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I am sorry to hear of the situation you and your family are in. I hope the general information I can provide leads you in the right direction.
Regarding injuries and deaths that occur, a personal injury attorney is generally the most appropriate attorney. This is for two reasons. First, personal injury attorneys are the most expierenced and knowledgable in wrongful death investigation, claims, lawsuits and trials. They are most familiar with the appropriate legal standard of care that a patient (or other injured individual) is due and whether or not there is a breach of said duty.
Second, when an injury is caused by law enforcement personal or state actors (i.e., state governmental employees or entities), federal law may apply. These types of actions are called Section 1983 claims or suits (named so as it raised under Section 1983 of the United States Codes). With 1983 claims, as they are essentially personal injury claims that arise from state governmental actions or inactions, personal injury attorneys are most experienced in these claims as well. This includes the complex procedures that must be followed and the common defenses that are raised by defendants in 1983 claims.
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