Wrongful Death in VA Archives - Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

What Are the Differences Between a Personal Injury Claim and a Wrongful Death Claim?

When a family member is injured in an accident through no fault of their own, filing a claim for financial compensation is likely the furthest thing from your mind. Additionally, the idea of navigating the legal process can feel overwhelming and intimidating, especially if you are facing medical bills and lost wages. Despite this, personal…

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When Are Necrotizing Fasciitis and MRSA Infection Cases Valid Medical Malpractice Claims?

When you go to the hospital, your expectation is to be properly treated for a pre-existing illness, not to develop further complications. In recent years, however, hospital-acquired infections have become an increasing risk to patients’ health. Necrotizing fasciitis and MRSA are some of the most potentially life-threatening infections patients can pick up in hospitals and…

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When is a Fatal Car Accident a Wrongful Death Case?

In 2022, 942 fatal car accidents led to the deaths of more than 1,000 people in Virginia. Losing a loved one is devastating under any circumstances, but the damage you experience can be even more heartbreaking when you learn that it was caused by someone else’s negligence. If another person’s negligence resulted in the death…

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