Could A Woman Who Died In Custody Have Been Saved?
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Could A Woman Who Died In Custody Have Been Saved?

Posted By The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, P.C. Posted in: Wrongful Death.

11-January-2019

When Aleah Jenkins was arrested last month for an outstanding warrant she had against her, we know that the last thing her or her family expected was that she would die while in custody.

San Diego Police say that Jenkins began vomiting at the scene of the arrest and was nauseous. They say that they called EMS but canceled because Jenkins said she only had an upset stomach. A while after that, while she was at police headquarters for processing, an officer noticed that Jenkins was unresponsive. She was taken to the hospital and put on life support. She died on December 6.

Now her family wants answers. They say that camera footage shows Jenkins asking for help while in the back of a police car. They want to know why she wasn’t immediately taken to the hospital.

At the Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, we know that this is just one way in which wrongful death cases arise. Do you know where to turn if you have lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence?

When you need a San Diego wrongful death attorney, you can call us today.

What Is Wrongful Death?

There are a number of ways that wrongful death cases arise, but all of them revolve around the fact that someone else’s negligence ultimately caused the fatality. More and more, we are learning of people losing their lives while in police custody like in the story above.

Today, we want to go over some of the more common ways in which wrongful death cases arise. Please know that this is not a complete list and you should always speak with an attorney regarding your case.

  • Vehicle Accidents: We see negligent drivers cause needless deaths all too often. Many times, it happens when a driver is impaired or distracted.
  • Defective Products: Go look at the government recall website and you will see hundreds of faulty products that have made it to the market. They include vehicles, tools, foods, cosmetics, toys, medicines, and other household items.
  • Workplace Accidents: If an employee is killed on-the-job because an employer failed to provide them with the proper equipment or training, the company could be held liable.
  • Medical Mistakes: These are the third leading cause of death in the United States and can include problems with diagnosis, infections, surgical errors, medication mistakes, and more.

Your Next Steps Are Important

We know that this is an incredibly difficult time for you and your family. That is why we want to help you get through this. At the Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, we will work to investigate your case and secure the compensation you and your family need. This can include:

  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of income and benefits of the deceased
  • Punitive damages

When you need a San Diego wrongful death attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 619-577-4077 for a free consultation.

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