Bed-Stuy father advocates for Grieving Families Act following fiancées death in childbirth

A grieving father who lost his fiancée after childbirth at Woodhull Hospital is advocating to reform of the state’s Grieving Families Act after Gov. Kathy Hochul vetoed the bill for a second time.

A new bill seeking to revamp the Grieving Families Act would allow families looking for compensation following a wrongful death to seek damages for grief and anguish, not just financial loss, as the law currently allows.