Wisconsin Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Wisconsin Wrongful Death Lawsuit Moves Forward in Courts

by Keith Adkins | November 21st, 2013

November 21, 2013

When a person loses his or her life as the result of someone else’s negligence, victims’ families may have a right to attempt to hold the entities responsible for their loss liable for damages through civil litigation. The Wisconsin Wrongful Death Attorneys with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz explain that a wrongful death case was recently filed in Sheboygan County Circuit Court following the murder of a young photographer in 2005.

An article from the Green Bay Press Gazette states that on Halloween in 2005, a then 43-year-old man and his 16-year-old nephew killed a 24-year-old photographer on a tract of land near Mishicot, Wisconsin. Both men were later convicted of criminal charges in connection with the incident, and the family of the victim filed a civil case against both men. The lawsuit alleged that the actions of the two men were responsible for the loss of family’s loved one.

Criminal trials and numerous appeals held up the civil claim. But just recently, the case was assigned to a judge for a hearing.

The law firm’s team of Green Bay Personal Injury Lawyers recognizes how difficult it can be to lose a loved one and are hopeful a decision in the case will bring some closure to the family of the victim.

Appleton Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Assisted Living Facility

by Keith Adkins | July 11th, 2013

July 11, 2013

A Wisconsin Wrongful Death Lawsuit was filed on behalf of an 85-year-old woman who died after wandering away from an assisted living facility. The lawsuit claims the woman’s death was caused by the negligence of the facility and its staff members.

An article published by The Northwestern explains that on January 17, 2013 in Appleton, Wisconsin, surveillance video from The Heritage shows the victim walking out of an exit door just after midnight. Records from the facility show her being asleep in her bed at a 2 a.m. bed check.

The video continues to show the woman attempting to re-enter the facility for roughly half an hour before wandering away. She was found covered in lesions and bruises just before 5 a.m. one mile from the facility.

Paramedics attempted to rush the woman to a hospital, but she died along the way. The coroner determined the victim died as a result of hypothermia caused by exposure to frigid outdoor temperatures. Her injuries were caused by several falls she suffered during the incident.

The family filed suit for an unspecified amount, claiming the facility failed to protect their loved one from harm, ultimately leading to her death.

The Appleton Personal Injury Lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz hope a decision in the case will bring closure to the family of the victim.

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