Jami S. Oliver, Attorney at Law, Personal Injury, Employment Law, Product Defect, Wrongful Death,Old Supreme Court Building, Columbus Ohio

Wrongful Death Law in Ohio

According to Chapter 2125 of the Ohio Revised Code, the surviving family members have the right to pursue a legal action against the party responsible for the wrongful death of the decedent. State laws about wrongful death were non-existent in the past; however, it has changed over the years to give the decedent’s beneficiaries and/or dependents the right to seek monetary compensation that they need and deserve.

When to Pursue a Wrongful Death Claim

If you believe that the death of your loved one is a result of gross negligence, recklessness, abuse or malpractice of another individual, you have the right to file for a wrongful death lawsuit. Death may occur under various circumstances such as:

  • Product Liability
  • Hazardous Products
  • Defective and/or Dangerous Drugs
  • Defective and/or Dangerous Medical Devices
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Workplace Accident
  • General Negligence and Malpractice

The success of a wrongful death case depends on a number of factors which includes the following:

  • The defendant caused, wholly or partly, the death of the victim;
  • The death of the victim is due to the defendant’s negligence, recklessness, abuse and/or malpractice;
  • The decedent has beneficiaries or dependents including a spouse, children, parents, siblings and other surviving family members;
  • The death of the victim caused monetary damages.

If you want to find out more whether you have the right to file for a wrongful death claim, visit our wrongful death information center. To schedule a consultation, contact Ohio wrongful death attorney Jami S. Oliver at (614) 220-9100.