Hillsville, VA asked in Wrongful Death for Virginia

Q: My brother was in jail. On day 5 taken to hospital. Family was not notified.On life support twice. shocked back once.

Died 5 days after we were called. Did not Know he was there. Was denied being with him the day he died. Found out through medical records that the jail had broken his ribs.Do I have a wrongful death case?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Gary D. Godman
Gary D. Godman
  • Stafford, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Impossible to say without a more in-depth review of the facts, including whether the inmate had an underlying medical condition. Consult a wrongful death / civil litigation attorney either through this website or other internet searches. Broken ribs could have been caused by attempted resuscitation, and don't necessarily mean anything sinister. However, to protect your rights, consult with an attorney. Good luck, and sorry for your loss.

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