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Veterans Affairs Hospital sued for wrongful death

The Veterans Affairs has come under fire lately for quality of care issues in VA hospitals. While improvements have been made, there are still serious issues concerning quality of care. One of these resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit against a Tennessee VA hospital.

Horrific crash ends in a wrongful death suit

There are more vehicles on the roads in Tennessee every year. With the increase in traffic comes an increased risk of serious car accidents. A horrific crash in another state resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit against a trucking company and the driver of the truck that was involved in the crash.

Lost surgical needle results in a wrongful death case

Surgeons are held in high esteem by the medical community and by their patients. They are trusted to perform life-saving and life-threatening procedures and literally can hold a patient's life in their hands. Surgeries are performed many times a day in Tennessee and the majority of them have successful outcomes. However, not all patients survive, and on occasion a patient's death may be due to an error that occurred during a procedure. These errors can result in cases of wrongful death.

Tragic child abuse leads to a wrongful death suit

Parenthood is the toughest job a person will ever love. This is a refrain that is heard over and over in Tennessee and, indeed, in any state in the country. It also requires a tremendous amount of patience and forbearance. Sadly, not everyone has the same tolerance level, and tragedies can result. One such tragedy resulted in a wrongful death suit against an office of DCS (Department of Child Services).

Tragic drowning leads to wrongful death suit

Summer is here and young children in Tennessee venture outside to play and explore their surroundings. Children are curious about all that they see and are not always aware of the dangers that may present themselves. This can be particularly true when water is involved. Sadly, tragedies can occur that may ultimately result in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Incidents like this one often lead to wrongful death litigation

Tennessee highways are dangerous places. A person can be riding along as a passenger and suddenly wind up in a life-threatening situation, especially if there's a reckless driver nearby. Sometimes, the reckless driver might be in the very same vehicle. Sadly, that was the case in a recent tragedy that occurred in a similar way to wrongful death situations that have happened in the past.  

Lack of access to 911 results in wrongful death case

The sudden and violent death of a parent is a horrific experience for any child to witness in Tennessee. When the child attempts to seek help and is unable to get it, the further damage done to the child could be devastating. These are some of the details in a recent wrongful death case.

Inmate's family still waiting resolution in wrongful death claim

Regardless of the reason one is placed in prison, civil rights still apply to the person incarcerated. Prison guards, nurses and other employed persons providing the oversight, medical attention and other services provided to those in jail are expected to do so with regard to the civil rights of the incarcerated. The use of excessive force or disregarding the safety or health of an inmate is a serious violation and can lead to investigations and potentially serious consequences. One Tennessee inmate was found dead a state prison and the family has filed a wrongful death claim.

Husband guilty of vehicular homicide files wrongful death claim

Tennessee law stipulates who can file specific civil claims should the unfortunate circumstances present themselves. What is not known to most is the instance in which a spouse has the legal authority to file a wrongful death claim, even when the spouse filing that claim may be at fault for the death. A spouse's claim would negate any other wrongful death claims presented.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed after Tennessee infant dies

When another person's actions result in the death of another, the victim's surviving family members often pursue legal recourse to help reach a form of closure. The distraction of the legal process often helps to keep the family busy while dealing with the traumatic event that resulted in the death of the victim. A Tennessee couple has decided to file a wrongful death lawsuit after their child died while in daycare.

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