Ohio Wrongful Death Lawyers Examine The Importance of Proving Negligence

by | September 18th, 2013

September 18, 2013

The Ohio Wrongful Death Lawyers with the law firm of Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy state if a person’s death is caused by the negligence or recklessness of another, the family of the victim may be entitled to compensation.

Such a case was recently filed by the family of a woman who was killed by a 44-year-old doctor from Delaware, Ohio. According to a story from NBC4i News, the doctor is accused of placing a personal ad in the online forum, Craigslist. When the victim responded to the ad, the doctor allegedly kidnapped the woman by injecting her with heroin. He then committed violent acts against the woman before taking her life.

The family of the victim later filed a civil suit against the doctor, claiming that his actions were directly responsible for the loss of the woman and her unborn child. They are seeking more than $40 million in damages and the case is scheduled to go to trial in October.

The trial will focus on determining the doctor’s responsibility in the victim’s death. The law firm’s team of Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers explain there are several points that must be established in order to show the doctor was at fault, including:

  • A Duty of Care
  • Breach of the Duty
  • Proving Causation
  • Showing Damages Resulted

The firm recognizes how complex this process can be and hope a decision in the family’s case brings them a sense of closure for their tragic loss.