WRONGFUL DEATH

Information useful for wrongful death cases.

The key elements that must be considered in a wrongful death damages analysis include: (i) the decedent’s earning capacity to measure lost earnings, (ii) the value of lost employment benefits, (iii) the value of lost household services, (iv) wage growth and price inflation, (v) life expectancy and worklife expectancy, (vi) the decedent’s personal consumption expenditures, (viii) discounting future losses to present value, (ix) pre-judgment interest, and (x) adjustments for the effects of taxes.