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Proposed bill would include fetuses in wrongful death lawsuits

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A bill that aims to make it possible for parents to sue people or medical institutions should wrongful actions cost them the life of their unborn baby  has been proposed.

Senator Glenn Grothman and Representative Andre Jacque, the bill’s sponsors, said the proposal seeks to revise current state laws that allow medical malpractice lawsuits for wrongful death cases of fetuses that are deemed to have been able to survive birth to include all stages of fetuses.

Jacque introduced a related bill in 2011, but was denied at the Senate level last year. He is introducing this bill due to his belief that “all unborn children are just as valued as any other child.”

This bill, should it pass, would offer those who have wrongfully lost a child, even an unborn one, greater rights to seek compensation and justice for their losses. However, even now, many people have the opportunity to file a wrongful death lawsuit if their child is taken away from them by the negligent actions of a medical professional. To better understand this legal situation and your circumstances, call the lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874.