Wrongful Death in Jail Attorneys in Bowling Green, Kentucky
Our trusted Bowling Green criminal defense attorney, John Caudill, has spent over 30 years protecting the rights of individuals throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky from the start of their cases, and beyond. We work tirelessly to pursue the best outcome for each of our clients, and use our extensive legal knowledge, skills, and resources to do just that.
Today, our Warren County criminal defense lawyer is the only former Federal Prosecutor in Western and South-Central Kentucky. Over the past three decades, he has prosecuted and defended hundreds of people and companies during both complex state and federal criminal cases that required a precise legal strategy — from preparation to trial — to pursue and secure real results for our clients.
This includes representing the family members of those who have tragically lost their lives while in police custody, in county jail, or after they began their prison sentences.
Abuse, foul play, or negligence on the part of law enforcement, correctional officers, the jail or prison staff, or the private or government entity in charge of the facility that leads to death is unimaginable — yet it still tragically happens.
Correctional facilities of all types assume responsibility for the safety and health of inmates when it deprives them of their freedom. When they fail to keep inmates safe, and someone loses their life as a result, you deserve to know your legal options to hold the facility accountable for the loss of your loved one. We can help.
Contact our Bowling Green and Owensboro civil rights defense lawyer today.
What are the Most Common Causes of Inmate Deaths in Kentucky?
When natural causes or unpredictable or controllable events lead to the death of an inmate, the facility or its staff may not be liable for the loss of life.
However, correctional facilities must provide a reasonable measure of safety to inmates. When a prisoner dies because of negligence or foul play, the immediate family may have a civil claim for the death.
Common reasons when a facility may be liable for an inmate’s death include, but are not limited to:
- Exposing inmates to hazardous premises or toxic environments.
- Failing to provide — or outright deny — the necessary medical treatment and reasonable care necessary to aid the inmate’s injury, illness, or other medical condition.
- Failure to recognize and mitigate suicide risks.
- Negligence when transporting an inmate.
- Negligent supervision of officers.
- Prison conditions do not meet U.S. health and safety standards.
- Prisoner neglect.
- Ignoring attacks by other inmates.
- Use of excessive force.
Pursuing law enforcement, a jail, or prison for the death of an inmate may include filing a lawsuit against a branch of government, or a private company. Most prisons, their security, and facility operations have been outsourced to private companies, which makes filing a civil claim against the entity — or the healthcare services provided by private medical companies contracted by the prison — a complex undertaking without an attorney.
Our skilled inmate wrongful death attorney will help your family identify all potential defendants during our investigation to pursue the compensation you deserve through a civil lawsuit. We understand no amount of money will bring your family member back. However, it will give you and your loved ones the time you need to grieve, while helping to ensure this does not happen to another inmate going forward.
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Contact Our Dedicated Inmate Wrongful Death Lawyer in Bowling Green, Kentucky Today
John Caudill Attorney at Law offers trusted legal representation to individuals and families throughout the Bowling Green area and surrounding communities, including Owensboro, Franklin, Scottsville, Hartford, and Morgantown.
If you have lost a loved one who was in police custody, jail, or prison in Kentucky, contact our trusted inmate wrongful death attorney in Warren County today by calling (270) 925-0447 or contacting us online.