Mother sues political donor over the death of her son
In many cases, the motives behind a wrongful death lawsuit in New Haven may be financial, as those that one who dies due to the apparent negligence of another might struggle in dealing with the financial losses their death brings. Yet in others, the filers of such lawsuits may simply be seeking to hold those responsible for their loved one’s deaths accountable. Although the outcome of a wrongful death lawsuit may not include a defendant facing criminal charges (at least for the matter being argued), it may offer some degree of closure to those affected by their actions in knowing that they have been found legally culpable.
A California mother is seeking just that after losing her son to a fatal drug overdose. In a wrongful death lawsuit filed on her son’s behalf, she alleges that he received the dose of methamphetamine that killed him at the hands of a prominent local political donor. Also included in her lawsuit are the county district attorney and other officials that she claims failed to take any action against the man despite there being numerous other accounts of him engaging in similar activity (since the young man’s death, another has also died in the donor’s apartment in the same fashion). Through his attorney, the donor has denied being involved in any wrongdoing.
Those affected by a person’s unexpected death may fear that any action they take could interfere with concurrent action being taken by law enforcement authorities. Yet the reality is that they may not have to wait for a criminal case to be resolved before taking action on their own. Those who wish to do so may want to seek out the services of an experienced attorney.