The law is specific about who may sue for wrongful death damages. In Louisiana, a wrongful death claim can be brought against the negligent party on behalf of the surviving spouse and children, a parent if there is no spouse or child, siblings if no spouse, child or parent exists, and finally, a grandparent if none of the previous relations to the deceased exist. Exceptions exist which bar a parent who has abandoned the deceased during his or her years of minority, and a surviving relative who is convicted of causing or having a hand in causing the death of the deceased.
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