Wrongful Death: Family of Teen Killed After Escape

March 1, 2019

Wrongful Death: Margolis Law recovers For The Family of Teen Killed After Escape From Mental-Health Treatment Facility

Margolis Law represented a grieving family whose teenage son was killed following his escape from a secure mental-health-treatment facility. The son suffered from severe mental illness and was subject to a guardianship arrangement. Following charges that he broke into a neighbor’s house, a Washtenaw County judge placed him in inpatient mental-health treatment out of state. The facility represented that it was secure and monitored patients twenty-four hours per day. However, our client’s son was left unattended and escaped. He was killed two days later.

Margolis Law sued the treatment facility. The parties reached a confidential six-figure settlement.