Mike B asks “What happens if during a personal injury or medical malpractice case, the plaintiff succumbs to their injuries and dies? Does it cause a new action to be filed or simply the old one to be amended? And more importantly does it affect the damages that can be recovered?”
Mike, there are many variables to this complex question, and I can only provide a general overview in response. It is not legal advice. More facts are needed. If you have suffered a loss such as this, you should consult with a trial lawyer immediately.