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Q: my father was incarcerated in tn. they did not get him any medical help until it was to late and he died.

do we have any rights here? he was very sick and they got him to the hospital to late. I live in Tx. and this happened in Tn

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Mar 7, 2017

You'd want to contact the Tennessee Civil Liberties Union prison project, and find out the names of their "cooperating attorneys." They usually give free consults.

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Q: Can the adult children of a consortium damages award to the wife claim any part of it in the settlement?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Feb 1, 2017

Depends on their relationship to the decedent, and the law in Tennessee regarding their status. Suggest you contact a member of the Tennessee Assn for Justice--they give free consultations.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Tennessee on
Q: My mother fell on an amtrak train developed cellulitis and died 4 1/2 months later can I sue amtrak

She started an injury case before she died

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Sep 28, 2016

The fall would be tough as there is caselaw saying that jerking stop and start motions are part of train (and bus) riding. The cellulitis can happen from many causes once you have a cut. I don't see it but it would certainly make sense in a death case for you to contact an attorney who is a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Tennessee on
Q: Soon-to-be ex had my 9yr old dog put to sleep at the vet without my knowledge or permission. Can I sue her?

Going through a divorce. Married less than two years. Wife took my 9yr old Springer Spaniel to vet for an ear infection and had him put to sleep without my knowledge or consent. Can I bring a lawsuit against her? Is this a felony or misdemeanor? Thank you.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Sep 3, 2016

None of the above. If the dog went to the vet and was put to sleep I assume the vet had a reason. They aren't in the business of euthanizing dogs. She had equal right to the dog, so I don't see a suit. Even if you could bring one the law views loss of a pet as loss of the economic/market... Read more »

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Q: Can I sue animal control? Or is there something I can do at all??

My 15 years old dog was taken out of my fenced in yard by animal control, but they left my four other dogs. She was very skinny, but she always ate. She was just old, and it was pretty obvious she was. They left no warrant or notice. It took me two days to even figure out she was in the pound... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Sep 2, 2016

Technically they may have violated the law by taking property--even if they claimed it was due to emergency circumstances.

Suggest you see if there is an animal rights lawyer in yor state you can speak with. Groups dealing with animal protection issues would be the best source. Ideally, if...
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Q: Does the Claims Commissioner of the State of Tennessee have the right to ask a claimant "Who is preparing legal document

Our family filed a claim against the state of tennessee for wrongful death. Our brother was allowed to die in prison, as a result of in-adequate medical attention. The claims commissioner along with the state attorney General has said that I cannot assist my mother who is feeble, with legal... Read more »

Christopher Gilreath
Christopher Gilreath
answered on Jul 7, 2011

The first thing to keep in mind is that the attorney general does not represent you, and are not in a position to give you legal advice. If your mother requests your help, you are certainly within your rights to assist her with understanding and completing legal documents. In Tennessee, a person... Read more »

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