Wrongful death is a great tragedy for everyone involved. Losing a loved one due to someone’s negligence and incompetence when it could have been completely avoided only compounds the loss as well as the financial burdens that go with it. At Dan Doyle Law Group, our wrongful death lawyers in Philadelphia,PA want to discuss a recent wrongful death that occurred here in Philadelphia. This tragic event caused the loss of a father and husband inside a county plant.
In April of 2020, Enock Benjamin became infected with COVID-19 while working as a shop steward at a meat processing plant in Montgomery county. The suit filed in May 2020 alleges that the company, JBS, was responsible for Benjamin contracting COVID-19 due to the company’s “negligent, reckless, and outrageous conduct.”
The plant, even though it received health guidelines from the state, remained “cramped and crowded” in work areas, break areas, and other parts of the plant. Benjamin died from COVID-19 related symptoms, mainly respiratory failure. At the plant, in early May, there were 858 confirmed cases at the 22 Pennsylvania plants.
Enock Benjamin left behind a wife and two adult children and his death could have been completely avoided, if not for the alleged negligence of the plant and those in charge.
We constantly hear about the tragic deaths of people dying due to the negligence of others. At Dan Doyle Law Group, our Philadelphia wrongful death attorneys find that many officials and people with power are negligent and irresponsible in their actions, resulting in a tragic and avoidable death.
The family members of the victim in a wrongful death have to deal with such problems such as:
If you lost someone you loved by the careless and negligent actions of someone in the Philadelphia area, please contact us immediately. The statute of limitations on wrongful death is only two years and we know you do not want the time to run out before we can help. We pledge to conduct a full investigation into your claim so we can secure the compensation you need. This can include: