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Multiple deaths linked to weight loss treatment

Many people are drawn to surgical procedures and medical devices that promise to help people lose dramatic amounts of weight that they can't otherwise seem to drop. One type of obesity treatment, balloons filled with saline and inserted in the stomach, has been linked to at least five deaths since last year. The treatment involves two balloons inserted into the patient's stomach and then inflated using the solution to help give people a sensation of being full.

What to do after losing a loved one in an accident

If your loved one was killed in an accident, the loss can leave you so bereft and mired in grief that you don't even know how to take the necessary steps to resolve urgent financial matters. Below are some tips for survivors in the days and weeks following their loved one's death.

Breed is rarely a factor in dog-related fatalities

Suffering a dog bite that results in a fatality is certainly rare, but such instances do still occur. Conventional wisdom often accuses certain breeds of canines of being much more likely to attack and injure humans, but according to a recent study in the December 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, this assumption is statistically untrue.

35 years of experience in wrongful death litigation

At the Law Offices of Michael P. Burakoff, PA, we have been in the business of representing families in wrongful death lawsuits for over 35 years. We have handled so many cases and so many different legal scenarios, you would think that we have seen every kind of factual circumstance under the sun. Nevertheless, if there is one thing that being in practice has proved, it's that every single case we take on is entirely unique.

Wrongful death: What is a pecuniary loss?

In a successfully navigated wrongful death case, pecuniary injuries often make up part of the award. Pecuniary injuries refer to the difficult-to-value losses associated with loss of support, lost future inheritance, lost funeral expenses and lost medical costs. In most cases, the law provides that close family members can hold the party responsible for their loved one's death responsible for pecuniary losses -- and the liable party must pay the injured party fair and just compensation for those injuries.

What do you need to file a wrongful death suit?

A person dying is a tragedy for his or her own sake and the sake of those who loved this individual. Depending upon the the circumstances of their deaths, there may be cause for legal action. If you have lost someone you care about, you may be considering filing a wrongful death suit. Before you do, it is important to consider if the case qualifies.

Wrongful death crane trial begins anew

Construction sites have all kinds of potential for accidents. There are heavy materials, sharp objects, workers high above the ground and areas where slipping could occur. Because of that, it is incumbent on those involved with a construction site to take every precaution possible. If they allegedly did not do so, and a workplace fatality occurs, they may face a wrongful death case.

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