Nebraska Lawsuit Filed – Cites Death of a Fetus Law

The parents of a Maryland family have filed a lawsuit in Nebraska that invokes a 2003 Nebraska state law for the first time.

In September, a horrific Nebraska car accident claimed the lives of parents, their two children, and an unborn child. The law, extending legal protection to fetuses at any stage of development, is being invoked for the first time since its inception in 2003 in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of the family.

Numerous people involved with passing the Nebraska law said they were unaware of it being used in court before. It appears there is no precedent for it. Certainly, it stirs up a lot of political and emotional issues. It will be interesting to see how this tragic case plays out.

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