Ainsman Levine, LLC

Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyers

Amazon charged with wrongful death of employee

The trillion-dollar electronic commerce company, Amazon, is currently facing a wrongful death allegation. A claim of wrongful death generally occurs when the victim’s family believes their loved one’s death was caused by another party’s negligence.

In 2016, a 53-year-old Amazon employee tragically suffered a heart attack and died at his home. According to the recent lawsuit, his family is now claiming that Amazon’s failure to provide him disability benefits resulted in his death.

Two years ago, the employee found out he was suffering from HIV. A few weeks later, he suffered injuries after falling in the shower. His doctor urged him to take a medical leave from work. Amazon initially granted the employee a short-term leave of absence and disability insurance under the company’s health plan.

However, the company stopped providing the employee benefits in May 2016. While the employee appealed his request multiple times, he received no response. As a result, the employee began to suffer from severe depression. Tragically, he died six months later.

Amazon is now claiming that it lost the employee’s last appeal request until a few months after his death. Not only could Amazon be liable for the employee’s wrongful death, but the company is also facing claims of breach of contract, disability discrimination and negligence.

Proving a wrongful death claim can be complex. If your loved one recently died, and you think someone else’s negligence might be to blame, consult with legal professionals to determine if you should file a lawsuit.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Association For Justice
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Pennsylvania Association For Justice
  • Best Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
Email Us For A Response

Reach Out To Our Attorneys

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Ainsman Levine, LLC
310 Grant St, Suite 1500
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2300

Toll Free: 800-513-5065
Phone: 412-944-2055
Fax: 412-338-9167
Pittsburgh Law Office Map

Review Us