Q: Can I suit the state of MO for my grandson death in the Jackson County Detention and if so how do find an Attorney .
He was beating and drugged. I have the 48 page documents
A: No because you lack standing under Missouri's wrongful death statute. Your grandson's spouse, or his children, or their children. or his mother or father can bring a lawsuit for wrongful death. If there are no such persons alive, then your grandson's brothers or sisters or their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren etc. can bring suit. In the event there are no such persons, you theoretically could ask to be appointed as a plaintiff ad litem to pursue such a case on behalf of some person entitled to share in the proceeds of such an action. This is a fail-safe for unusual situations like when there is an unborn child of your grandson gestating in a woman to whom he was not married at the time of his death. In that unusual situation, you would be bringing suit on behalf of your unborn great-grandson, not on your own behalf.
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