Eligible Survivor Legal Definition

What is an Eligible Survivor?” 

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Eligible Survivor Legal Definition

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Eligible Survivor legal definition: Eligible survivors are those left behind after the event of a wrongful death. Eligible survivors can vary from state to state, but generally include spouses and children, and/or others who were financially dependent on the deceased.  

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Eligible Survivor in Medical Malpractice Cases

In the case of a patient’s death due to medical malpractice, it is the responsibility of those close family members left behind, such as children or spouses, to file a suit and seek compensation from the negligent party (or parties) involved. It is important to understand your status as an eligible survivor as the conditions of this status may affect a wrongful death lawsuit

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