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Wrongful Death Lawyers in Wichita, KS

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Losing a loved one can be a terrible experience, especially if their death occurred under preventable circumstances. When a person passes away due to the negligence of another party, the decedent’s family can pursue compensation in court for economic and non-economic damages.

If you have lost a loved one as a result of another party’s negligence, a compassionate Wichita wrongful death lawyer from Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC can protect your rights and advocate for maximum compensation on your behalf.

“…Hutton & Hutton law firm – renowned for litigation and medically related cases.” – Wichita Eagle

Our Wichita personal injury law firm has won countless awards, including: 

  • Super Lawyers® (less than 5% of Kansas attorneys)
  • AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report

Request a free consultation to discuss your situation in further detail with one of our experienced Wichita wrongful death attorneys at (316) 688-1166.

An Overview of Wrongful Death Claims in Kansas

Wrongful death is defined as a situation in which the death of a person is cause by the wrongful act or omission of another.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Suit

Kansas allows any of a deceased person’s heirs to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible parties in pursuit of damages, including the surviving spouse, any surviving children, parents, grandparents, or siblings of the deceased. 

Wrongful death claims may only be filed in the event that the decedent would have had the right to file a personal injury claim in the event that they had lived.

Wrongful death claims can arise from several different situations, including:

If successful, a claimant can be awarded compensation for a wide variety of damages including lost income, emotional distress, loss of personal relationship, and funeral expense. Since compensation will vary on a case-by-case basis, it is important you consult with a wrongful death attorney in Wichita, KS to determine your specific range of eligible damages.

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Our Results

  • $34,000,000 Personal Injury

    Mason v. Texaco, 948 F.2d 1546 (10th Cir. 1991). Otis Mason died of leukemia caused by exposure to benzene, an industrial solvent and gasoline component, for which the jury awarded $34 million.

  • $23,600,000 Personal Injury

    Darcy Aves was severely injured during birth, resulting in severe mental and physical retardation, blindness and seizures from Cerebral Palsy. Darcy’s twin sister, Danna, was born healthy. The jury awarded $23.6 million, the largest jury verdict in Kansas and one of the largest personal injury verdicts in the nation.

  • $15,000,000 Personal Injury

    Graham v. Wyeth Labs, 666 F.Supp. 1483 (D. Kan. 1987). Michelle Graham had a severe neurological reaction to Wyeth Labs’ DPT vaccine and suffered severe brain damage. The jury awarded $15 million. Wyeth thereafter purified the vaccine.

  • $11,200,000 Personal Injury

    O’Gilvie v. International Playtex, 821 F.2d 1438 (10th Cir. 1987). O’Gilvie died from Toxic Shock Syndrome after using Playtex super-absorbent tampons. The jury’s $11.2 million verdict led to the removal from the market of Playtex’s super-absorbent tampons and addition of warnings to packaging.

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