Survivor Action Legal Definition

What is Survivor Action?” 

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Survivor Action Legal Definition

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Survivor Action legal definition: Survivor action is an action for the recovery of damages for injury to a fatally injured person that is brought by his or her personal representative. If someone is killed in a setting where another party can be held liable, it is possible to sue for damages related to the cost and loss of enjoyment of life that person might have suffered had they survived. 

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Survivor Action in Medical Malpractice Cases

In a medical malpractice setting, survivor action differs from a wrongful death suit, namely in its pursuit to compensate the deceased had they survived, rather than compensate the deceased’s family for incurred emotional distress such as in a wrongful death case.

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