Nothing can ever truly compensate for the untimely death of a family member. That being said, if you believe that your loved one died due to another party's recklessness or negligence, you may be able to seek damages in a court of law, so it's in your best interest to contact personal injury attorneys as soon as possible.
According to The Medina County Gazette, an Ohio news source, the father of a 14-year-old boy who committed suicide last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Medina City School District, its board and a counselor at one of the schools.
The plaintiff, Richard Baab, claims that his son, Devon, had been bullied by his classmates leading up to his death. He alleges that the "defendants, with knowledge of this, did nothing to stop the bullying and harassment and did not notify the appropriate individuals," states the lawsuit.
Additionally, Baab claims that school officials failed to notify him of a phone call that the victim's mother had placed to the school four days prior to his death notifying them that she thought her son might be suicidal.
It is unclear at this time how much money Baab is seeking in damages.
If one of your family members has died as a result of a business's negligent behavior and you live in Missouri, it is in your best interest to find a personal injury attorney who can aggressively pursue justice on your behalf. While nothing can ever truly make up for the loss of a loved one, these experienced professionals can assess your claim, try your case in court and help you recover damages you may be entitled to.