Family of Korryn Gaines, A Maryland Black Woman, Awarded $37 Million In Wrongful Death Lawsuit.

While a wrongful death lawsuit may be the last thing on a family’s mind after their loved one was unexpectedly taken from them, it may be the only way to begin to recover from the financial burden, including unpaid medical bills and funeral expenses. Please contact one of our expert wrongful death attorneys, who have decades of experience fighting for our Massachusetts clients, at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm to find out what legal remedies you are entitled to.

A Baltimore County, Maryland jury has ruled in favor of the family of Korryn Gaines and awarded them $37 million in their wrongful death lawsuit. The jurors only needed about three hours of deliberation before they ruled Baltimore County Police Officer Royce Ruby did not act reasonably during an August 2016 confrontation with Ms. Gaines, a black woman, which resulted in the 23 year-old’s fatal shooting and the wounding of her son.

The award was broken up by family member with: $32 million awarded to her son; $300,000 to Korryn Gaines’s father; $300,000 to Korryn Gaines’s mother; $300,000 to Korryn Gaines’s estate; and $4.5 million to Karsyn Courtney, Korryn Gaines’s daughter. A spokesperson for the county said it was a tragic situation but they were disappointed with the verdict and they are reviewing all of their options, including an appeal. In September 2016, Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger said no criminal charges would be filed against the officers involved. Officer Ruby was promoted after the shooting.

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