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Category Archives: Wrongful Death

Alcohol and Drug Withdrawal in Custody Can Be Deadly

A person who is dependent on alcohol or drugs should never be forced to go “cold turkey” while in jail or prison without close medical supervision, monitoring, and treatment by trained personnel. Alcohol withdrawal while in custody — which often happens when someone suffering from alcohol dependence is locked up without warning — can be… Read More »

Suicide in Prison Is Not an “Individual Choice”

Surviving family members are often mislead to believe their relative’s suicide was a private decision or was an individual choice. But thinking of suicide while in custody as an ‘”individual choice” means forgetting that many such incidents result from the negligent conduct of guards or other corrections officials. All you have to do is open… Read More »

How Do Wrongful Death Lawsuits Work in West Virginia?

The process for moving ahead with a wrongful death claim in West Virginia is much the same as that in a personal injury claim. The main difference is that the personal representative or family member of the deceased brings the wrongful death claim on the victim’s behalf. These claims allow family members to seek compensation… Read More »

Who Can Receive Wrongful Death Compensation in West Virginia?

When a loved one dies because of the inattention or negligence of another, the survivors may have a legitimate wrongful death claim. West Virginia law generally allows surviving family members to file a wrongful death suit up to two years after the fatal injury, though some special circumstances may curtail that time frame to a… Read More »

How Do I Know If I Can File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

The loss of a loved one is always devastating. When that loss could have been prevented, the emotional toll that it takes on your life can seem unbearable. The person or company that caused the death of your loved one through their negligent acts should be held accountable for what they did. Anytime a person… Read More »