Lawsuit Settled Over Death in St. Croix Jail

Posted on behalf of Jeff Pitman on May 14, 2009 in Wrongful Death
Updated on April 24, 2024

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.

If you believe that a family member or loved one has become the victim of wrongful death, it’s important to understand the legal options that may be available. A Milwaukee personal injury attorney at PKSD can help to review those details and discuss the merits of your claim. For more information, call us today at 414-333-3333 or complete our free case evaluation form on this page today.

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