Siblings of Deceased Child Could Not Recover on Wrongful Death and Survival Claims

Vol 30 No 2

Beggs v. State Dep’t of Social & Health Servs., 2011 WL 543817 (Wash.).


Adoptive children whose sibling died due to foster mother’s neglect could not recover on wrongful death and survival claims against health care providers. Siblings were unable to show they were dependent on child, and although health care providers are subject to civil claims under mandatory reporting statute, court upheld lower court’s partial summary judgment order dismissing claims against health care providers.

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