Jury chosen for Michael Jackson's wrongful death suit

May 8, 2013

Having loved ones can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life. But losing a loved one can be one of the most difficult. In some cases, that loss may be due to the negligence of another person. If that is the case, the family of the deceased may be entitled to filing a wrongful death suit to attempt to get compensation for their loss.Wrongful death suits can be filed for a variety of reasons. Any type of situation may warrant a wrongful death suit including a workplace accident or a medical mistake. The family of Michael Jackson lost their loved one in June of 2009. The family chose to file a wrongful death suit in the aftermath of the death because they believed that mistakes were made that caused his death.The jury was chosen and accepted by both sides Monday for the wrongful death suit. The suit is against the concert promoters of the concert Mr. Jackson was working on at the time of his death.The jury consists of six men and six women. The jury was chosen from a pool of 100 men and women. Mr. Jackson's mother filed the lawsuit on behalf of herself and Michael Jackson's three children. The family is seeking a potential $40 million settlement for the death of Mr. Jackson.The suit claims that the concert promoters were negligent in hiring Mr. Jackson's physician. His physician has already been convicted of involuntary manslaughter for his involvement in Mr. Jackson's death. This civil case will focus on Mr. Jackson's cause of death and how big of a role he or the doctor played in the pop star's death. A family facing a similar situation may benefit from working with a professional who's experienced in wrongful death suits.Source: My Fox Tampa Bay, "Jury is seated in Jackson wrongful death case," Linda Deutsch, April 22, 2013

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