We represent victims of fatal injuries caused by corporations or another person's negligence.
If someone in your family has suffered a sudden accidental death, you may think that there is nothing you can do. Your loved one has been taken away, and you have no choice but to move forward even if every single step is painful. It is natural to want time to grieve for your loss; however, it is also time to investigate whether you have a possible wrongful death claim.
Under Kentucky law, families of wrongful death victims have a limited time to file a wrongful death claim. Typically, families have only one year after an executor has been appointed or two years after the date of death to bring a case against the responsible party. As you mourn during this time, it is also important to take action so that you are not forced to live without rightful compensation for your loved one’s death.
Getting justice and compensation for a wrongful death in Kentucky can be important to your future. To find out if you qualify for a wrongful death case, click the link on this page to order our free report, Critical Information to Know Before Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Kentucky.
We also encourage you to contact our experienced lawyers, so we can answer your questions about deaths caused by:
Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents
Auto accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Another person’s negligence may have caused your loved one’s death in a Kentucky:
Your child deserved a normal healthy life, but that was taken away when a doctor, nurse, or other hospital staff person was negligent during your labor or delivery. Our attorneys can give you the privacy you deserve after the wrongful death of a newborn while we investigate the circumstances of your baby’s death. If your baby’s death was due to medical malpractice, then we will fight hard to get you the recovery that you deserve and to hold the negligent parties accountable so that other babies and families do not suffer similar tragedies in the future.
Nursing Home Deaths
Many deaths in long-term care facilities are never investigated. Unfortunately, a large number of these deaths are caused by abuse and neglect, including:
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Bedsores and infection
- Serious falls
- Medication errors
- Physical violence
- Other forms of abuse or neglect
If someone you love has died in a nursing home, then you should have the incident investigated as soon as possible before any evidence is lost forever. We can help you get the settlement that you deserve and hold the facility accountable for the neglect or abuse that your loved one suffered.
Families of victims who have suffered wrongful death in a hospital may have been led to believe that the loss was unavoidable. However, this is may not be the case. Many hospital errors are preventable. An investigation may be important if your loved one died because of a:
- Medication error, such as overdose of anesthesia or wrong-drug mistakes
- Hospital-borne infection acquired after surgery or during recovery
- Surgical error
- Negligent mistake that could have been avoided had hospital staff used reasonable care in their treatment of your loved one
Our lawyers can help you find out exactly what happened to your loved one and fight for a fair and just recovery if your loved one’s death was caused by medical malpractice.
Your loved one could not have known that the pill she took was the wrong prescription medication, or the anesthesia she received was the wrong strength. She could not have known that:
- The doctor wrote the wrong prescription
- She received a medication meant for someone else
- The pharmacist gave her the wrong dose
- Another mistake was made by a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, hospital staff person, or nursing home worker
Your loved one thought she was taking the right medication to manage her pain, maintain her health, or relieve her medical condition. If you suspect a medication error ended her life, then we encourage you to find out more about your rights and about what a wrongful death case could mean to your family and to other Kentucky patients.
You Deserve to Know More About Your Kentucky Wrongful Death Claim
The wrongful death attorneys at Gray and White are not only here to get you compensation for the loss of your loved one. In most death cases, there are also future lives to be saved—a drunken driver taken off the roads, a care facility that can be closed down, and hospital practices that can be changed to prevent future medical mistakes. We know that filing a case won’t bring your loved one back, but it can keep someone else safe. It can also help get you the financial recovery that you need to maintain your standard of living and to honor your loved one.
We are committed to conducting thorough investigations and fighting hard for our clients’ rights; we would be proud to advise you on your legal options at no cost to you, keeping your right to privacy as we investigate on your behalf. Call today at 888-450-4456 or fill out the contact form on this page to begin your FREE consultation.