Wrongful Death Cases: Overview, Recent Amendments, and Interactions with Other Laws

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


This webinar will provide an overview of handling a wrongful death case. We will discuss the procedural aspects of wrongful death cases and the interplay of wrongful death claims with other types of cases and statutory frameworks, including medical malpractice cases, claims against governmental entities, and federal tort claims. We also will discuss the impact of recent changes to the wrongful death statute, including the effective date, application to pending cases, etc. We also will address the practical aspects of handling a wrongful death case including scope of representation when there are multiple statutory beneficiaries.

Adam J. Berger
Adam J. Berger is a shareholder in the Seattle law firm of Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, where his practice focuses on representation of plaintiffs in medical negligence and other claims resulting in serious personal injury and wrongful death. He also...More
Christopher Eric Love
Christopher Love is a Senior Associate Attorney based out of Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala’s Tacoma offices. After serving as a judicial law clerk for seven different Washington State Court of Appeals judges, Christopher joined PCVA where his practice...More

Originally Published

July 9, 2019

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

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  • Wrongful Death Cases: Overview, Recent Amendments, and Interactions with Other Laws
  • Wrongful Death Cases: Overview, Recent Amendments, and Interactions with Other Laws
  • Wrongful Death Cases: Overview, Recent Amendments, and Interactions with Other Laws - Slide Deck

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