Am I able to recover medical expenses in my wrongful death lawsuit?

Yes, you should be able to recover medical expenses in your wrongful death lawsuit. Keep in mind, though, that the only costs in such a lawsuit that are variable are non-economic. Expenses that you have already paid or have been asked to render in relation to the death (funeral, burial, medical bills) should be repaid in full.

It is important to also note that if the wrongful death was egregious the court may order the defendant to pay exemplary/punitive damages. This is considered to be a penalty for the defendant’s negligence to make certain a similar mistake does not happen again.

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