Going to the doctor can be a nerve-wracking experience for many people. No matter how complicated or minor a procedure may be, there are no guarantees that a surgery or medical treatment will go exactly according to plan. However, doctors and nurses are expected to provide a standard level of care so that patients are not needlessly and recklessly injured further during a visit to the doctor. If they fail to do this, people can become victims of medical malpractice.
Store owners in New York have a responsibility to keep their premises safe and free from hazards. Slippery floors should have proper signage, for example, and any other dangerous conditions should be repaired or blocked off so that people visiting the store are not injured. Unfortunately, too many property owners do not take this duty seriously and end up putting people in danger.
Losing a loved one is devastating. The pain and anguish that can be left behind can seem unbearable for people and it can certainly be made worse by knowing that a death could have been prevented. When someone dies because of the negligence, inaction or reckless behavior of another person, it may be appropriate for family members to consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the party responsible.