Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Ohio

Q: Can I sue the county for wrongful death?

A man who got a slap on the wrist again after a 1st issue was only given another year on his parrol for B&E with stealing firearms. He got felonious assault charge last year from beating a woman who knows has a 5 year protective order against him. This man attacked my father breaking the right aid if his face, and his optical bones. He later suffered a cardio attack that left his brain with out oxygen. Then his brain started having seizures which damaged his cortex. So he was left almost brain dead. We removed him from vent and let him pass. Had this man been in jail he would not have killed my father. He going to be charged with manslaughter. Can I sue the court?

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: No, but for your own closure I'd suggest you contact a member of the Ohio Assn for Justice.

The reason is that the decision to charge and the decision to sentence are not things that can give rise to liability if the convict convicts a crime as far as the State or County are concerned. If bad security allowed it that's a case against the property owner or security company, but not the county or state.

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