Wrongful Death Defense Strategy: Stop Paying Money to Settle Phantom Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful death, as we all know, is a separate cause of action that belongs to the family of the injured party. It cannot arise until his or her death. Therefore, plaintiffs suggest, unless the wrongful death action is specifically settled during the settlement process, it remains lurking in the background as a compensable action.

Don’t fall for it.

In a recently published article, we gave our take on whether it is a good idea to pay money to settle “phantom” wrongful death claims when settling personal injury claims. The short answer is “no.”

To read the full article on this topic that recently appeared in Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc. click here.

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Neal Brown

Neal Brown

Neal Brown is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated trial attorney. He is a founding partner of Waranch & Brown, where he has devoted his career to defending hospitals and health care providers in medical malpractice and related cases.
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