Wrongful death damages are intended to compensate both the estate and the survivors of the decedent. In Indiana, wrongful death damages are really dependent on the status of the decedent to the survivors at the time of the decedents death. Damages could include hospital and medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, lost wages, as well as wages that the decedent would have earned throughout his or her lifetime, and cost of pursuing the medical Malpractice action. Wrongful death damages are complex, in that certain damages are kept by statute. That’s why it’s important that you hire an experienced Wrongful Death Attorney to help you navigate through those complexities.
If you feel you’re entitled to wrongful death damages, contact Partner Jeffrey S. Wrage for help to answer those questions.