Wrongful death damages in Pennsylvania are limited to pecuniary losses only. The author examines the history of this rule and the reasons why it is outdated. The author suggests that Pennsylvania law should be changed to conform with that of the majority of states to include compensation for emotional losses such as loss of companionship and society.
Wrongful Death Damages in Pennsylvania: A Suggestion for Expanded Recovery,
Duq. L. Rev.
Available at: https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol22/iss4/5