18 Oct: Doria Calls For Justice In Wrongful Death Cases

TRENTON – Senator Joseph V. Doria announced earlier this week the support of the Consumers for Civil Justice (CCJ) for his bill, S-176, which would amend the “Wrongful Death Act” in New Jersey to provide fairness and justice to families who have lost a loved one due to wrongful death.

“I’m very happy to announce the support of the CCJ in pushing for justice for families grieving wrongful deaths,” said Senator Doria, D-Hudson. “In New Jersey, the current law is way too restrictive in terms of recoverable damages, especially in cases where there is no financial loss to the surviving family members, like the death of a small child. I think it’s inhumane, and unfair, to tell grieving families that since their loss doesn’t hit them in the wallet, that they aren’t entitled to some form of compensation to help make them whole.”