The loss of a loved one can be a difficult time for a family. When the death is a result of the negligence of another person or company, there can be many emotions felt including anger, resentment and sorrow. Overwhelmingly, families beg the question, "why?" In such cases, families can opt to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the person or company responsible for their loved one's untimely death.
Recently, the family of a woman who died filed a negligence and wrongful death lawsuit against Discovery Communications in federal court. The woman was filming a pilot episode for a new reality television show called "Brothers in Arms." The show sought to focus on the woman's family business, a shooting range and firearms shop. The lawsuit was filed by the woman's husband and daughter. The lawsuit alleges that the beginning credits of the television show sought to have the employees of the shop walk through clouds of smoke. However, during the filming of the opening scene, a pyrotechnic device failed and killed the woman after projectiles struck her. Furthermore, the lawsuit alleges that there were no licensed pyrotechnic operators on set during filming of the pilot episode.