Children and the elderly are highly vulnerable populations when it comes to suffering from the negligence of another person. Even the slightest disregard can cause them substantial injury, or worse, death. There is no pain worse than losing a loved one due to the inattention or lack of care of someone else. This is why the legal system has created “wrongful death claims.”
Read more: Who is Liable For Wrongful Death of a Child or Elderly Person?
After the suicide of Mona Haddad, 26, her mother, Esther Haddad, blamed her psychiatrists, husband and wife Owen Muir and Carlene Macmillan, for her death. She alleged that her daughter's psychiatrists had driven her to suicide by not treating her appropriately and not paying attention to the red flags. The 2016 lawsuit claimed that the Brooklyn Minds couple practitioners were sharing inappropriate details of their personal lives with Mona Haddad while ignoring her suicide threats, according to the NY Post.
Read more: Psychiatrists Held Responsible and Sued by Family of Suicide Victim
Accidents that result in fatal outcomes can be devastating for those who survive the deceased person. Not only do they have to go through the emotional trauma of losing a loved one, but they also have to deal with immense financial difficulties. Unfortunately, there are numerous occasions when a fatal accident is caused due to the negligent actions of someone other than the deceased.
Read more: Top Causes of Wrongful Death Accidents in New York
The incidence of auto accidents in New York has increased over the years due to growing traffic on the roads. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association shows that a majority of these automobile crashes arise from avoidable causes. Human errors such as speeding or driving under the influence of alcohol or distracted driving are unfortunately responsible for a very large number of serious car accidents.
Read more: What Happens When a Personal Injury Victim Dies in New York?
The death of a loved one is always an overwhelmingly painful experience. However, it can become even more difficult to deal with the loss if the death has been caused due to the wrongdoing or negligence of another person. In such situations, it is possible for the victim’s family to file a wrongful death case to recover damages from the party who was responsible for causing the death.
Read more: What Damages You can Claim in a Wrongful Death Case in NY?
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