wrongful death

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wrongful death

n.
A cause of action for civil damages based on a wrongful act or negligence that caused the death of a family member of the plaintiff.
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Noun1.wrongful death - a death that results from a wrongful act or from negligence; a death that can serve as the basis for a civil action for damages on behalf of the dead person's family or heirs
death, decease, expiry - the event of dying or departure from life; "her death came as a terrible shock"; "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"
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Wrongful deaths fall under the California personal injury litigation which allows the family of victims to ask for compensation from the party whose wrongful act or negligence resulted in the death of an individual.
No aspect is more tangled than the remedies for maritime wrongful deaths of "nonseafarers," i.
The suit is filed even though California law prohibits gay people from filing such suits for the wrongful deaths of their partners.
Nevertheless, some damages for wrongful deaths of unborn children have included: (1) loss of companionship and affection the child could have provided the relative; (2) pecuniary loss to parents based on the earning power of the child and likely contribution to parents; and (3) sorrow, mental distress, and bereavement of relatives.
2 million to settle two lawsuits alleging wrongful deaths at the hands of LAPD officers, including $2.
Wrongful deaths are those that are caused due to negligence of others on the road, in an operating room or on somebody else's property.
The plaintiffs, who are suing Simpson for the wrongful deaths of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman, claim Simpson was two miles away killing his ex-wife and her friend.
Significantly, the Jones Act and many state wrongful death statutes did not establish liability for wrongful deaths arising from the maritime doctrine of unseaworthiness.