What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?
If someone asked you what you believe is one of the most confusing personal injury lawsuits, which one would you choose? Would you say that a medical malpractice claim is the most confusing, or a product liability claim? Well, if you guessed anything other than wrongful death, you might be incorrect. Wrongful death claims are…Read More
Smith & Wesson Held Liable for Wrongful Death after Synagogue Shooting
Wrongful death is a death that occurs based on a person or entity’s negligence or misconduct. In a court of law, it is easy to establish a person’s negligence in the death of someone else. For example, if a drug manufacturer created a product that caused cancer, that company could be held liable for the…Read More
Merkel & Cocke, PA Wins $1.5 Million Judgment in Wrongful Death Claim Against Delta Regional Medical Center
The award for the family was reduced to $500,000 in keeping with Mississippi’s damage caps Merkel & Cocke, PA won a $1.5 million judgment on behalf of the estate and family of Vanessa Jernigan, whose untimely death was caused by Delta Regional Medical Center’s (DRMC) breach of care. Because Mississippi law enacts caps on damages,…Read More
Task Force Faults Boeing and FAA for Two Deadly 737 Max Crashes
Two fatal crashes of the Boeing 737 Max have led to multiple investigations into what caused the planes to nose-dive. In both crashes, the pilots of the planes failed to adequately respond when just one sensor failed causing the nose-dives to occur with minutes after takeoff. The Boeing 737 Max was grounded after the second…Read More