West Virginia High Court: Ectopic Fetus Not Covered By Wrongful Death Statute

(December 20, 2019, 9:53 AM EST) -- CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The term “person” as used in the West Virginia wrongful death statute does not include an ectopic embryo or an ectopic fetus, the West Virginia high court concluded Nov. 22 in an action over the termination of an ectopic pregnancy that occurred after a woman underwent a bilateral tubal ligation (Marwan F. Saleh v. Angie Damron, et al., No. 18-1112, W.Va. Sup., 2019 W.Va. LEXIS 620)....

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