Anytime a loved one is harmed by the negligence of another person, whether a little or a lot, the emotional distress can be severe. Compounding this suffering can be the financial burden placed on a family by the sudden loss of monetary support, especially in those circumstances where the family wage earner is killed. In such event, Illinois law provides for the right of surviving family members to pursue civil wrongful death claims based upon evidence of negligent or intentional actions that resulted in death. One Illinois family recently utilized that right.
Every daughter deserves a lifetime of being daddy's little girl. Unfortunately, the 1-year-old daughter of a St. Louis man fatally shot and killed by police will never have that chance. Attorneys for the toddler recently filed a wrongful death suit in federal court against the accused police officer and the St. Louis Police Board.