The Dangers Of Giving Birth: Wrongful Death of a Mother

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 600 women die each year in the United States as a result of pregnancy or delivery complications. In 2013, an estimated 18.5 mothers died for every 100,000 births. This equals to a total of nearly 800 deaths that year. These statistics rank the U.S. 60 on a list of 180 countries for maternal deaths. United States is one of 8 countries worldwide to see an increase in maternal mortality during the last decade. Common Causes of Maternal Death During Childbirth Pregnancy, including the labor and delivery process,...

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Wrongful Death: Losing a Loved One Because of Negligence

Losing a loved one is never easy. When that loved one is untimely lost as a result of someone else’s negligence, the loss is immeasurable and devastating. In addition to the emotional and traumatic loss, you may also be left with a pile of medical bills and funeral expenses in the mailbox. The last thing you and your family members may be thinking of is getting compensation for your loved one’s wrongful death. As hard as it may be, this is the time to be thinking of compensation. It is in your and your family’s best interests to hire...

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How to Choose a Wrongful Death Attorney

As difficult as losing a loved one can be, suffering such a loss due to the wrongful actions of another can simply be devastating. It is important to be aware of your legal rights especially since you may only have a limited amount of time to file a legal claim. As such, it is imperative to begin searching as soon as possible for an attorney experienced in the field of handling wrongful death claims. Of course, hiring an attorney to investigate and file such a claim will not undo the harm caused, but it will hold the responsible person...

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How to Evaluate a Wrongful Death Claim

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent or reckless actions of another individual, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for the untimely death by filing a wrongful death claim. Since many wrongful death actions typically lead to litigation, it is imperative that you hire an experienced New York wrongful death attorney to help you get the full compensation that you deserve for this tragic event. Factors Affecting Litigation of Wrongful Death Claims When a wrongful death claim is forced into litigation, the insurance company will consider various factors in evaluating the claim and ultimately...

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Do I Have to Pay Taxes on a Death Settlement ?

Under New York’s  laws, a wrongful death claim is a civil wrong or tort, which is remedied through the courts with payment of compensation or damages. The intention of the responsible party’s payment to the decedent’s estate is to right the wrong sustained. But a very real question arises as to whether the settlement is taxable under the law. Generally speaking, there are no taxes to be paid on a personal injury settlement. In New York, compensation for personal injuries and pain and suffering is tax-free. This also includes any settlements received as part of a wrongful death settlement....

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