Wrongful Death

As far as personal injuries go, the worst injury one can suffer as a result of someone else's intentional or negligent behavior is death. While the injured party can't file a wrongful death lawsuit, his or her surviving family members can file a suit on behalf of the deceased person, also referred to as the decedent. Although a successful wrongful death suit can't bring the victim back, it can allow the victim's loved ones to receive compensation for their loss. Damages in a wrongful death suit can include loss of support, any medical and funeral expenses, and the loss of consortium. FindLaw's Wrongful Death section provides information about wrongful death as well as the process for filing a wrongful death suit. In this section, you can also find articles explaining patient-doctor privilege, the discovery rule, and wrongful death cases involving children and the elderly.

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