April 2016 Archives

Recent Tennessee car accidents: 1 dead, 6 injured

A car crash that occurred recently in Nashville took the life of one person while injuring six others. The horrific crash occurred in Antioch on a recent Monday in April, the Nashville Fire Department reported. When fatal car accidents like these occur in Tennessee, the victims' families are typically entitled to file wrongful death suits against the responsible parties.

Medical malpractice suit filed after fatal overdose of painkiller

The family of a man who may have died from an overdose of pain medication is now taking legal action. The man, a detective with the Jacksboro Police Department, was being treated for the injuries he had suffered in a car accident. The University of Tennessee Medical Center has been accused in the family's medical malpractice suit.

After crash, victims' families may seek wrongful death

A single-vehicle accident resulted in two individuals being killed while five others suffered injuries. The fatal accident occurred on a recent Saturday night in Wilson County, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said. The families of the deceased victims may be entitled to file wrongful death claims in relation to this accident.

Medical facility to pay $4 million in medical malpractice suit

A jury recently awarded an out-of-state woman $4 million in a medical malpractice suit against a hospital and its parent medical facility. The suit pertained to her father dying after falling in the long-term medical facility. The award, which was assessed for punitive damages, was the result of the suit that had been filed by the decedent's daughter and executor of his estate. Similarly, when Tennessee residents are injured while in the care of a medical facility, they -- or their surviving family members in the event of a fatality -- are typically entitled to file a medical malpractice suit.

Woman files medical malpractice suit after wrong rib removed

A woman who underwent a typically straightforward procedure to have one of her ribs removed has now filed a medical malpractice suit against the doctor who performed the operation. The doctor removed the wrong rib and, according to the woman's suit, then lied to cover it up. When medical errors of this magnitude occur in Tennessee, the victim is typically entitled to file a medical malpractice suit against the party or parties believed to have performed their responsibilities negligently.

Woman files medical malpractice claim, seeks $15 million

A 54-year-old out-of-state woman recently filed a medical malpractice claim against a hospital in relation to a surgery that went awry. The suit, which seeks damages of $15 million, claims that the surgery caused the woman paralysis, detrimentally affected her speech and caused several other debilitating injuries. Similarly, when Tennessee residents suffer harm at the hands of health care professionals, they are typically entitled to file medical malpractice claims against the party or parties believed to be responsible.