Widow Files Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against University of Pennsylvania Medical School

December 5, 2013

When a person is killed as the result of another person’s actions or negligence, the family of the victim may have a right to attempt to hold the parties responsible for their loss liable for damages. The Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Lawyers with Lundy Law explain the widow of a researcher from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School has filed such a case against the school and two of her husband’s colleagues, alleging they are responsible for his death.

An article from NBC-Philadelphia News stated the victim studied the effects radiation had on animals in order to find better ways to protect astronauts from hazardous levels of exposure in space. Over time though, the victim developed brain cancer and was later entered into a radiation treatment regimen that failed. The disease claimed his life a short time later.

His widow is now suing the school where her husband conducted his research, saying their negligence in failing to protect workers from hazardous working conditions was directly responsible for her loss. Furthermore, the suit claims the victim was entered into radiation treatment without proper consent.

The accused have fully denied all the allegations being made against them.

Lundy Law’s team of Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers recognizes the difficulties that can accompany the loss of a loved one when another person’s negligence is to blame. That’s why the firm is hopeful a decision in the case will bring some sense of closure to the family of the victim.