Medical Malpractice Dictionary: Wrongful death damages discount


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Wrongful death damages discount: Reductions to the amounts of damages in wrongful death law.

Wrongful death damages discount: In computing the pecuniary benefit for a wrongful death damages award, the defendants will try to reduce or discount the amount of the damages. They will attempt to show that the amount lost by no longer having the support of the deceases would be reduced, such as by re-marriage in the future, a future relationship, the possibility of separation or divorce had the deceased lived, or numerous other issues. The issues of wrongful death damages in general differ based on the type of law, the issue at stake, and different state and country jurisdictions. Consult an attorney or professional legal adviser for any advice about wrongful death.

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