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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The Nursing Home Complaint Center says, "There are a lot more victims of wrongful deaths at nursing homes, than any other type of wrongful death we can think of.
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.
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The suit is filed even though California law prohibits gay people from filing such suits for the wrongful deaths of their partners.
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Panish, "Singapore Airlines has at last been held accountable by a federal court jury for the wrongful deaths of Richard and Ching Ying Wu.
However, celebrity or not, there are close to 100,000 wrongful deaths a year in the United States due to medical negligence and one million personal injury claims made each year due to medical malpractice.
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.
Plaintiffs Sidney and Christina Wu filed suit on February 23, 2001 against Singapore Airlines for the wrongful deaths of their parents, Richard Tzuen Ren Wu and Ching Ying Wu, who were killed when Singapore Airlines Flight SQ006 crashed before take-off on October 31, 2000 at Chiang Kai Shek International Airport in Taipei, Taiwan.