Wrongful Death

The Facts Are…

A recent study by the Journal of the American Medical Association found that medical malpractice led to 225,000 wrongful deaths from preventable medical errors annually, making medical malpractice the third leading cause of death in the United States, following only heart disease and cancer (2011).

If you have suffered the tragic loss of a family member due to another’s negligence or intent to cause harm, seek the counsel of Graves McLain. Your tragedy should have the legal support and guidance it deserves, to help you and your family through these very delicate situations.

Although we cannot make up for the loss of your loved one, together we can work to bring justice to the forefront of this untimely tragedy. One of our wrongful death attorneys will consult with you to determine if you have a claim that we can pursue on you and your families’ behalf.


Examples of Oklahoma Wrongful Death Claims

 


Oklahoma’s Intestacy Laws:

  • If the deceased leaves behind children but no spouse, the children will inherit everything and divide shares equally.
  • If the deceased leaves behind a spouse but no descendants, parents, or siblings, the spouse will inherit everything.
  • If the deceased leaves behind a spouse and descendants from that spouse, the spouse inherits 1/2 of the estate and the descendants inherit the rest.
  • If the deceased leaves behind a spouse and at least one descendant from someone other than that spouse, the spouse inherits 1/2 of the property acquired together and splits the remainders equally with the descendants. The descendants also inherit everything else.
  • If the deceased leaves behind a spouse and parents, the spouse inherits all of the property acquired together during marriage plus 1/3 of the remaining property, and the parents receive everything else.
  • If the deceased leaves behind a spouse and siblings, the spouse inherits all of the property acquired together during marriage plus 1/3 of the property, and the siblings inherit the remainder.
  • If the deceased leaves behind parents but no spouse or descendants, the parents inherit all of the property.
  • If the deceased leaves behind siblings but no spouse, descendants, or parents, the siblings inherit everything.

Call Graves McLain, Serious Lawyers For Serious Injuries. An experienced attorney will review the details of your case and determine the best course of action. Contact us today toll-free at 918-359-6600, email us directly or request a free consultation online.

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