One of the questions that comes up in medical malpractice lawsuits is whether the standard of care was met during the patient’s treatment. While this might seem like something easy to prove, this isn’t always the case because there typically isn’t any universal standard of care. There are several things that you should know about standard of care if you are planning to file a claim for compensation based on medical care failing to meet the standard.
Many Georgia residents heard about the death of actor Paul Walker in a car accident on Nov. 30, 2013. He was a passenger in a Porsche being driven by a friend when the car hit a power pole and trees, killing both men. The official cause of the accident was excessive speed. A coroner’s report initially put the speed at 100 mph while a later report by the Los Angeles County’s Sheriff’s Department said the car was going between 80 and 93 mph. However, Walker’s family have hired their own investigators who dispute the official account of the accident, and his daughter has filed a lawsuit against Porsche.
The death of a spouse, child or other family member is often a difficult reality with which to cope. In cases where a loved one’s death occurred under questionable circumstances or resulted due to another individual’s actions; surviving family members may decide to take legal action.