2021 Georgia Code
Title 51 - Torts
Chapter 4 - Wrongful Death
§ 51-4-4. Wrongful Death of Child

Universal Citation: GA Code § 51-4-4 (2021)

The right to recover for the homicide of a child shall be as provided in Code Section 19-7-1.

(Code 1933, § 105-1307, enacted by Ga. L. 1980, p. 1154, § 2.)

Law reviews.

- For survey article on wills, trusts, guardianships, and fiduciary administration, see 59 Mercer L. Rev. 447 (2007). For note, "Not Just For Kids: Why Georgia's Statutory Disinheritance of Deadbeat Parents Should Extend to Intestate Adults," see 43 Ga. L. Rev. 867 (2009).



  • General Consideration



- Effect of death of beneficiary upon right of action under death statute, 13 A.L.R.4th 1060.

Recovery of damages for grief or mental anguish resulting from death of child - modern cases, 45 A.L.R.4th 234.

Excessive and adequacy of damages for personal injuries resulting in death of minor, 49 A.L.R.4th 1076.

Wrongful death: surviving parent's minority as tolling limitation period on suit for child's wrongful death, 54 A.L.R.4th 362.

Workers' compensation act as precluding tort action for injury to or death of employee's unborn child, 55 A.L.R.4th 792.

Excessiveness or adequacy of damages awarded for parents' noneconomic loss caused by personal injury or death of child, 61 A.L.R.4th 413.

Effect of death of beneficiary, following wrongful death, upon damages, 73 A.L.R.4th 441.

Recovery of damages for loss of consortium resulting from death of child - modern status, 77 A.L.R.4th 411.

Who, other than parent, may recover for loss of consortium on death of minor child, 84 A.L.R.5th 687.

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