Kentucky Supreme Court Asked to Review Fetus Death Suit

August 24, 2011

The Kentucky Supreme Court is being asked to review a lawsuit seeking damages for the death of an early-term fetus in a car crash.

The lawsuit was brought by Thomas A. Stevens on behalf of his 24-year-old daughter Desiree Amber Stevens and her 14-week-old fetus, both of whom died in the 2008 crash.

The other driver and Stevens’ insurance carrier, Progressive Direct, settled on behalf of Desiree Stevens, but refused to pay anything for the fetus.

Circuit Judge Thomas Jones ruled they didn’t have to and last month the Kentucky Court of Appeals affirmed that ruling, according to The Courier-Journal.

Now, Thomas Stevens and his attorney, J.T. Gilbert, are asking the state Supreme Court to consider the suit.

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