TITLE 10
Courts and civil procedure–Procedure in particular actions

CHAPTER 10-7
Death By Wrongful Act

SECTION 10-7-5


§ 10-7-5 Liability for medical expense and diminution of earning power.

Whenever the death of a person shall be caused by the wrongful act, neglect, or default of another, and the act, neglect, or default is such as would, if death had not ensued, have entitled the party injured to maintain an action and recover damages in respect thereof, the person who, or the corporation which, would have been liable if death had not ensued shall be liable to an action for damages, in addition to the one provided for under §§ 10-7-1 – 10-7-4 for the hospital, medical, and other expenses incurred, including diminution of earning power until time of death, by or in behalf of the party injured by reason of the wrongful act, neglect or default, notwithstanding the death of the person injured and although the death shall have been caused under such circumstances as amount in law to a felony.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1923, ch. 477, § 1A; P.L. 1953, ch. 3215, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 10-7-5.)