Wrongful Death Filed In Migrant Case
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Wrongful Death Filed In Migrant Case

Posted By Eugene Bruno & Associates Posted in: Wrongful Death.


Every once in a while, a wrongful death case rises to national attention and that is the case with one going on right in our area. This one, though, touches on multiple sensitive issues – immigration and transgender rights.

Earlier this year, Roxsana Hernandez, a transgender woman, died while in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody. Hernandez arrived at the border after leaving her home in Honduras and she “came to the US seeking protection and instead was met with torture,” according to the Transgender Law Center.

The lawsuit states that Hernandez was shackled, had bruising injuries consistent with baton strikes, and died due to dehydration. The family is hoping this lawsuit will provide them with answers about what happened.

At the Eugene Bruno & Associates, we know that wrongful death cases can arise in many ways, and today we want to look at some of them. If you need a San Diego wrongful death attorney, call us today.

A Nightmare

We know that the unexpected loss of a loved one is devastating, especially if someone else’s negligence was the reason for their death. Whether the death was intentional or unintentional, we know you want answers.

You may have heard the term “wrongful death” before, but what does that mean exactly? Well, we want to try to explain it briefly here.

Wrongful death cases arise when a person is killed as a result of the negligence or wrongful act of another person or entity (government agency, company, etc.). The cases are brought by surviving family members so they can recover any damages that have resulted from the fatality.

Here are a few common ways in which these cases arise, but they are by no means the only way. Always seek help a qualified attorney concerning your case.

  • Law enforcement encounter: Like the case above, there are times when law enforcement personnel use more force than necessary, or are outright brutal, and they kill someone in their custody.
  • Medical malpractice: Medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the US and happen in a variety of ways: medication errors, diagnosing mistakes, surgical mistakes, and more.
  • Defective products: If a product was poorly designed, damaged in the manufacturing process, or improperly labeled, it could lead injury or death.
  • Workplace accidents: There are times when employers fail to provide proper safety equipment or training. When this results in the loss of life, the company should be held accountable.
  • Vehicle accidents: Often, a driver’s negligence causes fatalities on the roadway. This can occur when a driver is drunk or distracted.

Your Next Steps

If you have come to our page because you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person, group, or company, let us extend our condolences. We know you are going through an incredibly tough time and we want to help.

At the Eugene Bruno & Associates, our qualified and experienced team will work to secure the compensation you need and deserve after a horrible incident like this. We want to make sure you are compensated for:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Lost wages and benefits of the deceased
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Punitive damages

When you need a San Diego wrongful death attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 888-278-6688 for a free consultation.

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