While the circumstances surrounding a wrongful death lawsuit are never pleasant, this may be the only way for a family to begin to recover from their loss. If the estate of the deceased victim can prove that their loved one died as a result of the negligence of another person, they may be entitled to substantial pecuniary damages for pain and suffering, lost wages of the deceased, medical expenses incurred prior to death, and funeral expenses. Contact one of our expert Massachusetts wrongful death attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to help guide you through the complicated litigation process at 617-787-3700.
The family of a man who became unresponsive while in police custody, and later died from his injuries, has accepted a $100,000 settlement from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. David Harjo, 59 years-old, died in April 2014 from blunt force trauma to the head. His son filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city claiming Harjo suffered the head injury while in police custody. The city, though, claimed it was unclear when Harjo suffered the fatal injury and in reaching the settlement did not admit liability.
On the night of the incident, Mr. Harjo was taken by ambulance to the Deaconess Hospital after complaining of chest pains. When he was going to be discharged shortly before midnight, he still was intoxicated. Following protocol, hospital staff called the police to take Mr. Harjo to a detox center. The detox center, though, refused to accept Mr. Harjo because he was unable to walk on his own. He was then taken back to the hospital where he was examined which is when a head injury and brain bleed were discovered.
Has a loved one of yours been a victim of a Massachusetts wrongful death as a result of the negligence of another? If so, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for the pain and suffering and economic damages caused by the loss. Please contact one of our expert wrongful death personal injury attorneys here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm, who will work tirelessly on your case. Call us at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!