New Jersey Wrongful Death Attorneys: Mininno Law Office

A wrongful death claim is a legal action that is filed against a person who is being held accountable for a death. The claim asserts that the death was brought about by some sort of negligence, wrongdoing, or even criminal act. The deceased's relatives are considered to be entitled to monetary compensation for medical bills, funeral and burial costs, loss of wages, grief, and loss of consortium (companionship). These damages are known as compensatory damages. Punitive damages could be imposed as a punishment for negligence and/or ill intent of the responsible party or parties. If you find yourself dealing with the loss of a loved one … [Read more...]

BP Caps Well and Liability Concerns Ensue

Three months after an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig caused the most disastrous oil-spill in U.S. history, BP is monitoring the integrity of a cap that was placed atop their undersea well last Thursday, July 15th. The current success of the cap to stop the flow of oil marks the first time since April 20th that the gushing of crude oil from the well has been haulted. Three months worth of oil gushing from the well into the gulf of Mexico, estimated to amount to hundreds of millions of gallons, has certainly taken a toll on the marine life, the coast, and the businesses in the area, not to mention the injury and death incurred by the … [Read more...]

PA Bar Association Claims Medical Malpractice Crisis of 2002 Resolved

The Pennsylvania Bar Association's reforms for the resolution of the "medical malpractice crisis" of 2002 have proven successful, reports local newspapers this morning (The Patriot) The report was conducted by Duke University. Compensation for claims of medical malpractice dropped almost $50 million alone in 2004. Most seem elated at the smaller number of claims of medical malpractice in Pennsylvania state court - most of the doctors that is. The staggering statistics in the report, such as how there were a thousand less medmal claims filed in state court in 2005 than in 2000, only portray fewer cases and not an increase in the quality of … [Read more...]