Category Archives: Wrongful Death

Death by Drunkenness

Back in July 2012, Bryan Lee Glenn’s family filed suit against IP Casino Resort and Spa in Mississippi for $75 million for continuously serving drinks that caused his death.

Glenn had picked up a check for $15,000 in 2009 for a deposit on the family’s new living space. Nonetheless, Glenn began betting up to $1,000 a hand on blackjack and ordering two drinks at a time — whiskey and cola and shots of tequila. The suit says a dealer, pit boss, waitress and security guard were among those who refused to intervene after Glenn was falling down drunk and his family begged the casino to stop serving him.

His family had to leave to take another family member home, but returned to the casino to find Glenn collapsed in their hotel room. Glenn’s friend tried to revive him for 25 minutes using CPR and continued to do so even after the casino medic arrived because the doctor lacked a “mouthpiece.” 20 minutes following that, an ambulance crew arrived, but too late as Glenn died on the scene.

Infant’s Wrongful Death Results in Eight Million for Parents

Fritzie and Cameron Burke filed a lawsuit against Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois after their month-old baby, Genesis, died there in 2010.  Gensis’ death was caused by an incorrect concentration of sodium placed in his IV tube by a pharmacy technician.

The hospital tried to hide the cause of death by covering up the label on the IV bag. Additionally, doctors said the original blood test indicating the high levels of sodium was wrong and “ordered” another round of tests that was never performed.  The dose administered was 60 times higher than perscribed.  The parties settled for $8 million.

Wrongful Death Suit Filed by Mother of Two

A mother who lost two children in a Norfolk fire two years ago is suing Myron Kooi.  Her children died in the Kooi home after tree debris underneath the home’s deck was ignited by the disposal of a cigarette.

The suit claims that Kooi was negligent.  He failed to supply, install, maintain and test smoke detectors at the residence.  She is seeking damages for funeral expenses and damages to the children (pain and suffering, and bodily injury).  Additionally, she is seeking compensation for loss of companionship, care, comfort, etc.  A pre-trial conference was set for July 12.