Holding A Care Facility Accountable For Wrongful Death
How we live and how we die both matter greatly in human dignity. If your family member went into a care facility and died because of the facility’s negligent or wrongdoing, you have a right to be outraged.
At Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers in Chattanooga, we have been representing families in wrongful death cases for decades. If you lost a loved one because a nursing home failed to give proper care, we can help you hold the facility accountable.
Give us a call today at 423-933-2738 to discuss your particular circumstances. The initial consultation is free of charge.
What Is A Wrongful Death Action?
A wrongful death action allows certain surviving relatives to bring suit against a party whose action or omission caused a family member’s death. The procedure is set forth in the Tennessee Code Annotated, section 20-5-101, and several sections that follow.
Under these sections of the code, a surviving spouse has priority in bringing any possible legal action. If there is no surviving spouse, or the surviving spouse refuses to do so, the statutes specify who is entitled to bring the suit. This could be surviving children, other relatives or the executor of the deceased’s estate.
What Caused Your Family Member’s Death?
All sorts of things can go wrong in a nursing home. Our law firm can protect your family’s right to seek compensation in a full range of scenarios.
These can include:
- Medication errors
- Assaults by staff members
- Failure to prevent falls
No matter what happened, we will investigate thoroughly and use our strong litigation skills to find out what happened and bring your case forward. It will be a load off your mind, knowing you are vindicating your love one and, by pursuing compensation, forcing the nursing facility to change its ways.
Talk With Us To Learn More
Call our office to arrange a no-cost consultation, or complete the brief online form.