Pasadena Wrongful Death Attorney Guides You Through Your Most Difficult Challenges

Compassionate help you when you’ve lost a loved one to negligence

The Law Offices of Pius Joseph has more than 25 years of experience successfully handling wrongful death cases. We understand that the emotional toll of losing a loved one is compounded by the financial burdens that go along with wrongful death cases. Our firm has the necessary knowledge and experience to guide you through your most stressful and emotional challenges. Wrongful death cases are governed by strict statutes of limitation. We can ensure that your case complies with all-time constraints and deadlines while providing compassionate and understanding representation.

What types of accidents can result in a wrongful death case?

Wrongful death is caused by the unlawful, negligent actions of another and can result from a number of different situations. Car accidents, fatal products liability cases, workplace accidents and medical mistakes can all lead to a wrongful death case. In California, any family member who was dependent upon the victim can sue for wrongful death. Under California code, there is a hierarchy of who can bring a case: It starts with the surviving spouse and children and moves down through lineal descendants, to putative spouses, children and stepchildren.

What kinds of accidents are considered medical malpractice?

Whenever healthcare providers violate an accepted standard of care with a patient, their actions are considered to be medical malpractice. To bring a successful wrongful death medical malpractice case, you must be able to prove that the malpractice directly caused the death. Fatal surgical errors are a common form of medical malpractice. Common fatal surgical errors include:

  • Operating on the wrong area, extremity, etc.
  • Leaving foreign objects such as tools inside the body following surgery
  • Using or reusing unsterilized equipment
  • Operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Damages in wrongful death cases differ from those in other personal injury cases

As stated above, wrongful death cases are brought by surviving heirs of the decedent. Thus, you cannot recover personal damages such as pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages. You may recover compensation for:

  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of love and support
  • Funeral and burial expenses

Rely on us to help you bring a successful wrongful death case in Pasadena

We understand the grief and stress that follows the unnecessary death of a family member. At the Law Offices of Pius Joseph, we’re available to help you at all times and offer free initial consultations. While our office is centrally located in Pasadena, we serve clients throughout the state of California. Call us at 626-397-1050 or contact us online to discuss your case.