Six Lawsuits Remain from House Fire that Killed Eleven
Posted on May 4th, 2010 by Zane Cagle
One of seven wrongful death lawsuits was dismissed today when a plaintiff failed to appear in court in Neosho, Missouri. The seven wrongful death lawsuits were filed against a couple after the group home they operated burned and killed 11 people back in 2006.
The six remaining lawsuits were brought by the surviving family members of the people killed in the house fire. The couple who operated the group home has been named as co-defendants in the six remaining lawsuits. Authorities claim that the fire was most likely caused by electrical problems, and was ruled an accident, even though the actual cause may never be determined. The couple is also charged with federal counts of healthcare fraud and that trial is scheduled to begin this summer. Deaths due to house fires can often be incidents of negligence, and when they are the survivors of family members of those killed can frequently retain damages for medical bills and other hardships.
If one of your loved ones has perished in a structure fire, and you think another person is to blame, contact St. Louis Personal Injury Attorney Zane Cagle to discuss your legal options and how he can help you take legal action after such a tragedy.