Wrongful Death

Compensation for a catastrophic injury or wrongful death – Ross Greenstein

September 21st, 2020|0 Comments

  When a death is attributable to the willful or negligent act of another, family members or beneficiaries of the deceased victim can bring wrongful death lawsuits. The team at Swartz & Swartz P.C. are very experienced in handling these unfortunate cases, but we work hard to get retribution and some form of closure for the families effected by

Disney, Paramount can’t escape lawsuit over risks of filming football movies

September 16th, 2020|0 Comments

  A Los Angeles judge will allow legal claims to proceed from the family of the late Darryl Hammond, who performed as an extra in "The Longest Yard" and "Invincible" Football has returned, but what will be the fate of other productions — including football movies — proceeding despite known health risks? In the era of COVID, there's quite a few of them.In a

What you should know about wrongful death cases – Ross Greenstein

August 27th, 2020|0 Comments

  When a death is attributable to the willful or negligent act of another, family members or beneficiaries of the deceased victim can bring wrongful death lawsuits. The team at Swartz & Swartz P.C. are very experienced in handling these unfortunate cases, but we work hard to get retribution and some form of closure for the families effected by

Punitive damages in a personal injury case – David Faraci

August 26th, 2020|0 Comments

  Often times personal injury cases have settlements or awards that are given to the plaintiff, after there have been findings of wrongdoing by the defendant. However, there can additional punishments that are handed down towards the defendant if they plaintiff can provide convincing and clear evidence of neglect or malice by the defendant. Punitive damages are rare in

What is a wrongful death claim?

August 25th, 2020|0 Comments

  When someone dies due to the fault of another person or entity, survivors may have the option of bringing a wrongful death lawsuit. This legal action seeks damages, otherwise known as compensation, for the survivors’ loss.    By: Joseph Swartz Senior Trial Lawyer - Contract and Business Litigation, Employment Litigation, Inadequate Security & Premises Liability Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability,

Depositions released in Mallory Beach wrongful death lawsuit

July 12th, 2020|0 Comments

BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WTOC) - New information has become available of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the mother of 19-year-old Mallory Beach. Beach drowned last year after a boat crashed into the bridge pilings that lead to Parris Island. Her body was found a week later. Paul Murdaugh is criminally charged in connection to Mallory's death and accused of driving the boat

Army Corps, Coast Guard hit with wrongful death suit over 2018 accident

July 9th, 2020|0 Comments

The widow of a man killed in a boating accident has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a pair of federal agencies, claiming they failed to maintain safety measures that could have prevented the incident. Edward Barnett died in July 2018 after the boat he was operating hit a contraction dike in the Cooper River near the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in

Judge says wrongful death suit filed by family of man killed after dam collapse can move forward

July 5th, 2020|0 Comments

A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the widow of a 71-year-old Niobrara man who disappeared and is presumed dead following the Spencer Dam collapse last year has cleared a legal hurdle to go forward against the state agencies that owned and operated the dam. Holt County District Judge Mark Kozisek wasn't addressing the merits of the claims but rather whether the case should

First wrongful death lawsuit filed against Brighton Rehab in Beaver County

July 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

BEAVER, Pa. — The first wrongful death lawsuit was filed Wednesday against Brighton Rehab in Beaver County. The lawsuit has been filed by the family of a housekeeper who died from COVID-19. The family of Elizabeth Wiles claims the facility’s owners failed repeatedly to protect workers, residents and visitors from infection. Wiles died on May 10. Nearly all of the coronavirus-related deaths in

Family of disabled Gwinnett man burned in bath water settles wrongful death suit

June 29th, 2020|0 Comments

The family of a disabled Lawrenceville man who died in 2018 after getting bathed in scalding water has settled its lawsuit against the at-home care company believed to be responsible. Bradley Downing, 41, was a graduate of North Gwinnett High School, his family previously told AJC.com. He suffered a brain injury as a child that left him developmentally stunted and mostly non-verbal. Despite

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