In Tennessee and all across the United States when people and their families go into medical facilities for any kind of treatment, they expect to be well cared for and to be feeling better when they leave. Unfortunately, however, sometimes certain medical facilities do not have the staff they need or the proper training and personal injuries and even death can occur as a result. If you or someone you love has suffered a personal injury or even death after receiving treatment at a medical facility, then you should talk to a Tennessee wrongful death lawyer right away. They will hear your case and make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to.
According to this lawsuit, Lindsey Poteet, 29, from Monterey, Tennessee died on September 1, 2010 after she was transferred to New Life hospital in Nashville. She had checked into the New Life facility on August 4th. Her mother, Kathy Mauk, is suing New Life and its parent company CRC Health, claiming that the crowing and under staffing at the New Life drug treatment center led to the death of her daughter.
Kathy Mauk claims that the New Life employees delayed giving her daughter medication for two days after an antibiotic had been prescribed to her. Also, when a decision was made to send her daughter to the hospital, the New Life employees sent her by van to Nashville which was thirty miles away, instead of to Horizon Medical Center which was only eight miles away from the New Life treatment center. The attorney for Kathy Mauk stated that, “Financial gain was placed ahead of the welfare of New Life Lodge’s residents including Lindsey Poteet.”
The New Life treatment center will be faced with another lawsuit from another Tennessee family whose son died last year on his twentieth birthday.
Cases similar to this one happen all too often to people all across the country and even right here to Tennessee residents. If you or someone you care about has suffered from a personal injury or even death after receiving medical attention, then we recommend you contact one of our experienced and compassionate Tennessee personal injury and wrongful death attorneys immediately. We care about our clients and will work with you to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve for what you have been through.
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