ESTATE OF WALTER BRADLEY by Next of Kin, IRENE KING, ET AL. v. HAMILTON COUNTY - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Aug 21, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

H. Whitney Durand, III, and John M. Wolfe, Jr., Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellant, Estate of Walter Bradley by next of kin, Irene King.

Attorneys 2:

R. Dee Hobbs, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellee, Hamilton County.

Judge(s): MCCLARTY

Following his conviction, Mr. Bradley was placed at the Hamilton County Jail in March 2012. Over the next seven months, Mr. Bradley spent several weeks in and out of Erlanger Medical Center and Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute due to his poor health. In October 2012, he passed away from tuberculosis. His sister brought this action for wrongful death and negligence under Tennessee?s Governmental Tort Liability Act against Hamilton County. She later amended the complaint in order to add a claim for severe emotional distress she personally suffered as a result of her brother?s alleged mistreatment. Hamilton County filed a motion to dismiss and a motion for summary judgment. The trial court consolidated the two motions together and dismissed the complaint in its entirety. The sister appeals. We affirm.

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