Kirk Jenkins at Sedgwick LLP writes that a unanimous Illinois Supreme Court added a new complication for plaintiffs’ counsel handling wrongful death cases late last week, unanimously holding in In re Estate of Perry C. Powell that an attorney representing the decedent in a wrongful death action owes a duty of due care akin to the duty owed his direct client – the representative of the estate – to the decedent’s beneficiaries.

via Illinois Supreme Court Holds Wrongful Death Attorney Owes Duty to Decedent’s Beneficiaries | Sedgwick LLP – JDSupra.

Posted by Lewis J. Saret, Co-General Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.