Articles Tagged with Wrongful Death Fetus

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A complicated legal question is whether a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed when an unborn child (fetus)  is killed by a negligent or wrongful act of another.  Although the loss of an expected child is always heartbreaking and devastating, the parents cannot always recover in a civil lawsuit for that loss.

Death of a fetus can occur where the mother dies as well, or, for example, trauma occurs in an event such as a car accident, which results in death of the fetus but the mother survives.  In either situation a legal question arises … does the death of the fetus elicit a cause of action of wrongful death?