A wrongful death lawsuit is a claim against a person who can be held liable for a death. A wrongful death can be the result of a fatal accident, negligence, or deliberate behavior. Auto accidents, abuse, and medical malpractice are all examples of possible wrongful death claims.
When we think of medical malpractice claims involving wrongful death in Kentucky, we often think of mistreatment that occurs at a hospital or at the hands of a physician. But medical malpractice can occur even in the moments immediately following an accident, at the hands of an emergency medical technician (EMT) that fails to administer necessary life-saving treatment.