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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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Separately, Health Minister Wael Abu Faour referred a complaint against a private hospital to the Beirut Order of Physicians following a wrongful death claim.
Although a formal lawsuit was not filed, a wrongful death claim was made on behalf of Glenn's parents and her four children.
As a result of the incident, Alvarado's family has filed a wrongful death claim against the Border Patrol, suggesting that the agent who fired the 10 shots had a long history of misconduct in a previous law enforcement job and should not have been on patrol.
Gruszecki, and granted Plantation's motion for summary judgment as to the wrongful death claim only.
Regarding the wrongful death claim, the appellate court found that Jack presented no law or policy argument that would motivate the court from deviating from the established law that "an insane defendant who is not criminally liable may still be liable in a civil suit.
Whitman further alleged that Kean had died under "unusual circumstances," that his death required "further investigation" and that Whitman desired to obtain medical records in the possession of Trinity "in order to determine whether there [were] grounds to assert a wrongful death claim on behalf of the estate of the decedent.
A woman whose husband committed suicide after taking antidepressants can pursue a wrongful death claim against the doctor who prescribed them even though the husband had signed a contract agreeing to settle any issues with his doctor in arbitration, the Utah Supreme Court has ruled.
ROSAMOND -- The father of a 5-year-old boy who authorities said was beaten to death by his mother's boyfriend has filed a $5 million wrongful death claim against Los Angeles County.
Proof of an asbestos personal injury or wrongful death claim does not need to be filed with the Bankruptcy Court at this time.
His widow Cheryl blames the Bonaventura Balloon Company for the tragic accident and has launched a wrongful death claim.
The state Supreme Court of Mississippi declared that an unborn child could be considered a "person" in a wrongful death claim brought by a mother whose child died in a miscarriage.
Perhaps because the personal representative could still pursue the wrongful death claim, it appears the wife did seek Florida Supreme Court review based on the certified conflict.