wrongful death

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Death caused by negligence or other wrongful act

wrongful

Forensic medicine An adjective with considerable medico-legal currency, used in several contexts. See Negligence.
Wrongful
Wrongful death An event that is usually regarded as negligent. See Negligence.
 Wrongful birth An event resulting from the failure of a contraceptive or sterilization procedure, eg fallopian tube liagation, failure to diagnose pregnancy, or an unsuccessful attempt to abort a conceptus.
Wrongful life An event in which legal action may be taken by–or on behalf of the baby suffering from a hereditary or congenital defect, eg Down syndrome or other disease, eg rubella, who would not have been born had the parents had the knowledge to opt for an abortion; WL represents either the failure to diagnose in utero a condition that would lead to a major life-long handicap or recognize such a condition in a sibling, allowing a 2º, similarly afflicted, child to be born; the child is the defendant named in a lawsuit initiated to defray the incurred and anticipated medical, nursing and related health expenses; in both WB and WL, the defendant may be liable for support and care of the infant from 'cradle to grave'

wrongful death

Loss of life caused by negligent, illegitimate, or illegal acts.
See also: death
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(181) This line, therefore, focuses on unearthing the subjective reasoning behind the late filing of a wrongful death claim and prevents injustice.
" As no state opinion clearly decided the issue, the district court made an informed prediction that the SJC would hold that 'a wrongful death claim is a derivative claim as to which the decedent's representatives and beneficiaries would be bound by [the decedent's] agreement to arbitrate.'
Wilson, the Supreme Court of Missouri held in the instant case that Appellants' wrongful death claim under section 537.080.1 failed because Mr.
Separately, Health Minister Wael Abu Faour referred a complaint against a private hospital to the Beirut Order of Physicians following a wrongful death claim.
NEW YORK -- The family of a comedian killed in the New Jersey Turnpike crash that seriously injured Tracy Morgan last summer has settled a wrongful death claim with Wal-Mart.
(1) Part III will summarize the popular history of the wrongful death cause of action, showing that the dichotomous lines of cases both upholding and denying the common law existence of a wrongful death claim indicate that such suits are indeed "hard cases" in the Dworkinian sense of the phrase.
(165) The defendant countered that the wrongful death claim should have been thrown out, as the failure to diagnose the cancer was not the proximate cause of the patient's death.
Since appellant's wrongful death claim stems solely from an insured's bodily injury" we hold that appellant's wrongful death claim is excluded from coverage and that [the insurer] has no duty to defend or indemnify its insured." Cincinnati Indem.
Consider the wrongful death claim that arose one summer night about 10 years ago.
Gruszecki, and granted Plantation's motion for summary judgment as to the wrongful death claim only.
A MAJORITY OF THE FIFTH CIRCUIT REVERSES AND REMANDS THE DISTRICT COURT'S DISMISSAL OF A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM AS OUT OF TIME, FINDING THAT LOUISIANA'S CHOICE OF LAW STATUTE CALLED FOR THE APPLICATION OF IRAQ'S LONGER STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS BUT THAT COMPELLING CONSIDERATIONS OF REMEDIAL JUSTICE REQUIRED THE COURT TO ALLOW THE SUIT TO PROCEED ONCE PLAINTIFFS ESTABLISH THE ACTUAL DATE ON WHICH THEY HAD GOTTEN NOTICE OF THE TRAGEDY