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By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Wrongful Death on Monday, July 15, 2019.

One of the most famous wrongful death lawsuits is the Hartman versus Pfizer Hollywood lawsuit which occurred in the early 1990s.

In 1998, Phil Hartman, a well-known comedian and Saturday Night Live actor, was shot and killed by his wife, Brynn, who then turned the gun on herself and took her own life. What appeared to be a murder-suicide case soon turned into a wrongful death lawsuit, after Brynn’s brother sued Pfizer Pharmaceuticals which manufactured the anti-depressant Zoloft.

According to Brynn’s brother, Brynn had been prescribed Zoloft due to chronic panic attacks, low self-esteem, and depression. His argument is that the drug, which was very popular at the time, drove her to insanity which then caused her to shoot her husband and herself after a late-night argument. 

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Wrongful Death on Friday, May 24, 2019.

Wrongful death is the legal and medical term used to describe your death, or the death of someone you know, due to the negligence or reckless behavior of other people or institutions. In the medical context, and in medical malpractice law, these people are doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, and other healthcare professionals or healthcare organizations.

Wrongful Death Claims

Generally, it is your immediate family who will seek a wrongful death claim in the instance of your wrongful death. The most common reason for your family wanting to file a wrongful death lawsuit is to obtain compensation for the damages that have occurred as a result of your death. These damages can be financial and/or emotional.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Wrongful Death on Friday, April 26, 2019.

What Is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful Death occurs when you, or someone you know, is killed because of a healthcare practitioner’s negligence or misconduct - whether intentional or not.

It is different from medical malpractice in that medical malpractice occurs when your healthcare provider is negligent, and you are harmed but your injury isn’t fatal. Wrongful death, on the other hand, occurs when you, or someone you know, dies as a direct result of medical negligence.  

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Wrongful Death on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 3.98 million births in the United States in 2015. In 2014, the number of births in the country was 3,988,076. This means that the birth rate was 12.5 per 1,000 people. The fertility rate for the same year was 62.9 per 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Wrongful Death on Monday, December 21, 2015.

New York residents may be aware that the amount of damages associated with medical malpractice cases involving anesthesiologists can sometimes be significant. When anesthesia is not administered correctly, patients can be left in the nightmare situation of being aware and able to feel pain yet not capable of moving or alerting operating room staff of their situation. Researchers with the National Practitioner Data Bank studied malpractice lawsuits involving anesthesiologists between 2005 and 2013, and they found that the compensation paid in these cases fell significantly during this period.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Wrongful Death on Monday, October 05, 2015.

New York Police Department officials think that a physician of questionable caliber fled to England after the death of a patient on May 30. A 34-year-old BET employee from Maryland traveled to Queens for silicone injections to her backside, but a homicide occurred as the cause of death was systemic silicone emboli because of the butt injections.

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Our client, a 5-year-old patient, receives almost $8 million in compensation from an NYC hospital in a medical malpractice claim won by Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolf. Representing the injured child with his team of legal and medical experts, Daniel Minc said, "It was great day for the family."

The case involved negligent care on the part of the hospital pediatric intensive care unit for failing to observe bleeding from a simple biopsy wound which caused neurological damage.

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