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In South Carolina a woman has been permitted to continue pursuing a wrongful death action against a nursing home in spite of the fact she signed an arbitration agreement. The woman, Ann Coleman, signed the agreement along with admission and financial documents on behalf of her sister, Mary Brinson, who was a resident at Faith Health Care Center in Florence, SC. After Brinson died, Coleman filed a lawsuit against the center. Two South Carolina courts sided with Coleman, citing the state’s Adult Care Consent Act, which says representatives can make decisions about the healthcare and financial arrangements of persons who are incapacitated and cannot make proper decisions for themselves.

Murder, Wrongful Death and Wrongful Death Claims

A wrongful death is when someone dies because of the actions or inaction (negligence) of another person. Wrongful death is different from murder in that the defendant (or person being charged) is responsible for the deceased’s death as a result of a careless, deliberate, or negligent act. A Wrongful Death Claim, then, is a legal claim or statement filed accusing the faulty person of that action or negligence.

Reasons for Wrongful Death Claims

Pretty much anyone but your pet can be legally at fault for negligent or intentional acts that result in a wrongful death, including individuals, companies, or even governmental agencies. All types of fatal accidents can be considered in wrongful death claims. Some of these may involve:

  • car or machine accidents
  • medical malpractice
  • product liability

Virginia Wrongful Death Attorney

If someone important to you has died because of another’s negligence, the lawyers at Kamerow Law Firm, PLLC will fend for your rights and assist you in the pursuit of full financial recompense. Our aggressive and caring wrongful death attorneys have defended families in Virginia, Maryland and the Washington, DC Metro area over 25 years. Please contact us if a wrongful death misfortune has impacted your family. Call 703-370-8088 for a free consultation.