Can I bring a wrongful death case if the victim never had outside employment?

Yes, even if the deceased never held a job outside the home, that person likely contributed in some other way to the family. A good example is a stay-at-home mother who provides guidance, service and nurturing to her family. These things are quantifiable as “pecuniary losses” in a wrongful death case. Wrongful death cases can also be brought on behalf of children and other family members who did not earn an income through a job outside the home. 

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