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Wrongful Death Lawsuit filed for Beloved New Jersey Principal

Wrongful death lawsuits can be filed when someone dies because of medical negligence

Wrongful death lawsuits are a type of lawsuit filed on behalf of the family of someone who has lost their life as a result of someone else’s negligence

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed for man who was Donating his Bone Marrow and Died from Surgery Complications

According to ABC 7 New York, a wrongful death lawsuit is being filed on behalf of a beloved school principal.  Dr. Derrick Nelson was donating his bone marrow to a boy fighting cancer when he experienced complications with anesthesia.  Dr. Nelson died from these complications, which his family believes were a result of anesthesiologic medical malpractice. They are now seeking justice for their loss through a wrongful death lawsuit.  Dr. Nelson was an officer in the US Army Reserve and a principal at Westfield High School in New Jersey.  Dr. Nelson’s fiancée and the mother of his child filed the wrongful death lawsuit on his behalf.  According to their attorney, Nelson’s oxygen saturation level fell lower than it was supposed to at the beginning of the procedure, but the medical professionals chose to continue the procedure anyway.  According to medical records, his levels fell extremely low, to 31%, before he was given oxygen. 

Dr. Nelson was loved by his students, community, and family who are all very saddened by his passing.  No one should ever have to experience the loss of their loved one due to medical negligence, but if that does happen, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed.  Families like that of Dr. Nelson deserve justice for their loss. 

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If you or someone you know has lost a loved one as a result of medical negligence, you have options.  Our attorneys have decades of experience handling complicated medical malpractice cases and wrongful death lawsuits. We can help you get the justice you deserve. 

If you or a loved one think you may have a wrongful death lawsuit please contact us at 703-291-6650 for a free consultation.

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