CATCH-22

June 26, 2014

  • 117 Death
  • 117III Actions for Causing Death
  • 117III(A) Right of Action and Defenses
  • 117k12 Grounds of Action
  • 117k15 k. Right of Action of Person Injured.

117 DeathAction under Wrongful Death Act may be said to be derivative of decedent’s rights, for ability to bring wrongful death action depends upon condition that deceased, at time of his death, had he continued to live, would have had right of action against same person or persons for injuries sustained.

Varelis v. Nw. Mem’l Hosp., 657 N.E.2d 997 (Ill. 1995)