Heat Related Deaths

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Last week's heat wave killed 22 people. It is difficult to believe in today's day and age one might die from the heat, but it happens. In 1995, 750 people died over a 4 day period. Some of these deaths may be the result of negligence, which means the family of the deceased may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. If someone you loved die from heat related illness due to negligence, contact an experienced wrongful death lawyer today.

Heat Related Illnesses

Heat-related illnesses (e.g., heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat syncope, or heatstroke) can occur when high ambient temperatures overcome the body's natural ability to dissipate heat. Older adults, young children, and persons with chronic medical conditions are particularly susceptible to these illnesses and are at high risk for heat-related mortality. Some examples of negligent actions leading to a heat related death include:
  • A person is require to do manual labor in dangerous conditions as a part of his/her employment
  • A child being required to participate in recess or physical education in excessively hot conditions
  • An elderly person in the care of a nursing home who is exposed too heat for an excess period of time
In many cases, negligence is apparent. The decedent complained of dizziness, fatigue or other signs of heat related illness prior to injury or death. Negligence may be less obvious in other cases. Hiring a skilled personal injury lawyer is critical to prove negligent behavior.

Heat Related Injury Lawyer

The Clore Law Group regularly represents severely injured people and the families of wrongful death victims. If you or someone you love suffered a heat related injury, call them today.

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Clore Law Group welcomes your questions about any issues concerning a serious personal injury, car accident, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, business tort, or workplace injury. If you have a viable claim, we’ll explain the legal process. Since consultations are always free, there’s no cost in learning your legal options.