Simple Definition of wrongful death
law : a death caused by someone's mistake or by someone's improper act
Full Definition of wrongful death
: a death caused by the negligent, willful, or wrongful act, neglect, omission, or default of another
Examples of wrongful death
She filed a wrongful death suit against the hospital, alleging that its negligence led to her daughter's death.
First Known Use of wrongful death
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up wrongful death? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).