It’s not simple to prove some was criminally liable for a murder, but it is often the goal of court proceedings. It can be even more complicated to demonstrate that someone caused a death without a criminal act. But that is exactly what civil courts can do after an untimely death through a wrongful death claim.
Companies and corporations can also be liable for events or products that led to serious injury or death. One of the largest torts of the 21st century so far involves personal hygiene products that may have caused serious medical problems. A manufacturer of talcum powder, marketed as a dryness aid, may have underreported the hazards connected with its stock.
Talcum powder is often mined along with asbestos, a crystalline fiber that has been connected to ovarian cancer and other health problems. The possible combination of the two materials in a consumer product is a problem and a health hazard that may have sickened unwitting users.
When someone is considering a wrongful death lawsuit after a medical problem possibly caused by talcum powder, one concern is the statute of limitations. These are state codes that restrict how long the family of a victim may wait to claim damages.
An attorney can always help determine what the proper statute of limitations is in a wrongful death case. It can be difficult because the victim may not have known they were being sickened. These issues are often emotional and difficult to manage for families that are also dealing with grief. Legal representation ensures that you have your best chance at moving on with the resources you need from the people or companies responsible for your problems.