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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Los Angeles, CA, July 13, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Grayson & Grayson personal injury law firm (http://www.markgraysonlaw.com/) has announced legal assistance and representation for families of victims of wrongful deaths. 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.
Wrongful deaths can be caused due to a negligent act, a wrongful act or even medical malpractice.
No aspect is more tangled than the remedies for maritime wrongful deaths of "nonseafarers," i.e., those who are not seamen or longshore workers.
Depending on the fortuity of where a nonseafarer's fatal injury occurs on the world's navigable waters, survivors who sue in courts in the United States either may be able to invoke modern maritime choice of law rules to access economic and noneconomic damages under state wrongful death laws or they may be limited to their "pecuniary" losses (i.e., economic damages) by the 1920 Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA).
(249.) Note that, unlike Judge Brown in Law, this court was of the opinion that the availability of the saving to suitors clause to high seas wrongful deaths
The following study analyzes the current maritime law of wrongful death as it pertains to the high seas.
Despite the pitfalls, courts have awarded some damages for the wrongful deaths of unborn children.
of Eldredge & Clark, Little Rock, discusses the increasing numbers of courts and legislatures recognizing actions for wrongful death of unborn children:
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.
Los Angeles, CA, October 16, 2011 --(PR.com)-- LA-based personal injury law firm, Grayson & Grayson (http://www.markgraysonlaw.com/) to provide legal representation in wrongful death cases.
3/12: The National Center for Lesbian Rights files a wrongful death suit on behalf of Sharon Smith, the partner of Diane Whipple, against the owners of the dogs that killed Whipple.
Calhoun(12) a unanimous Court held that federal maritime law does not preempt state law remedies in wrongful death actions involving non-seafarers killed in U.S.