New York is one of only two states that do not compensate for emotional loss in wrongful death lawsuits, but that may change with the Grieving Families Act awaiting a signature from Gov. Kathy Hochul.
Under current law, a deceased person’s potential future income largely determines the amount family members can receive in a successful suit. The Grieving Families Act would permit loved ones to also sue for emotional loss, including grief, anguish and loss of companionship.
Alabama is the other state without such a provision, according to the New York Public Interest Research Group and the American Association for Justice.
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