If a loved one has committed suicide, you may have the right to pursue compensation and see that whoever was responsible is held accountable. Depending on the situation, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim or a civil rights claim. An experienced attorney at Rosenblum & Reisman can help you review your options and take action.
Our lawyers come to these cases with more than 20 years of experience. We have successfully handled many of these complex cases. In fact, fellow lawyers in Memphis and throughout Tennessee frequently refer these cases to us, knowing that we have the knowledge necessary to obtain justice and compensation for the victim's family.
Suicide In Jail and Prison
Many of the cases we handle involve suicide in confinement. The reality is that the suicide rate is much higher among incarcerated individuals. Jail and prison staff have a duty to recognize the signs and symptoms that could lead to an inmate killing himself or herself. When an inmate offers clear indication that he or she is going to commit suicide, perhaps even threatening to do so verbally, and the threats are ignored, the jail or prison can be held accountable. In these cases, we file civil rights claims against the correctional facility.
Suicide And Medical Malpractice
Medical professionals must take threats of suicide seriously. Unfortunately, our attorneys have handled many cases involving doctors who let patients go without providing proper treatment, or mental health facilities releasing patients who threatened suicide. When the individual actually follows through on those threats, we will file a medical malpractice, psychiatric malpractice or wrongful death claim against the medical professional who failed to provide proper medication and treatment.
Contact Rosenblum & Reisman
To learn more about how we can help you, please schedule a free consultation with one of our Memphis suicide claims attorneys. Call us locally at 901-328-9471 or 800-572-8277 (toll free), or send us an email. Suicide lawsuits are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.