Kendall Carver and Jamie Barnett

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"Obsolete" Law Prevents Fair Compensation

By Kendall Carver and Jamie Barnett 2017-06-25 19:33:20

“I’m sorry, but your loved one’s life was worthless, economically speaking.” Just imagine hearing those words while you are grieving the loss of your spouse, parent, or child. Countless people actually have. Many have suffered what professional mental health experts refer to as “secondary victimization” when their retired or minor aged loved one dies while on a cruise ship vacation.  Why? Because of an antiquated, obsolete 1926 law known as the Death on the High Seas Act or DOHSA....

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