These are the toughest cases of all--not just legally but emotionally as well. When a loved one is killed due to the negligence of another the entire family has suffered a life changing event. It is not just a “ripple effect” but more like a tsunami. Under Oklahoma’s Wrongful Death statutes spouses, children and parents are allowed to recover damages. This includes much more than simply calculating loss of future earnings and funeral expenses. Allowance is provided for loss of consortium, love and affection, services, pain and suffering of the deceased in certain cases, Loss of “parenthood” is now being recognized in cases involving children. Again, experts are often necessary to maximize recovery.