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My question is , if my friend dies, will the case still proceed and will I have difficulty with the inheritance. You should also know I am his health proxy and the executor of his estate.
No, it will not affect your eventual inheritance at all. If friend passes, the estate, and you as the executor, would just continue to pursue the case until it is resolved. Cases don't stop if the plaintiff passes, the estate just "steps into their shoes" and continues indefinitely until it is settled and the estate receives the funds.