wrongful-death action.A lawsuit brought on behalf of a decedent’s survivors for their damages resulting from a tortious injury that caused the decedent’s death. — Also termed death action; death case. Cf. SURVIVAL ACTION. [Cases: Death  7–12. C.J.S. Aeronautics and Aerospace § 273; Death §§ 17–31, 102.]
[Blacks Law 8th]