New Jersey law allows for hospitals to be sued for negligence which results in the death of an individual, such as a patient or someone visiting a patient in a hospital. There may be medical malpractice or negligence which led to a patient's death, or there may be a premises liability claim. For instance, a hospital may be negligent in maintaining its premises, which leads to a fall down accident and ultimately death of the victim.
It is important to note that under New Jersey's wrongful death statute, only administrators of an estate or a special administrator (administrator ad prosequendum) if the deceased died intestate/without a will, may bring a wrongful death action on behalf of the estate of the deceased.
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