Wrongful death is kind of an interesting phrase. To the loved ones of someone who has just died, any death seems wrongful. Even if your loved one perished from totally natural causes, you are still struggling with so much pain that things just seem off.
Sometimes, though, death really can be due to wrongful actions on the part of companies or individuals. Many times these types of death are tragic and unexpected, and they may also come with great personal and financial costs to a grieving family.
For instance, some wrongful death cases are due to malfunctioning medical equipment, such as internal defibrillators. If a defibrillator doesn’t work correctly, it can actually kill the heart patient. If the company that made or the hospital that installed the defibrillator was aware of a possible problem, a wrongful death case may be in order.
In most cases, wrongful death suits are only filed by immediate family members, especially those who depended on the deceased for financial support. If the patient killed by the faulty defibrillator was a hard-working father and provider, his family would desperately need financial support to help them through the monetary gap caused by the loss of their breadwinner.
If you’ve lost a loved one upon whom you depended because of someone else’s negligence, whether that someone was a person or a larger entity, you may be able to file a Ft. Lauderdale wrongful death case. In order to do this, you need to first meet with a qualified attorney. Such an attorney will be able to help you decide whether or not you have a case and how to go about getting your claims fulfilled before you even get started. A good attorney can help you cover the financial gap left by the loss of a loved one.