Authored by Ken LaMance, LegalMatch Law Library Managing Editor and Attorney at Law
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Berrien County is one of the “cabinet counties” meaning that it was one of the counties in Michigan that was named after President Andrew Jackson and his cabinet members. In the case of this county, it was named after John M. Berrien, who served as President Jackson’s United States Attorney General.
If you are facing legal charges in Berrien County, you should strongly consider speaking to a local Berrien County lawyer about your situation. These attorneys have much experience dealing with areas of law such as divorce, alimony, criminal defense, DUI, personal injury, automobile accidents, contracts, business, real estate, and many more.
The estate and family of a Berrien County ER doctor recently settled their lawsuit against the county and various members of the jail where the doctor died. The doctor was placed in the jail after failing a breathalyzer test at a probation meeting for a previous DUI charge. When he got to the jail, the Berrien County doctor began to go through severe alcoholic withdrawal symptoms which the jail staff allegedly ignored. As a result of this reaction, the man died without receiving any care from the staff of the jail. Originally, the estate and family sough $54 million in their lawsuit, but the case was eventually settled for just over $5 million.
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