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West Virginia Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Another seven figure (million dollar) success for another client of Meyerson & O’Neill.
We just recently resolved a wrongful death/medical malpractice case in New Jersey arising from the negligent use of a heart lung bypass machine and the failure of the hospital personnel to properly monitor the patient while he was on the heart lung bypass machine. When the heart lung bypass machine malfunctioned, the patient bled to death. The result was only accomplished because Meyerson & O’Neill retained well qualified specialists in cardiothoracic surgery and perfusion (blood management during serious surgery).
Attorney and Client
Our firm specializes in and has developed a particularly impressive track record in achieving large financial verdicts/settlements from the successful prosecution of Wrongful Death Cases in West Virginia.

Most noticeably: deaths due to an unsafe pharmaceutical product or nutritional supplement, death due to medical or prescription errors and/or medical malpractice, death due to dangerous property defects, fatal automobile accident due to a drunk driver, and death due to dangerous property defect and condition

Wrongful death claims are brought on behalf of the Estate of a person whose death was caused by a devastating, catastrophic underlying legal event like negligence, accident, product failure or medical malpractice. A wrongful death claim is based on an underlying civil wrong which has tragic results for the decedent, family members and children. A case is filed against the manufacturer or the tortfeasor ("wrongdoer") on behalf of the decedent's Estate and heirs.

A wrongful death lawsuit may provide all the financial security surviving family members ever have

At the law firm of Meyerson & O'Neill, we devote special attention and resources to such cases. Our lawyers recognize that such wrongful death and survivor claims often provide the only vehicle for financial security for family members following a devastating loss. We personally prepare and try such cases anywhere in the country. We are currently involved in several significant wrongful death cases including:
  • the death of a dialysis patient who received a contaminated dose of Heparin;
  • the death of a 39 year-old woman because her physicians prescribed a dangerous prescription drug despite the fact that she had an underlying heart condition;
  • a case on behalf of a woman in her early 30's who died as a result of birth control patch manufacturer's failure to provide adequate warnings in conjunction with the sale of their product;
  • and a construction site accident that killed a laborer who was a husband and father.
Call and ask to speak with a wrongful death attorney
For a professional and thorough review of your wrongful death claim, please contact us via our form or call 888-773-3515 and ask to speak with a lawyer about wrongful death litigation.

We just recently resolved a wrongful death/medical malpractice case in arising from the negligent use of a heart lung bypass machine and the failure of the hospital personnel to properly monitor the patient while he was on the heart lung bypass machine. When the heart lung bypass machine malfunctioned, the patient bled to death. The result was only accomplished because Meyerson & O’Neill retained well qualified specialists in cardiothoracic surgery and perfusion (blood management during serious surgery).
WEST VIRGINIA WRONGFUL DEATH LAWS
If you die in the state of West Virginia without a will, you are said to have passed away intestacy. West Virginia Intestate Succession laws are in place to distribute your assets to the closest living family members.
Read the following to understand intestacy laws in West Virginia:
  • If the deceased leaves behind children but no spouse, the children will inherit everything.
  • If the deceased leaves behind a spouse but no descendants, the spouse will inherit everything.
  • If the deceased leaves behind a spouse and descendants from the deceased and the spouse, and the spouse has no other descendants, the spouse will inherit everything.
  • If the deceased leaves behind a spouse and descendants, and the spouse has descendants from another relationship, the spouse inherits 3/5 of the intestate property. The descendants will inherit the other 2/5 of the intestate property.
  • If the deceased leaves behind a spouse and descendants from someone other than the spouse, the spouse inherits 1/2 of the intestate property and the descendants inherit the other 1/2 of the property.
  • If the deceased leaves behind parents but no spouse or descendants, the parents inherit the entire intestate property.
  • If the deceased leaves behind siblings but no spouse, descendants, or parents, the siblings will inherit the entire intestate property.
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