A lawsuit may be able to survive the plaintiff's death according to an appeal heard by the Indiana State Supreme Court earlier this month. After hearing arguments on this appeal, the court will decide whether medical providers will have to pay damages in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the patient's husband before he died.
Placid settings and routine activities can turn into tragedy when manufacturers and other parties do not fulfill their duties of assuring safety. The manufacturer of sporting equipment and others are being blamed for the death of a 14-year-old playing basketball at his Indiana home, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed earlier this month in St. Joseph Superior Court.
Gathering evidence and taking appropriate legal measures are essential in holding negligent parties responsible through an Indiana wrongful death lawsuit. In a recent case, however, the estate of a woman who died because of alleged medical malpractice cannot receive survivor damages, because her husband died without having a will or naming heirs.
Safety defects and failure to warn about dangers can lead to tragic deaths. Those in Indiana who lose a loved one in such situations may want more information about pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit. In one case, inadequate safety measures and an unrepaired recalled vehicle were blamed for a fatal car accident that led to the drowning of a man who was not even in the vehicle.
Evansville residents may be concerned to hear that every 43 seconds, a hit-and-run crash takes place in this country. These car accidents and related deaths reached record levels in 2016, according to a recent report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
It is the unfortunate fact that a person's life could be cut short due to the acts of another individual. When this happens, the victim's survivors might pursue a wrongful death case. However, wrongful death cases are not always straightforward. A wrongful death case can involve unlikely and unforeseen parties, and the specific circumstances and specific facts of the case can determine its outcome. In one case, a lawsuit was filed against a church for the drowning death of a babysitter at its pastors' home. The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled in April that this lawsuit may continue.