After The House Fire That Left My Husband With Burns And Smoke Inhalation Injuries, He Underwent Multiple Surgeries Before Passing Weeks Later. Because His Death Wasn’t Immediate Following The Fire, Can I Still Pursue A Wrongful Death Claim Against The Manufacturer Of The Space Heater?
You should be able to, especially if the cause of his injuries and death was caused by a defective space heater. Just because he didn’t pass away until weeks later doesn’t let the manufacturing company off the hook. If the space heater was determined to be defective, or if it malfunctioned in any way, you need to file a wrongful death lawsuit to hold the manufacturer liable.
However, if your husband passed away as a result of a doctor’s mistake during surgery, a nurse’s negligence, or any form of medical malpractice, then you may have a claim against the doctor and hospital involved. In either event, if your husband died due to someone else’s negligence, you should pursue a Florida wrongful death claim.
Contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld to discuss your case if you believe you have a wrongful death case. We can provide a case evaluation and help you get the compensation you deserve.