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Posted in Medical Malpractice on September 7, 2016   |  by Gary Burger

What Little Time - Tim Frymire

We represent the family of Tim Frymire in a wrongful death and medical malpractice action against a general medical practice in Wayne County, Missouri. Tim died on August 1, 2013 at the age of 20 from complications of a brain tumor.

We were scheduled to go to trial in August 2016 when the case settled. While we were getting ready for trial, Joanne Frymire was kind enough to share a poem her son had written which sadly references the value of life and the possibility of an untimely death. Here it is:


What is time and what can it do?

It can change a person just like me and you.

It can fly by or go real slow

Or even stop you while on the go

It can change without reason

Just like weather in a season

Time can help get things off the mind

Guide a new path you want to find

Change a person’s perception from the past

Making something new meaningful that will last

Time can make you realize things taken for granite

Like what little time we have left on this planet

For we know not which breath will be our last

Therefore every day we should have a blast


Timothy was a client whom I met in another personal injury case he had shortly before his death. Very sad to lose a client and friend at such a young age and no amount of money will assuage the grief and sadness that we have with his loss. But, I am certainly proud of the Frymire family for standing up for their belief and trying to get medical providers to treat their patients better.