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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Adams misappropriated and spent a $50,000 settlement from a 2004 wrongful death claim filed by the woman's estate.
PALMDALE - A Palmdale woman whose infant daughter was placed in foster care after birth and died six weeks later has filed a wrongful death claim against Los Angeles County.
His widow Cheryl blames the Bonaventura Balloon Company for the tragic accident and has launched a wrongful death claim.
Ayup's motions for directed verdicts regarding the plaintiff's wrongful death claim.
At the trial court level, plaintiffs from China and India filed a wrongful death claim in California for an airplane crash that occurred in China.
Muller's survivors filed a wrongful death claim last week in Lane County Circuit Court.
Heritage settled the Brooks' family's wrongful death claim for $405,000.
In addition to other certified questions, the court had been requested to address whether the elements of economic damages awardable in statutorily created voluntary binding arbitration of a medical malpractice wrongful death claim are controlled by the provisions establishing the arbitration process set forth in the medical malpractice act or by the provisions controlling the elements of damages set forth in the Wrongful Death Act.
To settle the wrongful death claim, the county paid $160,000 to the Jonas family - of which $62,000 went to attorney's fees and costs.
Mary Corson filed a lawsuit after school officials rejected her $10 million wrongful death claim.
The boy's guardian ad litem, Lynn Brock, filed a wrongful death claim against Smith and Dana Wedincamp, the driver of the other car.
Ronel Huggins in the wrongful death claim against Eastern Healthcare Group, the company responsible for providing health care for the Sumter County Detention Center.