CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: What We Are Doing to Protect Our Clients

Articles Tagged with wrongful death claim

Infant Death from Weighted Blanket at Childcare Center

August 21, 2014, is a date that forever changed the lives of parents who lost their infant son to weighted blanket death at his daycare center. This tragic wrongful death at a daycare does shed light on a practice that some parents and daycare providers practice that can have deadly results. In Webster Grove, Missouri, a 7-month-old infant was found dead under a weighted blanket.

Child_angel_on_a_child's_grave_-_Oak_Hill_Cemetery_-_2013-09-04Wrongful death claims for deceased minors can include a claim for the loss of future wages.  How is this possible if the deceased child never worked a day or died while still an infant?  In fact, this is the question of doubt that defense lawyers use to sow doubt or to attempt to diminish the value of a claim in the minds of juror when discussing this portion of the wrongful death claim of a minor.

However, a good wrongful death lawyer does not shy away from pursuing a future wage loss claim when representing the relatives of the deceased child when the possibility for doing so exists.   What does a wrongful death lawyer do to calculate the future lost earnings of a deceased child?  Admittedly, the process used is not perfect but it is a process that courts generally accept.

Many employees drive company vehicles either to and from work or for specific company related tasks. Wrongful death claims can be brought against a driver’s employer if the negligent act of the employee occurred in the scope of employment. For this reason, it is vital in every wrongful death case to have only a wrongful death attorney investigate whether the negligent driver was in the scope of employment.

Employer Liability for Employee Actions

Contact Information