"Wrongful death" claims arise from the loss of a spouse, child, or family member in serious auto accidents, as a result of medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, defective products, or due to other circumstances involving personal injury.
The wrongful death laws in Arizona allow claims to be made on behalf of the surviving family members or on behalf of the decedent's estate. Claims can be made for the victim's medical expenses, lost income, and funeral expenses, and claims can be made for the loss of the love, affection, and companionship of a family member ("loss of consortium" claims). Egregious cases may also warrant a claim for punitive damages. Punitive damages awards work to punish a defendant and deter others from similar conduct.
Wrongful death cases are complex and require representation by an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. Clifford L. Heiney has handled wrongful death claims as a result of auto accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, and defective product design. Our client testimonials vouch for our commitment to obtaining fair compensation for family members who have lost a loved one due to the negligence of others.
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