The mother of Jason Goss, who was killed while he was an inmate at Wateree River Correctional Institution, has filed a suit against the South Carolina Corrections Department. The suit alleges that the prison failed to protect her son from assault by other inmates, according to an Associate Press Report published on October 3rd.
The suit was filed independently of the criminal charges involved in the case. Two inmates were charged with murder in Goss’ death. They each face 30 years to life in prison if convicted. Goss was found unconscious on October 6th, 2006 at Wateree River Correctional Institution. The agency said at the time that emergency personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.
Like all of our states, South Carolina has passed laws defining a wrongful death and allowing the survivors to seek compensation for their loved one’s death from the people or organizations whose carelessness contributed to the death. However, the law on wrongful death is complex which is why it’s essential to seek out the advice of one of our experienced South Carolina wrongful death attorneys as soon as possible.