Court: Adult Children Without Pecuniary Loss Can’t Recover Wrongful Death Proceeds
(May 3, 2016, 11:07 AM EDT) -- HARRISBURG, Pa. — Adult children who enjoyed little contact with their father before his death from mesothelioma are not entitled to wrongful death proceeds in an asbestos action, a Pennsylvania appeals court held April 25 (Betty Welles Campbell, et al. v. A.O. Smith Corp., et al., No. 663 WDA 2015, Pa. Super.; 2016 Pa. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1354).
(Opinion available. Document #01-160504-009Z.)
After being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma in 2011, Samuel Campbell Sr. sued two dozen defendants in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas....