What types of damages are available in a New York wrongful death claim?

Some of the damages that could be recovered in a wrongful death case include:

  • Costs associated with the death, such as medical and funeral expenses
  • Loss of the decedent’s future earnings
  • Loss of benefits such as pension, medical coverage, etc.
  • Loss of guidance and advice to children
  • Loss of household services to the decedent’s spouse
  • The decedent’s pain and suffering.