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Most Americans die in the hospital

When you ask people where they would like to pass away, when that day finally comes, the vast majority of them simply pick their homes. They would like to be at home, likely surrounded by their loved ones. That's what about 80 percent of people choose when asked, and you probably fall into that number as well.

Here are the 10 types of cancer that take the most lives

The word cancer often makes people think of a typically fatal disease that can end your life far before you expected to pass away. However, though any type of cancer can prove deadly, there are certainly some types that pose a far greater risk than others.

The risk of death in a home birth

The idea of a home birth has gained a lot of traction in recent years. Proponents like the idea of staying at home, talking about how hospitals are where sick people go -- not an ideal environment for a newborn baby. They also often enjoy the idea of being in the comfort of their own home during such an ordeal.

How are damages different in a wrongful death case?

Whenever someone passes away as a result of a doctor's error, the family members of the deceased may have the right to pursue wrongful death claims. A wrongful death claim related to medical malpractice, however, is different from a claim related to a car accident, drowning or premises liability incident. That's because of the environment and circumstances that might lead to a malpractice death.

What factors will affect the amount of a wrongful death recovery?

Most family members who are pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit want an idea of how much money in damages they can — or should — pursue. The answer to this question is difficult to pin down until the wrongful death suit progresses further into litigation. However, there generally needs to be a starting point, i.e., an initial dollar amount to be claimed in the lawsuit.

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