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In the state of Florida there is an exception in our wrongful death statute for medical malpractice actions and it works like this. If you die on the table in the hospital and you aren’t married, the case dies with you. You must have a spouse in a wrongful death case in order to proceed medical malpractice or medical negligence to the same thing in the state of Florida. Contrast that with say an unfortunate situation where an adult is run over by a vehicle. If that person is not married under our wrongful death act, there may still be an opportunity for adult children to bring an action on their behalf, but not in medical malpractice.