Super. Ct. rebuffs bid to minimize wrongful death recovery

Decedent’s mother, who is mentally disabled, was unable to testify eloquently at trial about the effect of losing her daughter. Her disability also limited the amount of contact she had been able to have with her daughter. Defendants argued that her testimony was insufficient to support the amount the jury awarded under the Wrongful Death Act and the trial court agreed, granting a new trial.

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