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There are a different set of monetary damages that can be claimed in a wrongful death lawsuit. Aside for any claims for funeral expenses and medical bills, there are additional damages that can be awarded. "Pecuniary injuries", or financial injuries, such as lack of support for the future can also be awarded. Lack of the prospect of inheritance and services (such as the "service" of being a parent) can also carry monetary awards. If pecuniary injuries are awarded in a wrongful death lawsuit, there will also be interest paid on the damages from the date of death.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|