When you discover that someone has mistreated or neglected a person you love, you may be overcome by fury or indignation. When that loved one passes away in light of such circumstances, nothing feels right at all. In those moments, it’s easy to get caught up in feelings of resentment, rage, or even revenge, all of which are natural reactions to loss.
But rather than acting in the name of anger or revenge, consider instead how you are ultimately going to move forward and seek justice for the wrong that has occurred. True, nothing can bring your loved one back, but the right actions can help to honor their memory and prevent the same injustice from hurting others.
Causes of Wrongful Death
“Wrongful death” means exactly what it sounds like. When a person passes away as a result of someone else’s behavior or negligence, their death is deemed “wrongful.” The cause of their passing could be anything from unsafe working conditions to deliberate violence to a car wreck set into motion by a distracted driver. Sometimes the incident causes a fatal injury. At other times, the culprit is not an injury but a disease, such as mesothelioma caused by months or years of exposure to asbestos.