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Otani, ex rel., Shigaki v. Broudy

(2004) In a wrongful death case arising out of medical malpractice, the trial judge found the surgeon negligent and awarded damages including $450,000 for the decedent’s loss of enjoyment of life. The defendant surgeon appealed. The Supreme Court held that damages were not available for the decedent’s loss of enjoyment of life under Washington’s survival statutes.

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