In an action commenced under § 10-7-5, recovery may be had for punitive damages if such damages would have been recoverable had the decedent survived.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2009, ch. 382, § 2.)

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 10-7-7.1

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.