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Wagner Hopes Wrongful Death Settlement Will Help Make Jail Safer

Steve Wagner

A wrongful death lawsuit recently settled by Stephen Wagner was featured in The Indiana Lawyer. In the case, Lynn Brewsaugh had sued over the wrongful death of her 38-year-old son, M. Shane Satterfield, while he was in a Decatur County jail in Greensburg, Indiana.

Attorney Wagner hopes the tragedy will have a positive impact beyond this individual lawsuit:

“This was a very sad case. Alcohol withdrawal in a jail setting is common phenomenon. Jails must take precautions because the victims cannot help themselves. Shane Satterfield committed a very minor crime and did not deserve what happened to him. Although nothing will bring him back, the lawsuit did result in meaningful changes at the jail which will help prevent this from happening to another family.”

If you have lost a loved one who was serving a sentence, the jail and prison death lawyers of Wagner Reese want to assist you in restoring justice to your family. Call us now for a FREE consultation: (888) 204-8440.


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