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How can you tell if one of your loved ones is a victim of wrongful death? In Oregon, ‘wrongful death’ pertains to one caused by the wrongful act or omission of another, resulting in death. Your trusted attorney in Salem, Oregon should be able to explore the various elements in your case to establish whether “wrongful death” has, indeed, been occurred.

When is there wrongful death?

Wrongful death has to be caused by the actions of another, be it directly or indirectly (the latter being subject to closer scrutiny by the court), and not by what the deceased himself may have done. So if a patient dies while on the operating table because he withheld information from his doctor that ultimately caused a misdiagnosis, there was no wrongful death.