Yes, in Louisiana the laws are very specific as to the family member(s) who have the right to file a claim or lawsuit for the wrongful death of a loved one.
In Louisiana, only certain people may bring wrongful death and survival claims. Pursuant to Louisiana Civil Code Articles 2315.1 and 2315.2, the following people may bring the actions to the exclusion of those below them on the list:
1. The surviving spouse and child or children or either the spouse or child;
2. The surviving father and mother, or either of them;
3. The surviving brothers and sisters, or any of them; and
4. The surviving grandfathers and grandmothers, or any of them.
Therefore, it is important to consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney as soon as possible in order to understand your rights.
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