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Time Limits For Wrongful Death Actions In North Carolina

2018-09-04T22:06:56+00:00

The legal term for civil liability when a death is caused by the negligent or intentional act of another is “wrongful death.” The North Carolina wrongful death statute governs who can file a claim for wrongful death, and the time limits for pursuing a claim. This time limit is called the statute of limitations. In most cases, the statute of limitations for wrongful death in North Carolina is two years after the person’s death. Who Initiates a Wrongful Death Action? Actions for wrongful death in North Carolina are brought by the personal representative of the deceased person; the representative will be [...]

2018-09-04T22:06:56+00:00

Multi-Million Wrongful Death Verdicts Against Dialysis

2018-07-17T23:00:21+00:00

In March of this year, a Colorado jury awarded a verdict of nearly four million dollars to the families of three families whose loved ones had died of cardiac arrest after being treated at dialysis centers run by DaVita, Inc. DaVita operates hundreds of dialysis centers throughout the country. Additional lawsuits have been brought against the manufacturer of the dialysis treatment drug Granuflo, used in the treatment of the Colorado patients and others until it was recalled by the FDA in 2012. A jury in California recently awarded seven million dollars to the family of a man who committed suicide in [...]

2018-07-17T23:00:21+00:00
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