Lawsuit Settled Over Death in St. Croix Jail

Posted by PKSD Law Firm on May 14, 2009 in Wrongful Death

A $1 million settlement was reached on behalf of the family of a 28-year-old New Richmond man in a wrongful death case against the St. Croix County Jail.

The lawsuit stems from the March 18 , 2007 incident when authorities found Brandon Hessler unresponsive in his cell. 

Hessler was jailed after allegedly breaking into his mothers home and attempting to steal prescription medication.

He was then placed on medical watch after demonstrating signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance, according to jail staff.

An autopsy showed Hessler appeared to have taken an over-the-counter pain medication, which probably caused his death.

The family alleged jail staff and medical personnel failed to provide Hessler with proper medical care.

PKSD is a Wisconsin personal injury law firm handling wrongful death cases through out the state.  Our Wisconsin injury attorneys have successfully represented injured people in almost every county. We know Wisconsin.

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