Wrongful Death Archives

Virginia Tech Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit Involving Student Suicide

Virginia Tech has settled a wrongful death lawsuit by a family whose son, a student at the University, committed suicide. The settlement includes $200,000 to be paid to the family of Daniel Sun Kim, as well as a $100,000 scholarship fund that will be established in his name at the university. On December 9, 2007,… Continue reading »

Posted on December 1st, 2011 by Heller Law Firm, APC

Tennessee Woman’s Family Seeks Damages in Explosion Death

In November 2010, 44-year-old Tennessee resident Yolanda Bates pulled into a locally owned convenience store called Abel’s Way. Not realizing that a potentially dangerous situation existed, Bates drove over a hose that was connected to a gas tanker truck, causing a massive explosion that lead to her death. Bates’ son has filed a suit against… Continue reading »

Posted on March 8th, 2011 by Heller Law Firm, APC

St Louis Father Blames Haunted House Attraction for Daughter’s Death

So-called ‘haunted houses’ are an increasingly popular attraction for teens and young adults in many parts of the United States, but a recent lawsuit claims that the quest for Halloween thrills turned deadly for one Missouri teen. When 15-year-old Brittney Holmes made a trip to the St. Louis area establishment known as The Darkness in… Continue reading »

Posted on February 26th, 2011 by Heller Law Firm, APC

Minnesota Family Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Nursing Home

It took a while for the adult children of 91-year-old Esther Rannow to discern a troubling pattern in the treatment their mother was receiving at the Benedictine Living Community, an assisted living facility in St. Peter, Minnesota. In fact, it wasn’t until Rannow had lapsed into an unconscious state after having been dropped by a… Continue reading »

Posted on February 12th, 2011 by Heller Law Firm, APC