Did a wrongful or negligent act or defective product result in the death of your family member? Get in touch with Shelton Davis, PLLC to discuss your situation with a Mississippi wrongful death attorney. Our legal team has more than 35 years of combined experience providing legal representation for families in Jackson, Mississippi, and surrounding communities.
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The laws regarding lawsuits for wrongful death vary by state. According to Mississippi law, wrongful death may be based on a negligent act or product liability when the death is caused by a defective product, such as prescription medications, medical devices, or other unsafe consumer goods. This type of case is a civil lawsuit and monetary damages are awarded to the surviving family member or members.
In Mississippi, a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed by close family of the deceased, including:
Specific damages may be paid to the estate or directly to family members. The estate will receive damages for medical expenses, funeral expenses, and property damage. Other damages are paid directly to specific family members, such as damages for loss of companionship, lost wages and future wages, and pain and suffering. There are caps on damages in specific cases and your attorney can explain these caps, as they pertain to your situation.
A Mississippi wrongful death lawyer from our firm can evaluate your claim and advise you about the strength of your case. If we can help you, we'll handle all matters related to your case, including gathering and preserving evidence, filing legal documents, preparing your case for court, and advocating for your family. Our attorneys remain accessible to you throughout your entire matter.