California Code of Civil Procedure Section 377.34

377.34. In an action or proceeding by a decedent s personal representative or successor in interest on the decedent s cause of action, the damages recoverable are limited to the loss or damage that the decedent sustained or incurred before death, including any penalties or punitive or exemplary damages that the decedent would have been entitled to recover had the decedent lived, and do not include damages for pain, suffering, or disfigurement.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 178, Sec. 20. Effective January 1, 1993.)

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