The loss of a spouse, parent or child is certainly one of the most devastating losses one can suffer. Florida law recognizes rights in favor of survivors of a family member who dies as a result of anotherís negligence.
Negligence resulting in the loss of life can involve many different circumstances, including car and motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice and many others.
Because the statute of limitations for wrongful death actions is two years, as compared with four years for many other claims, it is important that one consult with an attorney sooner, rather than later, as substantial investigation and technical pre-suit requirements must often be accomplished.
CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT PROVIDES COMFORT TO TRAGICALLY BEREAVED CHILDREN AND HUSBAND
Our clientís wife was admitted to hospital as a suicide risk. Unfortunately, her psychiatrist and the hospital failed to implement and follow appropriate suicide precautions, and while under their care, she took her own life. Through experts in psychiatry and nursing, we helped prove that if appropriate suicide precautions had been in place and followed, this tragic loss would not have occurred. A confidential and substantial settlement was reached shortly afterwards.
If we can assist you or yours following the loss of a loved one because of the negligence of another, you may call us directly for a free consultation. We are available 24/7.