In the legal world, wrongful death is a death caused by another person, negligence, or an unlawful act. Wrongful death can include anything from a car accident to medical malpractice. While it is often difficult to prove that another person’s actions caused someone’s death, it is essential to remember that families who have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence have the right to seek justice. An example of wrongful death serial series is Kristen Gilbert’s case.
Kristen Gilbert’s Case
Kristen Gilbert was a psychiatric nurse at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Northampton, Massachusetts, in the early 1990s.
She was convicted of the murders of four patients and the attempted murder of a fifth patient. Gilbert injected her patients with epinephrine, which would cause their hearts to race and eventually lead to death.
Gilbert began her killing spree in 1992 and continued until 1995. Her motive for the killings is unknown, but it is believed that she wanted to create a need for her services to gain more job security and attention.
Kristen Gilbert is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
The Kristen Gilbert case is one of the most infamous examples of a healthcare professional using their position to harm and kill patients. In such challenging times, the best approach for the victims and families is to move on after such an occurrence. Having a wrongful death lawyer helps ease the pain of seeking justice.
Robert J. DeBry & Associates
We at Robert J. DeBry &Associates law firm have been helping wrongful death victims in Utah for over 20 years. Our experienced wrongful death lawyers understand the emotional and financial toll a wrongful death can take on a family.
We have a proven track record of success in wrongful death cases and work tirelessly to get you the justice you deserve.
Contact us today for a consultation appointment if you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence.