Parents of 25-year-old golf pro file wrongful death lawsuit against doctor

Firm News,Wrongful Death On Thursday, May 22, 2014

When Connecticut parents lose a child, they often do everything they can to find out the reasons for their loss. Unfortunately, this can be difficult and in some cases, the family members never understand the true reason for their child’s death.

After 25-year-old professional golfer Erica Blasberg took her own life, her parents blamed the man who had spent time with her immediately before her death. According to the parents’ wrongful death lawsuit, their daughter had a romantic relationship with a 46-year-old doctor who also played golf.

The night before her death, Blasberg spent time with the doctor, who brought her home. Evidence later confirmed that Blasberg had been under the influence of alcohol. After several attempts to reach the woman by phone, the doctor went to Blasberg’s home, where he found that she had committed suicide and left a note.

Instead of providing law enforcement with all of the evidence, however, the doctor removed the note as well as prescription medications that Blasberg had in her home. Although the man happened to be a doctor, there is no evidence that he helped her obtain any prescription drugs. Nevertheless, he was charged with obstruction and was required to complete 40 hours of community service and serve one year of probation. If the court determines that he is ultimately responsible for the young golfer’s death, the penalties will likely be much more severe.

The loss of a loved one is devastating, especially when the person was starting a promising career. Thankfully, people who are enduring pain and suffering as a result of their loss may be entitled to compensation. Anyone in this unfortunate situation may want to talk to an attorney as soon as possible.

Source: CT Post, “Las Vegas jury hears pro golfer’s suicide note,” Ken Ritter, May 7, 2014

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