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Aldred Law Firm, Attorneys, Clarksville, TN
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Wrongful Death

Attorney Bill Aldred has recovered money damages for spouses and families many times in the past 35 years because of the death of a loved one. Family members are entitled to money damages for the decedent's lost income and other things. Losing a loved one is an emotional hardship, which is why pain and suffering, is part of the recovery.

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A Death Claim Must Be Timely Made

Society requires money compensation for the loss of a loved one caused by carelessness of another.

Wrongful Death damages are of two types:

  • Money losses sustained immediately by the deceased loved one such as pain and suffering and medical bills.
  • Money to be paid for the pecuniary value of the life of your deceased loved one such as a lifetime of loss of wages.

My successful experience in wrongful death actions ranges from medical malpractice to vehicle wrecks, and many others.

Wrongful Death cases are handled differently in Tennessee and Kentucky. For example in Tennessee the law requires reduction for certain expenses that would have occurred over the remaining life expectancy. Kentucky is just the opposite, but has other quirks. The insurance company is your worst enemy. The ER's seem to be making mistakes on septic shock every day.

Septic Shock, death from failure to treat sepsis, (blood poisoning) is mishandled by many emergency rooms and doctors. Sepsis should be triaged as Level 2 by the emergency room or other medical care providers. This means that only patients who are in the process of dying (Level 1) are treated first. As a level 2 triage the nurse / doctor DOES NOT SAY HAVE A SEAT, but stay with the patient and begin immediate treatment to stop the sepsis by administration of antibiotics. Failure to do so usually results in a PREVENTABLE DEATH. Proper treatment of related conditions such meningitis is the same. If a family member or loved one has died / sustained permanent brain or other damage from septic shock or meningitis call Bill Aldred IMEDIATELY. I have settled cases where the emergency room broke their own protocols, and the guidelines of the Emergency Severity Index (ESI).

The emergency room ER must follow certain medical rules in determining which patients must be treated in order to save their lives. This is called triage, and the basic rules are set out in the Emergency Severity Index (ESI). Temperature and or pulse ARE NOT always the first step. As set out at page 11 of the ESI, a clinical portrait of, "I never get headaches, I lifted this heavy piece of furniture and now I have the worst headache of my life", never should wait. This patient is having a brain bleed and does not need temperature or pulse taken, and there must be no wait. The doctor immediately intervenes to save their life. The doctor or nurse is usually not paying attention or just lacks proper experience to provide proper care.

We can assist you in your death claim, please contact Attorney Bill Aldred or submit an inquiry form here.

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