How Wrongful Death Works
Wrongful deaths are classified as a civil suit, which is different from a criminal case in that a person or party failed to carry out a legal duty owed to the plaintiff. It may have been protecting a patient during a risky surgery or creating a safe work environment for employees.
Whatever the case, the victim’s family files the case where they have to prove that the defendant’s actions or failure to act more than likely killed the victim. Since the proof required is less than that of the reasonable doubt standard, defendants may be acquitted of criminal charges while still being held liable in the civil portion of the case. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2lK1bUh