Firm Settles High-Profile Wrongful Death Case for $1.2 Million
In our specific case, the juvenile was subjected to a prone restraint for at least three hours prior to expiring of compression asphyxiation. This incident caused the closing of a juvenile detention facility and an overhaul of the juvenile detention policies for Maryland.
The settlement to the family for the wrongful death represents the maximum amount recoverable under Maryland law and the Maryland cap on damages for wrongful death. Silverman Thompson partner Steven D. Silverman was lead trial counsel in this matter and partner Andrew G. Slutkin served as co-counsel.