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How are elderly abuse wrongful death cases different from other personal injury cases?

San Diego personal injury attorney Joel R. Bryant explains how elderly abuse wrongful death cases different from other personal injury cases.

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the wrongful death
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uh cases are different than the personal
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injury
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at least in one major respect in the
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personal injury cases
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the focus is the injured person
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and that person is the plaintiff and we
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focus our time on
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their damages understanding their story
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because under the law it’s the injured
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person who gets to recover
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in contrast in the elder abuse wrongful
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death
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the person who’s entitled to receive
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damages are the eld that is now deceased
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elders heirs their relatives often
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they’re if they died with a spouse still
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surviving
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the spouse and their surviving children
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so there in the wrongful death our focus
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isn’t
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completely on how the elder died but
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it’s also
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how did that elder’s death affect
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his or her family we focus on the
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relationship
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that that elder had with his or her
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family
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and how that family has been harmed and
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damaged
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because now they no longer have that
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relationship
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with their mother or father who’s now
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deceased

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