What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit? New Jersey law defines “wrongful death” as a death that is “caused by a wrongful act, neglect or default.”  In other words, a wrongful death occurs when one person dies because of the careless, reckless, or intentional acts of another person or entity. The conditions that caused the death […]

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Decision Upheld in Denying Hospital’s Motion to Dismiss in a Wrongful Death Case

In Joyner v. Ortiz, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, Docket No. A-2264-12 (July 8, 2013), the appellate panel held, despite plaintiff’s failure to name a defendant hospital within the two year time statute of limitations, the case could proceed against the hospital named in the amended complaint, as the wrongful death complaint was timely […]

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