Minnesota Medical Malpractice

Legal Outline
In 2023, Minnesota changed the law to allow survival actions

UPDATE: The previous post below is no longer accurate in light of the amendment of Minn. Stat. 573.01 on May 20, 2023. That statute was amended to allow a personal injury claim to “survive[] the death of any party” as opposed to “die[] with the person.” Previous post: Minnesota is in the minority of states […]

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Wrongful Death Damages

Damages in a Minnesota wrongful death lawsuit are defined as the pecuniary loss suffered by the next of kin. Minn. Stat. § 573.02. “Pecuniary” means money and the relevant jury instruction asks the jury to determine an amount of money that will fairly and adequately compensate the next of kin for the losses that they […]

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