When many people think about a wrongful death during birth, they often think of a child passing away because of mistakes made by the doctors who are helping with the delivery process. However, it's important for Illinois residents to remember that mothers can also be in danger and could lose their lives due to this same negligence.
When someone passes away in a hospital, their family members may want to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit if they believe the death should have been prevented. However, you may be wondering if this is worth doing and how successful these suits can actually be. A quick look at the numbers shows that they can bring in a substantial amount of money, all while helping to hold people accountable for their actions.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has put together a full list of the fatal occupational injuries from 2013 (the most recent year for which a full data set is available), both those suffered in Illinois and those from around the rest of the United States. On the whole, there were 4,405 such incidents during the year. Of note is the fact that this is lower than the number for 2012, which came in at 4,628. This means that the rate for 2013 was 3.2 for every 100,000 full time workers, which is a drop from 2012's 3.4 for every 100,000 full time workers.