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When somebody you love dies as a result of negligence, whether at work, at a hospital or some other venue, survivors are left emotionally and financially devastated. "Wrongful Death" means death caused by negligence or misconduct of another person or party, and is used to describe the types of lawsuits brought by the survivors against the person or company that caused the death. The negligence can be accidental or intentional. It can be the act of a single person or a corporation.
Pennsylvania law provides for the compensation of any survivors when a wrongful death occurs. Survivors (or "beneficiaries") include the spouse and minor children of a deceased adult. In the case of a deceased minor, it is the parents of the minor deceased child who are considered survivors.
Depending on the details of the case, damages awarded could include:
- Death expenses
- Loss of the victim's income and other benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
How We Can Help You
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person or entity, OWM Law Wrongful Death Attorneys will guide you through the complexities of the legal system, advise you of your options, and bring action against the negligent party to seek compensation for your emotional and financial loss.