An Update on Wrongful Death Laws and the “Grieving Families Act”—New York State Senate Bill S74A

New York State’s wrongful death laws were originally created in 1847—over 175 years ago. Under the current law, families can only claim damages associated with financial loss such as necessary medical expenses, funeral costs, and the loss of financial support from the deceased. By limiting compensable damages only to those relating to “economic hardship,” families… Read More