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Attempt to create summer memories ends in wrongful death suit

Summertime is a time for family outings and enjoying the beauty of mother nature. Children grow up quickly, and summertime is an excellent time to create childhood memories that can last a lifetime. However, mother nature can be very unpredictable where questions of weather are concerned in Tennessee. One family fell victim to a horrible tragedy that may have been preventable. The resulting death of a child has led to a wrongful death lawsuit.

Wrongful death lawsuit brought in mass shooting case

Mass shootings have become an all too common occurrence in many states around the nation. The challenges faced by medical staff in the face of multiple trauma injuries can be significant. A mass shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit being filed against a hospital in the wake of the death of one of the shooting victims.

Apparent suicide in jail results in wrongful death suit

If a person in Tennessee is charged with breaking the law the criminal justice system exists to determine whether the accused is actually guilty of the formal accusations. If the accused is found guilty, it is up to the system to determine an appropriate sentence. While being held in jail, the system has a responsibility to try to ensure the safety of those being detained. An apparent failure to do so has resulted in a wrongful death suit.

Prison suicide and a mother's wrongful death suit

America is a nation of laws. People who are found guilty of violating those laws pay a penalty and serve their time. The goal is to enable rehabilitation so they can be released back to society and become productive citizens. One would not expect such a system to be the subject of a wrongful death suit in Tennessee.

Wrongful death an unwanted event on the 4th of July

The 4th of July is a time for hot dogs, apple pie, fireworks and family get-togethers in Tennessee. Sadly, it also seems to be a time for an increase in the death toll on area roadways. As the holiday dawned this year, the life of a police officer came to an end. This tragedy could result in a wrongful death suit.

Ex-husband files wrongful death suit in his wife's suicide

Mental health issues and mental illness have been making headlines in Tennessee and around the nation for some time now. It is a problem that many people are aware of but there appears to be a challenge when it comes to getting a handle on it. The recent suicide of a woman who was involved in a complex relationship and was fighting for custody of her son resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit that was filed by the woman's ex-husband.

Police-involved shooting may result in wrongful death lawsuit

The job of a policeman can be difficult in Tennessee and elsewhere in the country. It can be dangerous and an officer never knows from one call to the next when one may be confronted with a life-or-death situation. One recent incident in Memphis ended in the death of a black man who was wanted in connection with an alleged shooting. The man's death could result in a wrongful death civil lawsuit.

Twins killed in daycare pool, wrongful death lawsuit filed

One of the biggest challenges working parents face in Tennessee and all over the country is finding trusted and affordable childcare. Parents entrust the most important people in their lives, their children, to the care of people they believe to be loving, caring and capable of safeguarding their loved ones during the workday. A tragic event in a home where children were being cared for resulted in a civil lawsuit for wrongful death.

Disease sparked by coal dust results in wrongful death suit

It is widely understood that working in coal mines can be dangerous to one's health. Now, it is coming to light that the cleanup of unhealthy coal sites may also be hazardous to workers' health in Tennessee. Coal ash is a by-product of burning coal to generate electricity. A recent spill and its subsequent cleanup have resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit being brought against the company responsible for the cleanup effort.

Nursing home neglect can lead to wrongful death claim

Caring for aging parents is one of the most challenging tasks that many adults face. They care for parents at home for as long as they can but as parents age and develop maladies, such as Alzheimer's, skilled care may be required. In one such instance in Tennessee a woman lost her mother because of what she believes was neglect and is suing the facility for wrongful death.

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