Wrongful Death

When a loved one’s death is caused by another’s negligence, family members often have mixed feelings about making a claim. Money can never bring back the life or fully make up for the loss, but money is the only means for compensating grieving family members.

North Carolina’s wrongful death statute is founded upon the fundamental principle that a party responsible for taking the life of another is called to account for the life taken. In North Carolina, the measure of damages is the full value of the life, including economic damages such as lifetime income, value of support and services, and loss of love, companionship, and support.

Representative Cases: 

Beloved grandmother died due to her physician’s failure to monitor her blood thinning medication.

67-year-old man died after falling and striking his head on a bathroom fixture; hospital personnel failed to adequately monitor his physical and mental condition.

Young man died from lung cancer after his internist overlooked a suspicious finding on an x-ray.

Young mother, two weeks from delivery, lost her baby when she slipped and fell on a wet bathroom floor at a fast food restaurant because a cleaning worker refused to post warning signs

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