Practice Areas

Wrongful Death

For over 30 years Attorney Dunn has represented spouses, children, parents and families of individuals who have suffered wrongful death as a result of another parties negligence or failure to exercise appropriate care for such person’s safety and well-being. Wrongful death cases can arise from unacceptable medical treatment; motor vehicle accidents; premise liability; product liability and other forms of neglect.

Boston MA Wrongful Death Lawyer

Theses cases involve claims for the decedent’s pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses incurred prior to the death. More importantly, wrongful death claims involve recovery for the decedent’s beneficiaries, who most often include spouses, parents, children, and other family members for the losses they have suffered because of the decedent’s death. Recovery includes compensation for damages such as reasonably expected support and services, as well as the loss of the decedent’s society, companionship, consortium, guidance, love, and affection, which can often times be difficult to quantify. Unlike general negligence law, if the decedent’s death is caused by the willful, wanton or reckless misconduct, or gross negligence, the beneficiaries may also be entitled to recover punitive damages. These cases require a high degree of care and sensitivity, as the loss of a loved one is always emotionally difficult. If these cases are not handled in a caring and sensitive manner, the legal system can create yet additional, and unnecessary, stresses for those who have already suffered damages.


For a sample of recent wrongful death cases handled by Attorney Dunn

If somebody in your family has died as a result of another’s negligence or gross negligence, whatever the cause, please contact Attorney Dunn for a consultation. After consultation, and in most cases a review of relevant documents such as accident reports and other investigatory materials, medical records, death certificates and autopsy reports, Attorney Dunn can determine whether he believes you may have a meritorious legal claim that is in your best interest to pursue.


Our family is very pleased at the successful resolution that you were able to achieve on our behalf. Although the loss of our father can’t be replaced by the compensation we received, it at least provided some acknowledgement that his death could have been avoided if he had received proper treatment. Your help in guiding us through the process; working through the medical issues, and keeping us involved, we appreciated. Your guidance in determining the right amount of compensation, and the fact that you always kept us informed and sought our input at each critical stage of the case, was meaningful to us. We never felt that you did not have our best interests in mind at all times…

– Family whose father died in a nursing home due to inadequate medical care


My grandmother passed away as a result of an accident that she suffered at the facility where she lived. Although my grandmother was elderly and had a number of medical issues, including blindness, Attorney Dunn was willing to accept her case because he felt that those in charge of the property where she was living failed to provide for her safety. He was also convinced, and was able to prove, that the defendant was grossly negligent for which the jury awarded our family punitive damages in the wrongful death case that we filed.

– Granddaughter of elderly woman who died as a result of a fall


Attorney Leo J. Dunn III
77 Franklin Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02111
Phone: (617) 367-6767
Fax: (617) 367-6765

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