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Infant and Child Wrongful Death Laws
Ask our lawyers about lawsuits in Pennsylvania for the wrongful death of a child. Attorney Joel Feldman managing partner of Anapol Schwartz recently lost his daughter to a wrongful death car accident. The loss of a child has personally touched this law firm..
The wrongful death of a child is devastating. Accidental death is the leading cause of death among children and adolescents.
- From birth to one year of age, babies can die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), genetic conditions which are present at birth, and health conditions associated with prematurity. There are almost twice as many deaths in the first year of life than there are in the next 13 years total.
- From 1 to 4 years of age, accidents rear their ugly head as well as genetic conditions that were present at birth, and cancer.
- From kindergarten to 14 years of age, accidents again are the number one cause of death, more than cancer and homicide.
- From 15 years to 24 years old, accidents again are the number one cause of death, then homicide and suicide.
Car accidents account for the largest numbers of lawsuits in Pennsylvania for the wrongful death of a child. Infants and children should use the proper child car seats, booster seats, and seat belts. Other top causes of wrongful death of a child are drowning, fire, falls, and poisoning.
Your child is more than a statistic. A wrongful death lawsuit will never bring him or her back but it may right some wrongs and take steps to heal your heart through justice.
Please take a moment to fill out this form so we can determine what your legal options are on behalf of your loved one.