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Wrongful conviction chicago23-Year Prisoner Files Wrongful Conviction Lawsuit

Nevest Coleman, who served 23 years in prison for a rape and murder he didn’t commit, has filed a wrongful conviction lawsuit against police officers, the City of Chicago, a former prosecutor, and the county.

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Berkeley Sued over milo yiannopoulos SpeechBay Area Residents Sue Berkeley Over Injuries at Milo Yiannopoulos Speech

Four San Francisco Bay Area residents filed a lawsuit against Berkeley University for injuries they suffered while trying to attend a speech by Milo Yiannopoulos.

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Bellingham City Civil Right LawsuitBellingham City Officials Agree to Pay $100,000 Civil Rights Lawsuit

Bellingham city officials settled a civil rights lawsuit for $100,000 that claimed two police officer used excessive force during an arrest.

 

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Native American Tribes File a Lawsuit Against Trump for Shrinking National MonumentNative American Tribes File a Lawsuit Against Trump for Shrinking National Monument

Five Native American tribes have filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump after he announced Monday that he would reduce the size of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah by 80 percent.

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Sexual Assault Harvey WeinsteinHarvey Weinstein’s Former Assistant Sues Over Sexually Hostile Work Environment

Sandeep Rehal has filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, claiming she was forced to follow orders from him while he was naked and clean up after his sexual encounters.

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Sandy Hook Denier Loses Lawsuit against UniversitySandy Hook Denier Loses Lawsuit Against Florida Atlantic University

On Monday, a federal jury denied a lawsuit by former professor and conspiracy theorist who alleged Florida Atlantic University terminated him for his controversial writings on his blog.

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Low Income Inmates Sue Dallas CountyLow-Income Inmates Sue Dallas County Jail Over Unfair Bail System

Low-income inmates in the Dallas County Jail filed a lawsuit against the county, accusing its bail system of discriminating against them for not being able to afford bail.

 

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Tonight Show Employees Sue NBC Racial DiscriminationFormer Tonight Show Employees Sue Questlove and NBC for Racial Discrimination

Two former camera operators for The Tonight Show filed a lawsuit against Questlove and NBC, claiming they were fired because they’re white.

 

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Woman Sues Walmart Alleging Racial DiscriminationAfrican-American Woman Sues Walmart, Alleging Racial Discrimination

Essie Grundy has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against Walmart, accusing the retailer of keeping their hair and skin products used by African Americans behind a locked glass display case.

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3 states sue trump administration3 States Sue Trump Administration Over New Tax Law

Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York plan to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration for approving a new tax plan that limits state and local tax deductions.

 

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Sexual Assault Russell SimonsWoman Sues Russell Simmons for $5 Million, Accusing Him of Rape

It looks like Russell Simmons is in some legal hot water. A woman filed a civil lawsuit against the Def Jam recording co-founder Wednesday, claiming he raped her.

 

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Stuntman AMC death lawsuit wrongful deathMom of Stuntman Killed on The Walking Dead Set Sues AMC

The mother of stuntman John Bernecker, who died while filming The Walking Dead, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against AMC, claiming the network failed to keep the set safe.

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General Motors Enterprise Rent-a-Car Sued Wrongful DeathFamilies of Two Men Killed in a Car Crash Sue General Motors and Enterprise Rent-A-Car

The families of two A&M University-Kingsville students who died in a car accident last February have filed a lawsuit against General Motors and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, alleging the companies of manufacturing and renting a defective 2016 Chevy Cruze.

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New Hampshire School Sexual AssaultNew Hampshire Prep School Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Over Sexual Assault Case

St. Paul’s School in Concord has settled a lawsuit filed by the parents of former student Chessie Prout, who accused the prep school of not protecting their daughter from sexual assault when she was 15.

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Wrongful Death Strongsville PoliceFamily of Unarmed Man File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Strongsville Police

The family of a man fatally shot by a police officer during a chase sued the Strongsville Police Department, claiming the officer had no reason to shoot him.

 

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Brian Ulrich Sued DefamationMom of Brian Urlacher’s Son Sues Former Football Player for Defamation

Tyna Karageorge, the mother of Brian Urlacher’s 12-year-old son, filed a lawsuit against the former Bears player, claiming he made statements about her being an unfit mother and a murderer.

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Gay Couple Sues Vistaprint DiscriminationGay Couple Sue Printing Company Over Anti-Homosexual Pamphlets

Stephen Heasley and Andrew Borg filed a lawsuit against Vistaprint for allegedly sending them anti-gay pamphlets rather than the wedding programs they ordered.

 

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VA sued veteran scalpelArmy Vet Files Lawsuit Against Hospital for Leaving a Scalpel in His Body

An Army veteran has sued the Department of Veteran Affairs after a surgeon at West Haven Veteran Affairs Hospital allegedly left a scalpel in his body during a surgery four years ago.

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Uber sued stranded turnpikeWoman Sues Uber After Driver Allegedly Stranding Her on a Pennsylvania Turnpike

Carla Guzman filed a lawsuit Monday against Uber, claiming her driver kicked her out and left her on a Pennsylvania turnpike at 5 a.m. Guzman is seeking monetary damages from the rideshare company.

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Schizophrenic man shot by policeMother of Schizophrenic Man Shot Multiple Times Sues Police Officers for Excessive Force

The mother of Jamarion Robinson, who was shot multiple times in his Georgia apartment, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against eight police officers who killed him, claiming they used excessive force and tampered with evidence.

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Louisiana Teacher Lawsuit Forcible RemovalArrested Louisiana Teacher Plans to File Lawsuit Over Her Forcible Removal from School Board Meeting

A Louisiana teacher who was thrown out of a school board meeting Monday for challenging her superintendent’s pay raise said she may likely file a lawsuit.

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Portland Apartment Complex Residents Sue Landlord for Retaliation

Tenants at a Portland apartment complex filed a lawsuit against their new landlord for allegedly kicking them out after they demanded repairs to their residences.

 

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Google discrimination lawsuitFormer Employee Sues Google, Claiming Company Discriminates Against White Men

Former Google engineer James Damore filed a lawsuit against the technology company for allegedly discriminating against white male conservatives whose political views are unpopular with its executives.

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Roy Moore Sexual Abuse Defamation LawsuitWoman Who Claims Roy Moore Sexually Abused Her Files a Defamation Lawsuit

Leigh Corfman, who accused former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual abuse, filed a defamation lawsuit against him Thursday. 

 

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Injured Conductor Files Lawsuit Against AmtrakInjured Conductor Files a Lawsuit Against Amtrak

A conductor who was injured during an Amtrak crash in December filed a lawsuit against the company Wednesday, alleging they didn’t provide a safe working environment. 

 

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Parents Sue University of Delaware Student’s 2013 DeathParents Sue University of Delaware for Student’s 2013 Death

The parents of a student who was struck and killed by a truck after walking home from an off-campus sorority party have filed a lawsuit against the University of Delaware.

 

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Judge Throws Out Michael Jackson Sexual Abuse LawsuitJudge Throws Out Michael Jackson Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

A judge dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday against the late Michael Jackson, which accused him of molesting choreographer Wade Robson.

 

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Sexual Assault Lawyer Washington DCWoman Files Lawsuit Against New Jersey Restaurant for Alleged Sexual Assault

A 43-year-old woman sued Wonder Bagels in New Jersey, claiming her boss and his brother sexually assaulted her for years.

 

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Inmates Sue Lake County Sheriff’s OfficeInmates Sue Lake County Sheriff’s Office for Water Shutdown at Lake County Jail

Inmates filed a lawsuit against the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Monday, claiming they dealt with unsanitary conditions after a water shutdown at Lake County Jail. The lawsuit requests monetary compensation for each inmate. 

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Lyft gun lawsuitTwo Men File a Lawsuit Against Lyft After Driver Pointed Gun at Them

Two Lyft passengers have filed a lawsuit against the ride sharing company, accusing their driver of pulling a gun out at them back in September. They are seeking $50,000 in damages.

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Lululemon Rape Lawsuit CALawsuit Against Lululemon Claims Company Let Sexual Predator Work at Stores

A woman has sued Lululemon for $3 million after she was allegedly raped by her boss in his home. She claims the Vancouver-based retailer knew that Philip Silva was sexually inappropriate with female workers in the past, but allowed him to work in the store anyway.

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Drug companies sue CaliforniaDrug Companies Sue California – Drug Price Law

Drug companies sued the state of California Friday for creating a law that would require them to provide advance notice before raising their prices. The law was established in October after consumers complained about the rise in drug spending.

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McKayla Maroney Sues Olympic CommitteeMcKayla Maroney Sues the US Olympic Committee

Gymnast McKayla Maroney filed a lawsuit against the US Olympic Committee Wednesday, claiming they paid her money to keep silent about the sexual abuse she endured from Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar.

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CA School District Lawsuit - Bullied Daughter’s SuicideCA School District Lawsuit – Bullied Daughter’s Suicide

The family of a 13-year-old girl who killed herself has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Yucaipa School District, claiming school officials didn’t do enough to stop the bullying their daughter suffered.

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Product Defect Attorney MarylandGallatin County Files Lawsuit Against Drug Companies for Failing to Address Opioid Risks

Gallatin County joined a lawsuit Tuesday with Cascade County against several pharmaceutical companies, claiming they didn’t do enough to warn individuals about the risk of addiction to opioid drugs.

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Sexual Assault Lawyer Washington, D.C.Larry King Sues Daily Mail over Groping Allegations

Larry King has threatened to file a lawsuit against “Daily Mail TV” over allegations that he groped Terry Richard. Richard told “Daily Mail TV” on Monday that King touched her inappropriately in 2005 by putting his hand down her dress.

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Personal injury lawyers Gaithersburg MDCA Lawsuit – State Failing Teaching Kids Reading

Advocacy law firm, Public Counsel, filed a lawsuit against the state of California Tuesday for not doing enough for the many children who can’t read. Less than half of California students met the state’s literacy standards for their grade.

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Sexual Harassment Attorneys MDFemale Kitchen Workers Sue Restaurant – Sexual Harassment

Five female kitchen workers filed a lawsuit against McCormick & Schmick’s in Boston for not doing anything to stop male co-workers from sexually harassing them. They are seeking damages for emotional and mental distress.

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Sexual Assault Lawyer Washington D.C.Lawsuit Claims Director Bryan Singer Sexually Assaulted Teen Boy 14 Years Ago

Cesar Sanchez-Guzman filed a lawsuit against “X-men” director Bryan Singer Thursday, claiming Singer sexually assaulted him on a yacht in Seattle when he was just 17.

 

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Personal InjuryChicago Woman Files Lawsuit Over Husband’s Death in a 2012 Swan Attack

Amy Hensley filed a wrongful death lawsuit five years after her husband drowned while being attacked by a swan at the Bay Colony Drive condo complex near Des Plaines, IL. She is seeking at least $50,000 in damages.

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Judge Throws Out Lawsuit Accusing Google of Paying Female Employees Less Than Male EmployeesJudge Throws Out Lawsuit Accusing Google of Paying Female Employees Less Than Male Employees

California Superior Court State Judge Mary Wiss dismissed a class action lawsuit against Google for unfair pay practices. The lawsuit claimed Google paid its female employees less than its male employees.

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Sexual Assault Lawyer Washington DCFormer Quarterback Warren Moon Faces Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Wendy Haskell, an executive assistant to former NFL quarterback Warren Moon, filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against him Monday. She claimed Moon forced her to wear thong underwear and sleep in his bed during business trips.

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Personal injury attorney near me cohen and cohenFive Families File Lawsuit Against Longview School District Over Isolation Booth

Five families are seeking millions in a lawsuit against Longview School District in Washington for allegedly putting their kids in an isolation booth at Mint Valley Elementary School.

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Dental surgery personal injury lawyer Washington D.C.Minnesota Family Receives $2M Settlement for Teen Daughter’s Dental Surgery Death

A Minnesota family of a teenage girl who died during dental surgery agreed to a $2 million settlement. The lawsuit they filed was originally scheduled to go to trial in May 2018.

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Sexual Assault Lawyer Washington DCUtah Court Dismisses Suit Filed Over Teacher for Having Sexual Relations With Male Students

The Utah Court of Appeals dismissed a lawsuit filed against a Utah school district over ex-teacher Brianne Altice, who had sex with three male students. A male student who brought the lawsuit said the school district was negligent.

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sexual assault lawyersCarmel Family Sues City for Alleged Sexual Abuse at Summer Camp

A family has filed a lawsuit against the city of Carmel after their 8-year-old daughter was allegedly bullied and sexually assaulted by another child at summer camp.

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dangerous-car-brands7 Of The Most Dangerous Car Brands

We’ve compiled a list of awards and ratings from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Ratings (IIHS) to get a glimpse into how unsafe some major car brands can be.

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OR Fire Victim 1Woman Awarded $5.13 Million After OR Fire

On March 2, 2017, a Fairfax County jury awarded a woman $5,134,000 for severe facial, neck, chest, back and shoulder burns and other damages she suffered in an operating room fire at INOVA Fairfax Hospital in December 2013.

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baby with teether in mouth under bathing towel at nursery7 Ways to Keep Your Baby Safe

Newborns are susceptible to a lot of dangers—they can get hurt and sick very easily, and so it’s up to you, the new parent, to keep a watchful eye. Here are some common proactive steps to keeping your baby healthy and safe.

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Car Accident Lawyer DCCheck If Your Vehicle’s Airbag Has Been Recalled

Has your airbag been recalled?  Make sure by looking through this list.  It only takes 30 seconds to do, and can save your life, and the lives of your passengers.

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Her Car Flew Off The Chesapeake Bridge & She Survived: See How!

This woman’s car flew right off of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, and she escaped the car and survived!

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Delta Sued After Employees Report Masturbating Mentor

Delta Airlines employees have filed a lawsuit against the airline company, alleging that Delta higher-ups fired the pair after reporting their “mentor” masturbated in the office…More To Come

 

 

 

bike-accident-(1)Bike Helmet Safety

Every year during the warm months, I get contacted by an injured bicyclist. Some of those cases are catastrophic because the victim was not wearing a helmet, or was wearing a helmet but it was either outdated or did not fit properly. I must admit that it wasn’t until I became involved in these types of cases that I truly understood how dangerous it is to ride a bicycle without a helmet…Read More

 

 

 

Birth Injuries

 

A “birth injury” is defined as any damage done to the tissues and organs of a child as the result of complications during childbirth. These birth injuries can also be the result of a poor decision made by a doctor or other health care provider during delivery. Some of these poor decisions include: failing to detect an umbilical cord wrapped around the baby’s neck, unreasonable delay in performing an emergency…Read More

 

 

 

Car Accident Lawyer DCCar Accidents – Time Is of the Essence

A car accident can ruin a person’s life. One minute, you are driving down the road, minding your own business; the next minute, you’re a victim of someone else’s mistake or inattention. Whether in Maryland, Washington DC, or Virginia, the lawyers at Cohen & Cohen, P.C. help injured people…Read More

 

 

 

AmbulanceCarbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that can cause a lot of harm or even death to you and your family if not properly monitored. Hundreds of people accidentally die every year from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by malfunctioning fuel-burning appliances and idle cars…Read More

 

 

 

Elderly manCommon Warning Signs of Elder Abuse

With medicine advancing and life expectancy increasing, growing numbers of people are moving into long-term care centers and nursing homes. Although these facilities can provide excellent health and recreation services, they may also expose residents to mistreatment…Read More

 

 

 

Do I Have a Case?slider-1

Lawyers at our firm are frequently asked the question, “Do I have a case?” The answer, unfortunately, is not always a simple one. Injury cases typically have three elements: a mistake, an injury, and proof that the mistake caused the injury. The analysis can be most clearly illustrated by…Read More

 

 

 

 

 

12493904_950368781699768_1317027403691548062_oDo You Understand Your Auto Policy

Understanding your car insurance policy can be difficult. As a result, people often end up with policies that do not provide the right protection. Here is some basic information which you may not know. Uninsured Motorist Protection: This provides protection if…Read More

 

 

 

 

 

Close-up image of doctor's hand pointing at x-ray resultsErb’s Palsy

The birth of a baby is usually a joyous occasion. However, sometimes the birthing process does not go as planned because a doctor commits negligence during the birthing process. A doctor is negligent when he or she fails to use the degree of skill and learning ordinarily used under the same or similar circumstances by members of their profession…Read More

 

 

 

 

 

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Home Fire Safety – Smoke Detector Safety – Don’t Get Burned!

Each year almost 3,000 people die in household fires. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), fires are the second leading cause of unintentional death in the home. Wherever they strike, fires can potentially be deadly…Read More

 

 

 

Smiling woman at dentistHow to Check Your Doctor’s Credentials in Five Minutes or Less

It is truly amazing how few people actually take the time to check their doctors’ credentials. Most patients choose their physicians based on either a simple word-of-mouth referral or by which doctor is geographically desirable…Read More

 

 

 

 

 

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Nursing Home Malpractice

Finding elder abuse lawyers in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia is not easy. As the World Health Organization so elegantly put it, “Elder abuse is a violation of human rights and a significant cause of illness, injury, loss of productivity, isolation and despair.” …Read More

 

 

 

 

 

Premises Liability

The lawyers at Cohen & Cohen, P.C. are experienced professionals that handle premises liability cases in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. If you were involved in an accident caused by an unsafe condition on someone else’s property – such as a slip and fall – you may be eligible to receive compensation…Read More

 

 

 

 

 

Product Defects

Product defects can be extremely dangerous, especially because they have the potential of harming or injuring large quantities of people. Any injury caused by a product defect should be brought to the attention of a product defect attorney right away so that the proper steps are taken…Read More

 

 

 

 

 

United States Capitol Building in Washington DC

 

Suing The Government – How Is It Done?

The federal government, like any other entity, often is responsible for causing innocent people to be harmed. For those of us who live in the Washington metropolitan area, the chances of being harmed by a government employee are increased…Read More

 

 

 

 

 

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Tort Reform – Separating Fact From Fiction

Over the past few years the issue of “tort reform” has crept to the forefront of the American political scene. Today, some politicians claim to be racking their brains, attempting to devise a solution to this so-called problem. They have, and will continue to fail to find this solution for one simple reason…Read More

 

 

 

 

 

Dollars funnel.Wage and Hour Laws

Although they affect almost all of us, surprisingly few people fully understand federal and state wage and hour laws. These laws dictate how much employers are required to pay employees and mandate that employers must appropriately compensate employees for their overtime work…Read More

 

 

 

 

 

Group of people shaking handsWhat Is The Value Of My Case?

The most frequent question our clients ask is, “How much money will I receive from my case?” Placing a value on a personal injury case is not easy, but there are three simple tips to consider. First, cases are generally valued based on the extent of the damages…Read More

 

 

 

 

 

Wrongful Death Claims

When a person dies because of someone else’s mistake (a.k.a. wrongful death), their surviving family members often feel depressed, angry, and powerless. However, family members have the power to take action against the person or people who made the mistake…Read More

 

 

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