December 2015 Archives

Jury in medical malpractice verdict awards man $1.5 million

A jury in another state returned a $1.5 million medical malpractice verdict recently. The plaintiffs were a carpenter and his wife. The man's health had been negatively affected after a resident at a medical center did not properly diagnose him. When medical malpractice like this results in serious injury or further health complications to a patient in Tennessee, a medical malpractice claim is often an appropriate legal remedy.

Tennessee 2-car collision may result in wrongful death suit

Deadly crashes involving negligence on the part of one or more involved parties are all too common. Not only that, but crashes of this nature are easily preventable. Factors such as speed, distracted driving, intoxication, and failure to wear a seatbelt can all contribute to the likelihood of a fatality resulting from a vehicular collision. In Tennessee, in crashes where one party is found to be guilty of negligence, the family of the victim may choose to pursue a wrongful death suit.

Family may seek wrongful death claim in death of child

A young girl was killed recently when a car that she was riding in was involved in a car accident. The accident took place early on a recent Monday in Maury County, officials say. When a tragic accident like this occurs in Tennessee that results in the death of an individual, the victim's loved ones may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim.

Wrongful death claim possible in death of fourth-grader

A young girl was killed recently in a multi-vehicle accident that also injured her cousin and sister. Authorities say the early-morning accident occurred on a recent Monday in December. When an individual's negligence causes or contributes to the death of another person in Tennessee, that person's loved ones are typically entitled to file a wrongful death claim.

Child, mother, awarded $10.1 million in medical malpractice case

An out-of-state jury handed down a $10.1 million award to a mother and son in a medical malpractice case recently. The jury decided that physicians who had treated the son at a children's hospital did not make a timely diagnosis of his bacterial meningitis, even after several trips to the emergency room. When medical malpractice results in serious injury to Tennessee residents, they are entitled to file a medical malpractice suit against the parties believed to have been responsible.