Parents love their children no matter what. It is a parent’s job to stick by their child’s side through their darkest days. From your child getting detention in school or getting into a car accident, we get it: children make mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes. It doesn’t mean that those mistakes should completely ruin our lives or worse take our lives from us. Our Salt Lake City wrongful death lawyers at Jardine Law Offices have seen parents come to us with the worst scenarios. Parents whose children’s lives were taken from them much too soon. We understand that during this time in your life all you want is some kind of answers, some kind of justice. Our Salt Lake City Wrongful Death Attorneys are here to get the facts and bring justice to your loved ones. Death can tear a family apart, but working with a good attorney by your side can reconcile the damage.
Death is natural. It happens to everyone. Yet, we hear cases every day where someone dies because they did not receive the help they needed. In this case, Lisa Marie Osler was 37-years young when she died as an inmate at the Salt Lake County Jail. Lisa was being held in jail in advance of a court date for drug charges. Her parents state that Lisa became addicted to painkillers after the gastric bypass surgery. As a result, she developed Crohn’s disease. When Lisa lost her insurance she was unable to get her pain medication which led her to use heroin. As she was in jail, the guards were notified that Lisa needs medication for several medical issues including Crohn’s disease. Before she was arrested and sent to jail, Lisa had gastric bypass surgery. She spent a total of four days in jail before she died from an infection in her intestines from the surgery.
Inmates who were near Lisa gave testimony that Lisa was in writhing pain. She asked constantly for help but the guards ignored her. Because she was picked up for drug charges, the guards assumed she was going through withdrawals even though she had a medical history and was required to take medication. Other inmates stated that Lisa did not eat or drink for two days. Lisa was showing clear signs of an emergency, but the guards chose to ignore her while she was going through excruciating pain. One even asked her if she felt like dying because of the drug withdrawal.
Lisa’s wrongful death lawsuit is asking for damages for the suffering of Lisa’s parents, family distress, attorney fees, and other losses. In Lisa’s death, she leaves behind three children: 7, 12 and 14. The family has a strong case as there is evidence of neglect.
Wrongful death suits are so sensitive for families. Let our Salt Lake City Wrongful Death Attorneys help by doing the best work we can so you can mourn the best way you can. Call 801-350-3506 or click here for a free case evaluation by our professional attorneys at Jardine Law Offices in Salt Lake City today.