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Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | April 3 2023 | Wrongful Death

Death in The United States: An Analysis of 19 Years of CDC Data

Every year, millions of people die in the United States from a wide range of causes.  In 2020, while the U.S. (and the world) was ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 3.4 million U.S. resident deaths were registered – 528,000 more than in 2019.  This represented the largest single-year increase since the first year of…

Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | May 19 2022 | Wrongful Death

What Qualifies as Wrongful Death in Florida?

Losing a loved one is incredibly challenging, particularly if they lost their life due to the negligent, intentional, or careless actions of someone else. Here, we want to examine what actually qualifies as a wrongful death in the state of Florida. Not every death that occurs is considered “wrongful,” even if the death is caused…

Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | July 1 2019 | Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Guide

If you have lost a loved one because of someone who was being reckless, careless, or even malicious, you are probably feeling very heartbroken and lost. These incidents can’t be fixed and no amount of litigation can bring your loved one back, so it’s harder to cope with. To seek compensation, it involves medical bills,…

Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | September 20 2013 | Wrongful Death

Florida’s Supreme Court Resolves Wrongful Death Claim Uncertainty

In 2005, Frank Capone sued the tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris USA Inc. for personal injuries, including lung cancer, which he alleged were caused by their products. Sadly, in 2006, during the course of the proceedings, Mr. Capone died. His widow, Karen, in her capacity as his personal representative then tried to convert the action to…