New York is one of only a handful of states with a wrongful death statute that does not allow recovery for the suffering caused to family members over the tragic loss of their loved one.  Nor does it compensate them for certain other kinds of non-economic damages. In New York, under current law, compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one is largely limited to financial losses rather than emotional ones suffered by the family.  Family members can also seek damages for their loved one’s pain and suffering prior to death.  For example,...