuntary manslaughter, and the wrongful death trial in civil court is based on his inability to treat the pop icon. The doctor on trial is a cardiologist, a strange choice considering that Michael Jackson had no heart problems.
Wisconsin healthcare facilities are now under fire for allegedly failing to report incidents concerning their residents. Federal law requires any nursing home that receives funding from Medicare or Medicaid to report any instances where mistreatment, abuse or neglect occurs within the span of 24 hours. Those facilities are also required to report injuries where the causes are unknown. Assisted living facilities are required to report those incidents within seven days. When a company fails to do so, it could result in a wrongful death or other civil lawsuit.
The parents of a young man killed after a night out in Wisconsin have won a bittersweet victory. They filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the two men accused of being involved in their son's death. While their claim was successful, they indicated they would rather have seen the responsible parties in prison. The parents won over half a million dollars in the case.
Questions are being raised regarding the safety of Five-Hour Energy drinks. Residents of Wisconsin and people all over the nation are likely familiar with the small bottles touted to be a healthier way to get energy than other drinks on the market. However, now there are questions about the drink and whether it could be responsible for several injuries or even deaths. This speculation raises the possibility of wrongful death allegations against the makers.
A man's parents have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a person they claim was swimming with their son when he drowned. The Wisconsin lawsuit alleges that the man may have somehow played a role in the death of their son. However, police did not find any indications of foul play when they investigated the drowning. The wrongful death suit is seeking attorney fees and an unspecified amount of damages.
Last week, two Wisconsin college students died when their apartment building caught fire in the early morning hours. Some circumstances have arisen as a result of the blaze, which could potentially help their families if they decide to file a wrongful death suit.
Anytime a tragic death occurs due to either negligence or intent, Wisconsin families may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. When any act occurs deliberately, whether it's through violence or an accident, this type of lawsuit could soon follow. While state law allows people to pursue wrongful death lawsuits for acts like these, plaintiffs will be required to shoulder a burden of proof in order to win these types of cases.
A 17-year-old girl has died after succumbing to injuries sustained in a Wisconsin car crash. The accident occurred in mid June in Pensaukee when the driver lost control of his vehicle. Although the man responsible for the accident is not facing criminal charges, if negligence is a factor in this accident, the case could very well prompt a wrongful death suit.
A tragic Wisconsin crash in Fond Du Lac County has led to criminal charges being filed against the driver. The teenager was allegedly driving over 100 mph when the accident occurred and resulted in the deaths of three of her friends and injuries to five others. As a result of this car accident, the teenager is now charged with three counts of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle.