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Does Texas recognize a "lost chance" wrongful death action?

Consider a situation in which a loved one of yours is experiencing unusual stomach-related symptoms involving pain, indigestion and occasional vomiting. Doctors perform tests that are inconclusive; they tell your relative that he may be suffering from from a food allergy, or stress, or maybe even an ulcer. Only later on, when it is too late, does the real cause turn out to be stomach cancer that leads to the death of that person.

Wrongful death versus survival actions in Texas

It may come as a surprise to you to learn that in the event you lose a loved one because of the act of another, you may have recourse to a legal claim in addition to wrongful death. This other cause of action is known as a survival action, and in this post we will briefly cover the differences between these two types of claims.

Time limits, who can sue and damages for wrongful death

Wrongful death statutes exist in every state to ease the financial hardships and emotional burden that a fatal truck accident or a fatal car crash can have on a family that loses a loved one. In Texas, there are limitations on who can benefit from a wrongful death action, the compensation available and the length of time within which the action must be commenced.

Tenants in Texas apartment fire file lawsuit

Multiple plaintiffs are seeking compensation in a lawsuit arising out of a fire that occurred recently in an 11-story high-rise apartment building located in the city of Castle Hills. The fire, which gutted the third floor of the Wedgewood Senior Living apartments, resulted in at least five deaths, dozens of injuries, and the loss of their homes for all of the surviving residents.

Civil suits can help families who have lost a loved one

When a loved has passed away unexpectedly and possibly because of the actions of another, it can feel like your entire world has been placed off its axis. The first thing to do is to go through the grieving process; but at some point, particularly if the death was needless and caused by the negligent actions of someone else, you will need to decide whether to hold that individual or group of people accountable.

How to help the child of a wrongful death victim cope

Around the country, people are affected by unintentional injuries and wrongful deaths every day. According to the Centers for Disease Control, unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for individuals between the ages of infancy to 44-years-old.

Family receives six-figure judgment in wrongful death case

Driving in the state of Texas can be a dangerous activity. Although most drivers take the responsibility seriously and drive with proper regard for their own safety as well as others on the road, accidents still happen.

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