A tragic case is gaining attention in California. A young girl hangs in the void between being alive and dead. If she is dead, her family will pursue a wrongful death claim against the hospital that they claim caused her injury. However, if she is alive, the claim would change to a wrongful injury. Now, a court must decide.
The Food and Drug Administration imposes rules and regulations on the manufacturers of the food, drinks and drugs that you consume. However, that does not stop manufacturers of these products from making critical errors during the manufacturing process that could put you and your family in harm's way. Some of those mistakes could end in your filing a wrongful death claim in a California civil court.
Venus Williams, the tennis megastar, has remained at the top of the pro tour for many years. She is a five-time winner of Wimbledon, and at age 37, has made it to this year's finals. Many tennis fans in California will be rooting for her. Unfortunately, she's also the defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit brought against her in another state.
Every year, thousands of California residents flock to pools, spas, beaches and other locations to enjoy the day. Others take to the waterways for a day of boating, tubing or skiing. Most of the time, these occasions are fun-filled and end with everyone looking forward to the next opportunity. However, sometimes the unthinkable happens and someone drowns. Many times this is a simple accident; however, at other times it is the result of someone else's negligence, and a claim for wrongful death can be made.