Wrongful Death - Dismissal
Mr. Cherry handled a case in Orleans Parish District Court when a woman’s relatives filed a wrongful death action. The deceased allegedly fell while boarding her flight with a major airline, allegedly resulting in liver damage that manifested itself only upon arrival in Miami. The condition deteriorated into multi-system organ failure and she passed away in Baton Rouge. Mr. Cherry developed exacting medical information from oblique sources which showed an alternative cause of the death based on side-effects of alcoholism. In addition, the alleged fall event was shown to have been highly improbable. The suit was dismissed with no payments.