Damages In Tennessee Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Tennessee wrongful death lawyers can help clients recover the following types of damages in wrongful death lawsuits:(a) medical expenses; (b) funeral bills; (c) conscious pain and suffering from the date of the injury until the date of death; (d) loss of enjoyment of life between the date of injury and death; (e) loss of earning capacity between the date of injury and death; and (f) the pecuniary value of life.

The "pecuniary value of life" includes the present value of the decedent’s lost future earning capacity minus those living expenses necessary to maintain the decedent’s person so that he  or she can work. In cases involving the death of a spouse, the surviving spouse can recover damages for the loss of love, society and affection of the decedent. In cases involving the death of a parent, the children can recover damages for the loss of love, society, affection and guidance of the parent. In cases involving the death of a child, the parents can recover damages for the loss of love, society and affection of their child.  Each of these types of damages are included in the definition of the “pecuniary value of life.”