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Posted in Uncategorized on January 30, 2015   |  by Gary Burger

Wrongful Death

When a person is killed due to the needless and negligent acts of another , their family can pursue a wrongful death action.  I have the privilege of representing families in these claims and take it seriously.  Money compensation can not bring people back to life or assuage their families' grief, but it can help the survivors with their very significant loss. In three days, I worked three different cases at different stages and have been surrounded by death.

I reviewed an 'opinion letter' for a medical malpractice case.  My clients' son complained of headaches for over two weeks and went to his doctor's office twice.  The physician's assistants who saw him didn't examine him well, diagnose him correctly or treat him properly.  Timothy died hours after his second doctors visit.  His parents are still shocked and heartbroken.

I appeared in court in Jefferson county yesterday and opened a conservatorship for my 4 year old client.  His grandfather testified and told the court he would manage and safeguard the significant money we recovered for the death of the child's father.  I never knew him.  Twenty nine year old man stuck down in the prime of his life by a truck driver who ran a red light and was speeding.  The truck and tractor weighed 70,000 pounds -- Matthew didn't have a chance.  So much to look forward to.  The child and grandfather's loss is immeasurable.

My client's husband, Jeff, went to a hospital in southern Illinois because he started having body shaking at work.  He thought the emergency room doctors would take care of him. They didn't. And didn't give him antibiotics for 8 hours while he was in the ER. When they did it was too late.

If you have been faced with the tragic loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another person, we can help. Call Burger Law today for a free consultation at (314) 542-2222 or fill out or free case consultation form available immediately to the right. We will discuss the details of your wrongful death case and go over the options available to you. At Burger Law, we represent families with wrongful death cases throughout the states of Missouri and Illinois.

Missouri Wrongful Death Statute
Illinois Wrongful Death Statute