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Wrongful Death Lawyer in Cleveland Ohio to File Lawsuit Against Insurance Company, Doctor, and Hospital that Caused Wrongful Death of Victim

Areas of practice: Wrongful Death, Workers' compensation, (SSD) Social Security disability, (SSI) Supplemental Security Income, Personal injury, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injuries and Delivery Room Mistakes and more.

Cleveland wrongful death lawyer Patrick Merrick explains that in Ohio Laws that are written by the legislature in Ohio, instead of the court, says who can recover monetary compensation in wrongful death cases. In Ohio, wrongful death means a death “caused by wrongful act, neglect, or default” and allows a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the estate of the decedent. A wrongful death suit is a civil action – meaning that the person or company at fault for the wrongful death must pay money to the estate as compensation. Typically, the husband or wife of the decedent and children are entitled to recover (they are presumed to have suffered losses). If there is no spouse and no children, then parents and other family members may recover.


Cleveland Ohio wrongful death Lawyer Patrick Merrick explains that if your loved one suffered wrongful death from the negligence of another (car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident) a doctor, nurse or hospital,  you have legal rights to obtain compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and future treatment costs. Free case evaluation 800.309.7404 | 216.223.8004 | 614.398.3828 | 440.328.8883 | 330.974.0012


In Ohio, civil wrongful death cases, can always be settled before filing a lawsuit. If the wrongful death case cannot be settled with the insurance company or person at fault, a lawsuit must be filed and a jury will decide the amount of damages or compensation to the surviving family.  A Jury in Ohio wrongful death case can consider whether family members or survivors depended on the decedent for support (loss of companionship, care, assistance, attention, protection, advice, counsel, instruction, training, and education), how much money the deceased made (lost wages and future wages), did the decedent suffer prior to death, and medical bills.

In Ohio, The probate court, has to approve the settlement of any wrongful death case. The probate court also approves the distribution of the settlement to the survivors (how much each survivor gets).

Ohio has a two year from the date of death statute of limitations in which the decedent’s family has a certain amount of time to file a wrongful death case. There are exceptions such as if the decedent was a minor at time of death, the family would have 2 years from the date that the minor would have attained the age of 18 to file the wrongful death lawsuit. A products liability case has a 10 year statute of limitations (after the original injury to the decedent involving the product). 


Cleveland Ohio wrongful death Lawyer Patrick Merrick explains that if your loved one suffered wrongful death from the negligence of another (car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident) a doctor, nurse or hospital,  you have legal rights to obtain compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and future treatment costs. Free case evaluation 800.309.7404 | 216.223.8004 | 614.398.3828 | 440.328.8883 | 330.974.0012


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