Gorovitz & Borten, P.C.
Attorneys at Law

550 Cochituate Road, Suite 25
Framingham, Massachusetts
Tel: (781) 890-9095
Wrongful Death - Beneficiaries
The persons who can recover (beneficiaries) under the wrongful death statute are
clearly specified under the law. They and only they can recover damages and no
other relatives (or persons not related to the decedent) may share directly in the
recovery of a wrongful death action.

The beneficiaries specifically designated in the wrongful death statute are the
spouse and children of a married decedent. In the case of an unmarried decedent,
the next of kin (mother and father, brothers and sisters) are the entitled

In Massachusetts, the right to recovery for an act that negligently caused the
death of a person is governed by Massachusetts General Laws chapter 229.
Chapter 229, also known as the 'Massachusetts Wrongful Death Act', details the

  • Who can be a Plaintiff
  • Who is/are the Defendant(s)
  • Time period to file suit (Statute of Limitations)
  • Who are the possible Beneficiaries
  • Recoverable damages
  • Items not recoverable

If you suspect that you or your loved one was the victim of medical malpractice,
contact us to discuss your particular situation. Protecting your legal rights will
benefit you and your family. Although a lawsuit will never bring back a lost loved
one, at Gorovitz & Borten the medical malpractice attorneys believe it is our duty
(ours and yours) to hold medical providers accountable and to protect future
potential victims by improving the quality of medical care by pursuing cases
against medical providers responsible for a wrongful death.
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