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Wagner Interviewed Regarding Wrongful Death Claim in Greensburg

Steve Wagner

Attorney Stephen Wagner was recently interviewed regarding the wrongful jail death of a Greensburg, Indiana man, M. Shane Satterfield. Shane passed away on the evening of March 17th after going into cardiac arrest at the Decatur County Jail. Shane was serving a 13-day sentence for an alcohol offense. The coroner’s report shows that Shane died as the result of complications from alcohol withdrawal. According to the coroner and reports from jail officials, Shane had been experiencing hallucinations for three days.

Attorney Stephen Wagner represents Shane’s family and is preparing to file a wrongful death claim against the jail. The danger posed by alcohol withdrawal, which in a small percentage of cases can progress to delirium tremens (DT’s), should be well-known to those working in a jail setting. DT’s is characterized by hallucinations and seizures; it requires emergency in-patient treatment at a hospital. With in-patient treatment, DT’s is rarely fatal.

For more details regarding Shane’s tragic case, read the full interview with Stephen Wagner in the Greensburg Daily News. If you or a family member would like to speak with one of our wrongful death attorneys, we are waiting to help you at (888) 204-8440.


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