wrongful death(redirected from Wrongful death claim)
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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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|Noun||1.||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|