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CHILD DEATH CONCEPTS

CHILD DEATH CONCEPTS

Death cases are the more difficult and challenging cases we handle as plaintiff lawyers. Child death cases are particularly difficult in communicating reasons for substantial damages. There is unlikely to be economic losses of substance and there is a lack of a concrete measure of damages for the jury. Here is a memo of some ideas about these cases which might prove helpful. DEALING WITH THE NEGATIVE ATTITUDES . Most jurors have negative attitudes about a parent suing for the…

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ILLUSTRATIVE DAMAGES DIRECT EXAMINATION IN A DEATH CASE

ILLUSTRATIVE DAMAGES DIRECT EXAMINATION IN A DEATH CASE

Dealing with damages in death cases is challenging. There is often aN unspoken feeling on the part of jurors that money won’t bring a deceased back or there is something greedy about asking for money for a dead person. Trying to paint the picture of who the deceased was and reimbursing in money can be difficult. The following is more of an outline of ideas than an outline to question from. It is intended for a close family friend, not…

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DEATH EXPRESSED BY SONG, POEM AND LITERATURE

DEATH EXPRESSED BY SONG, POEM AND LITERATURE

Damages and death cases are often some of the more difficult types of losses we try to juries. We start with the problem of existing bias in most jurors about the subject of death and damages. People often feel that “money won’t bring them back,” or “it’s wrong for someone to get rich over the death of a loved one,” and “time heals all wounds.” Furthermore, it is difficult to put into words ideas that resonate with the idea of…

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