The most famous wrongful death lawsuit in the news today is the one involving Michael Jackson – brought on by his mother Katherine.
The long-awaited verdict finally came through – a jury in a unanimous decision has cleared AEG of all liability in the King of Pop’s death. Back in 2009, Katherine Jackson and Michael’s 3 children sued concert promoter AEG Live because of an overdose of the surgical anesthetic Propofol, which killed the singer. He was 50 when he died.
According to the suit, Jackson’s family has alleged that AEG Live negligently hired Conrad Murray to be Michael’s personal physician when he did his comeback tours. They claim he was not competent enough to handle Michael’s care and ultimately was responsible for his death. Murray was charged with involuntary manslaughter and convicted in 2011.
A wrongful death lawsuit is usually brought by the surviving members of the victim’s family, alleging the victim died to the negligence of another person.
Most of us trust our doctors and hospitals to provide quality medical care. Unfortunately, healthcare professionals may fall short of meeting this standard. Medical errors can be difficult and costly to prove. It requires knowledge, skill and effort.
If your loved one has died because of another person’s negligence, you have the legal right to hold the at-fault party accountable. To learn more about a wrongful death lawsuit, contact the San Bernardino personal injury law offices of Welebir | Tierney. Our attorneys are here to help you find answers to your questions.