In a high publicized wrongful death lawsuit, the parents of an 18-year-old Ferguson boy are suing the city of Ferguson, the former police chief and the officer who fatally shot their unarmed son during a confrontation. The parents say the wrongful death of their son resulted in the loss of financial support through their son's future potential wages. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed in the St. Louis court earlier this year. The parents are objecting to a request from Ferguson for the 18-year-old's medical and academic records. The parents are asking for a St. Louis federal judge to squash demands for the documents. The city says medical records are pertinent to determining his life expectancy and future income as they defend itself against a lawsuit that the parents filed. The parents say the records and documents are irrelevant and call the city's repeated requests harassing.
Wrongful death lawsuits are a legal avenue a family member may take to recover compensation after a loved one’s life is unintentionally ended due to the misconduct of another. Wrongful death lawsuits can be a lengthy and difficult legal process that requires an experienced and competent personal injury attorney. The St. Louis wrongful death attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, have helped many hurting loved ones find restitution after a tragic event. To find out if you have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit, please contact the St. Louis law firm of Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, immediately. We can help hurting families find justice.