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College experience should not end in unexpected tragedy

Sending a child off to college should mark the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in that child's life. There are an increasing number of reports in the media where that exciting chapter ended in an unexpected tragedy that resulted in the death of the college student. One such incident in California has resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit against a state university.

Tragic dive outing results in wrongful death claim

California is known for it's spectacular pacific coastline and the plethora of water-based activities available as a benefit of it. One of the most popular of these is the sport of scuba diving. Many boat operators run dive trips off the coast and one of these recent trips ended in a fire that killed most of the people on board. The widow of one of the men who perished has brought a wrongful death claim against the company that owned the boat.

Overdose death results in a wrongful death lawsuit

The drug crisis in California continues to take lives due to drug overdoses on a daily basis. A woman who overdosed and died following her arrest in a traffic stop leaves behind a young son. The boy, through his father, is bringing a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of San Diego.

Emo-rapper Lil Peep's fatal overdose now a wrongful death claim

California is home to much of the nation's music industry and has been no stranger to the tragic passing of well-known artists. Lil Peep was one of the most recent, passing away as a result of drug overdose in 2017 when he was 21 years old. His mother is now accusing some of the people who had worked to manage her son's career of being complicit in his death and has brought a wrongful death lawsuit against them.

Death in mental health facility may bring wrongful death suit

As incidents of severe depression increase in California and around the country, treatment for the mentally ill is experiencing increased awareness in the medical community and the general public. A young man was recently admitted to a facility in the Los Angeles area. What occurred there could result in a wrongful death lawsuit.

How can your employer protect your safety at work?

When you leave for work each day in California, you are accepting certain risks that are an inherent part of the job you have agreed to do. These risks may range in severity and in how prevalent they are depending on the industry you work in, how committed your employer is to safety and how current your employer is with the implementation of safety protocols. 

Family claims that negligent care resulted in woman's death

When people entrust the care of their elderly family members to a care facility in California, they rely on professionals to provide committed and compassionate care. Many times, families spend considerable time researching their options and discussing which would be the best fit for their loved one's needs. Unfortunately, there are facilities that are careless in the way they handle and treat their patients which can put their patients at risk of injury or death. 

Boating can be deadly

The state of California is full of lakes, rivers, marinas and the ocean coastline, and boating is a popular pastime. While a great source of fun, boating can also be dangerous if the operators do not follow safety regulations and drive sensibly. As a result, boating accidents can lead to serious injury and even death. To help ensure everyone's safety, it is important that boat operators and their passengers understand the guidelines and regulations associated with being on a boat.

Medical liability insurance flatlines; medical error deaths rise

Despite having one of the best health care systems in the country, California has been home to more than its fair share of medical malpractice cases. In fact, all across the United States, the news seems to favor cases of malpractice. Somehow malpractice premiums do not reflect this. According to Forbes, they have been relatively low and stable for a decade.

How do I file a wrongful death suit?

Losing a loved one to someone else's negligence is a beyond devastating experience. While practical matters may be the last thing on your mind, it's important to pursue legal action against the responsible party. Not only can this provide justice for such a senseless act, it can also help you cover burial expenses or medical costs resulting from the catastrophe. The Balance explains some of the basic components of a wrongful death suit. 

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