In their Trial Practice column, Robert S. Kelner and Gail S. Kelner of Kelner & Kelner write that pecuniary loss may include compensable losses of a personal nature, such as loss of guidance. Distinguishing a claim for loss of guidance from a claim for loss of companionship or consortium, which is not compensable in New York, has been extensively examined by the courts.
Pecuniary Loss in a Wrongful Death Action
New York Law Journal
September 24, 2013