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Wrongful Death Archives

Judge rules state had no special duty to protect murder victim

Many in Ocean County may view any civil action taken in conjunction with criminal proceedings as a way for victims of an alleged crime to punish its accused perpetrator even further. This line of thinking may be particularly in wrongful death cases that accompany murder charges. Yet oftentimes, the targets of such actions are not those who committed the crimes themselves, but rather third parties whose actions (or inactions) may have permitted them to do so. 

How dangerous is power-line work?

Power and cable lines are not things that many New Jersey residents think about unless the services they deliver are down. Unless they are in your home, you probably do not think about the workers who install and repair those lines either, although there are several thousand in the state. But these essential workers have a dangerous job.

Lawsuit filed after assisted living patient was over-medicated

Most in Ocean County may associate wrongful death lawsuits with cases were a person's negligence may have contributed to the death of another, but not to the point of warranting criminal charges. This essentially implies that this particular legal recourse option is simply another way of punishing someone for their culpability in a death, with the indirect implication being that such action is not needed when said someone is facing criminal charges. Yet often, a wrongful death lawsuit's purpose is to help the families of victims in affording the expenses that accompany their losses. For this reason, one might see a civil action filed in conjunction with an ongoing criminal case. 

Dental malpractice can be deadly

New Jersey residents, like other news followers, have likely heard the horror stories of doctors removing the wrong organ, amputating the wrong limb, or leaving surgical tools inside of patients. You may not realize that dentists make errors, too, and some of them can be deadly, especially those that involve infections after tooth extractions, oral surgery and other procedures.

Airbag recall biggest in U.S. history

Ocean County drivers must realize the risks of the road, which are often increased by other drivers who are inexperienced or careless. Texting, speeding and DUI drivers endanger thousands of lives every year, and so do defective products. Add bad products to dangerous driving conditions and the risk potential only increases.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against defunct flight school

Anyone that has ever participated in an activity in Ocean County that could be viewed as dangerous may likely have been presented with a liability waiver prior to doing so. Things like flying, sky diving, scuba diving or parasailing carry with them certain risks, so it may be understandable why the companies that sponsor such activities may want to limit their liability. That limitation typically comes from participants recognizing that what they are doing is potentially dangerous and thus assuming responsibility for any outcomes that may result. Do liability waivers and agreements, however, protect companies in instances where they may have been negligent? 

What are damages per quod?

Many often question why one would file a wrongful death lawsuit in Ocean County given that no monetary reward can bring his or her loved one back. While that assumption overlooks the fact that you and others who suffer through the unexpected loss of a loved one often require compensation to help deal with costs of your family member or friend's death (along with the financial void he or she leaves behind), it is true that amount of money may assuage your grief. More important than the financial assistance that your loved one provided may have been the companionship you enjoyed with him or her. Can you be compensated for that loss, as well? 

Household cleansers contain dangerous ingredients

The “Tide Pod Challenge” that swept the Internet in January of this year is just one example of several potentially dangerous household products of which New Jersey residents should be aware. What may have started as a bad joke became something much scarier as teens took up the “challenge” to eat them in a video that went viral. Harmful ingredients in the soap include toxic polymers, hydrogen peroxide and ethane. For two toddlers and eight seniors with dementia, eating the packets has proved deadly.

The truth behind defective airbags

News covereage on defective airbags has long been under way, and many New Jersey residents have already receieved compensation for damages. However, not all drivers who own cars with these airbags are fortunate enough to walk away from this problem alive. When a wrongful death has occurred as a result of someone's else's mistakes, legal involvement may be the right course of action. 

Understanding your needs following loss of loved one

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is, for many, the toughest thing they will ever have to undergo. Losing someone who is close to you through an accident, negligence or criminal act can be even more devastating, adding shock, anger and confusion to the grief. The team at Silvi, Fedele & Honschke respects what you are going through. We work compassionately with survivors through any legal matters, whether that means probating a will, seeking an OSHA investigation or bringing a wrongful death lawsuit against responsible parties.

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