other parent as a codefendant to answer as to his or her interest;
(2) in case of divorce or dissolution of marriage, the person to whom custody of the child was awarded; and
(3) a guardian, for the injury or death of a protected person.
(d) (e) In case of death of the person to whom custody of a child was
awarded, a personal representative shall be appointed to maintain the
action for the injury or death of the child.
(e) (f) In an action brought by a guardian for an injury to a protected
person, the damages inure to the benefit of the protected person.
(f) (g) In an action to recover for the death of a child, the plaintiff
may recover damages:
(1) for the loss of the child's services;
(2) for the loss of the child's love and companionship; and
(3) to pay the expenses of:
(A) health care and hospitalization necessitated by the wrongful act or omission that caused the child's death;
(B) the child's funeral and burial;
(C) the reasonable expense of psychiatric and psychological counseling incurred by a surviving parent or minor sibling of the child that is required because of the death of the child;
(D) uninsured debts of the child, including debts for which a parent is obligated on behalf of the child; and
(E) the administration of the child's estate, including reasonable attorney's fees.
(g) (h) Damages may be awarded under this section only with
respect to the period of time from the death of the child until:
(1) the date that the child would have reached:
(A) twenty (20) years of age; or
(B) twenty-three (23) years of age, if the child was enrolled in a postsecondary educational institution or in a career and technical education school or program that is not a postsecondary educational program; or
(2) the date of the child's last surviving parent's death;
whichever first occurs.
(h) (i) Damages may be awarded under subsection (f)(2) (g)(2) only
with respect to the period of time from the death of the child until the
date of the child's last surviving parent's death.
(i) (j) Damages awarded under subsection (f)(1), (f)(2), (f)(3)(C),
and (f)(3)(D) (g)(1), (g)(2), (g)(3)(C), and (g)(3)(D) inure to the
(1) the father and mother jointly if both parents had custody of the child;
(2) the custodial parent, or custodial grandparent, and the noncustodial parent of the deceased child as apportioned by the court according to their respective losses; or
(3) a custodial grandparent of the child if the child was not
survived by a parent entitled to benefit under this section.
However, a parent or grandparent who abandoned a deceased child while the child was alive is not entitled to any recovery under this chapter.
(j) (k) This section does not affect or supersede any other right,
remedy, or defense provided by any other law.