Wrongful Death: What type of damages may be recovered by the family members of one who dies due to the negligence of others?
Chicago, IL medical malpractice attorney Jeffrey M. Goldberg talks about the damages that can be recovered for the family members of someone who dies due to negligence of others.
Depending on the state and it varies state by state but you can recover for the loss of earnings and loss of financial contribution the person would have made, loss of services that an unemployed husband or wife or other family member would have made. But also, loss of society and companionship, the loss of love of being with your companion, your child, your parent, whatever the case may be. This, obviously, can get into millions and millions of dollars for the death of someone.