With the criminal trial behind them, the
L.A. Times reports that the family of Michael Jackson is now shifting its focus to pursue a
wrongful death trial against entertainment giant Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG).
In a negligence complaint filed earlier this year, the Jackson family
alleges that AEG is to blame for Jackson's death. The wrongful death
complaint asserts that AEG contributed to Michael Jackson's death
by "pressuring him to prepare for performances he wasn't physically
capable of pulling off." The pressure to perform, as alleged in the
complaint, pushed Jackson to seek out Conrad Murray and the nightly use
A wrongful death case is similar to any
personal injury action. Where a wrongful death is alleged, the surviving family members
of an individual who dies as the result of another's careless, reckless
or negligent conduct may file a civil lawsuit to recover damages. If successful,
a family may be able to obtain compensation for medical bills, lost income
and loss of companionship. If you have lost a loved one due to the wrongful
conduct of another, an experienced
San Francisco wrongful death attorney can advise you of your rights and provide critical guidance concerning
your next steps.
Here although Murray administered the drugs, the family believe that AEG
is ultimately responsible. Court documents assert that when AEG established
a relationship with Jackson, a legal duty was created to "treat [Jackson]
safely and to not put him in harm's way." By contracting with
Murray, AEG breached that duty and ultimately caused Jackson's harm.
In many instances, more than one person or actor may contribute to the
Perhaps the most difficult thing in life is to lose a loved one due to
another person, group or company's wrongful conduct. Having an experienced
San Francisco personal injury attorney at your side can provide need support,
guidance and advice during this upsetting time. For more information or
to speak to a skilled San Francisco wrongful death attorney, contact the
skilled San Francisco personal injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson,
LLP for a confidential consultation.