Gorovitz & Borten, P.C.
Attorneys at Law

550 Cochituate Road, SUite 25
Framingham, Massachusetts
Tel: (781) 890-9095
Wrongful Death  
Recoverable Damages
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'. Under the
Massachusetts Wrongful Death Act, the estate-beneficiaries are entitled to recover
for the following:

  • Reasonable expected future income of the decedent
  • Loss of consortium of the decedent
  • Conscious pain and suffering of the decedent prior to his death
  • Medical expenses incurred in the care and treatment of the decedent
  • Funeral and burial expenses of the decedent
  • Punitive damages awarded against the negligent medical provider
  • Interest on the award from the date of filing

If there is a recovery, then the court requires that each of the beneficiaries of the
estate receive a fair allocation or distribution from the estate. The amount received
by one beneficiary may or may not be the same as the amount received by other
beneficiaries; however, it must be fair and cannot be grossly disproportional.

Because of our focus on medical malpractice and wrongful death claims, the
medical malpractice attorneys at Gorovitz & Borten have a unique insight and
understanding in the several components of recoverable damages. We work with
our witnesses (both family, forensic economists and medical experts) to provide
clear, compelling and persuasive testimony on each of the wrongful death
components. By doing so the jurors can readily understand and appreciate the
magnitude of the decedent's loss to the beneficiaries.

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.

If you feel that a medical error, negligence or malpractice has occurred, it is
important that you contact the Boston area medical malpractice attorneys at
Gorovitz & Borten at once, so that your rights can be protected and the statute of
limitations preserved.
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