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Va. Cir.: Family members can recover for wrongful fetal death (access required)

The Virginia Wrongful Death Act permits the distribution of damages to statutory beneficiaries of a fetus beyond only the natural mother. Background Plaintiff Ampara Lopez Healey lost her baby toward the end of her pregnancy, resulting in a stillborn birth. She brought suit against several facilities and doctors involved in her pregnancy, claiming damages for herself as ...