Q: My husband died while he was in county jail from a drug overdose. Do I stand a chance fileing a wrongful death lawsuit?
A: Yes. If the overdose was by medical staff, it's a potential wrongful death claim based on malpractice. If an illegal drug voluntarily taken, it's a potential wrongful death claim based on negligent supervision, but the claim would face some hurdles. If malpractice, consult a lawyer handling malpractice. If negligent supervision, consult a lawyer handling inmate death and injury claims.
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