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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.