Crime happens. Our criminal justice system exists as a means to punish people who are convicted of crimes in Tennessee. The meaning of justice should not be lost when the meaning of criminal justice is considered. Justice is meant to be fair and that fairness should include the treatment of people serving time for crimes for which they have been convicted. Failing to observe fairness in treatment may have led to a wrongful death suit.
A recent case in Tennessee echoes many similar and unfortunate cases across the country. A Memphis police officer has been charged with wrongful death in the shooting and resulting death of a young man. The lawsuit alleges racial discrimination and profiling contributed to the shooting that caused the man's death.
Nurses perform many critical tasks concerning patient care in a Tennessee hospital setting and one of the most critical is the dispensing of medication. It is vital that the appropriate medication be given to the appropriate patient. To help ensure that this happens, nurses are obliged to follow the Five Rights of Medication. This involves verifying five pieces of information before a medication is administered: right medication, right dose, right means of administration, right time and right patient. Failure to observe these rules can end tragically with a wrongful death.
Moving into a brand new house is an exciting time for a family. It is often viewed with great anticipation and excitement of new beginnings and new adventures to come. One would not anticipate being involved in a wrongful death lawsuit against the builder less than a year after moving into a new home in Tennessee.
An ambulance is used to transport someone in need of medical assistance to a hospital or other healthcare facility in Tennessee. They are used to provide safe and fast transport in cases of emergency. While fast is a priority, the focus should always be on safety. Ambulance safety is the focus of a recent wrongful death suit in Nashville.
When a person in Tennessee goes to a hospital for tests, one expects all appropriate precautions will be taken regarding tests and medications that may be administered. In a recent tragic episode at Vanderbilt University Medical Center this did not happen. As a result, the facility could face a wrongful death lawsuit.
Waffles are a wonderful food and Waffle Houses have become popular destinations for Americans to satisfy their waffle cravings. Tennessee is no exception to the American love affair with this popular breakfast staple. Sadly, a mass shooting last April may have tainted the experience for some Nashville residents. A judge recently ruled that a mother of one of the victims could sue the defendant 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.
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.
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.