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What happens to my award if there is more than one named defendant in my wrongful death lawsuit?

Many factors affect the amount of compensation that can be received in a wrongful death lawsuit. This amount will depend on who is responsible for the death, how many plaintiffs are there and who is liable for paying costs of the death.

There can be multiple potential defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit, and one or more can be named in a suit. The people or entities that can be named in each claim will depend on the details of every case. The defendants can include but are not limited to: employers, negligent individuals and insurance companies.

Furthermore, in a medical negligence case, in Texas, there is a limit on the amount that can be awarded to the plaintiff. If there are multiple defendants, such as nurses or physicians, a limit is placed on the amount of non-economic damages that survivors are granted from each defendant.

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