Nurses at Memphis hospital overdose two-month-old girl

Tavares Sheeks took his daughter of two months to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis in hopes that the doctors would attend to his daughter and relieve her respiratory illness. What he wasn’t expecting is for the hospital nurses to give his daughter the wrong dose of medicine.

In an interview, Sheeks said, “We got a call from the nurses around 5 p.m. saying we should bring her back ASAP because she’s been overdosed with too much methadone, which is the medicine to keep her sedated and asleep.” Sheeks was enraged when he found that instead of giving his daughter 0.2 milligrams of methadone, the nurses had administered 2 full milligrams. After Sheeks said he would file a lawsuit against the hospital, he received an apology from them. He added “I accept their apology, but I’m still lost on how could you make a mistake with a 2-month-old.”

If an individual or organization is responsible for your personal injury accident in Memphis or another area in Tennessee, do not hesitate to get in touch with our attorneys at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers by calling our offices today at (866) 537-1881. Speak with a qualified member of our legal team as soon as you can.



Single-vehicle accident injures one

A single-vehicle accident on Interstate 40 East near Sycamore View Road caused the hospitalization of one woman. The accident occurred around 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 28.

According to preliminary investigations made by the Memphis Fire Department, an SUV rolled over, causing a woman to be ejected from the vehicle. At the time of reporting, it was not yet clear whether the woman was the passenger or driver of the vehicle. Police said the victim sustained critical injuries because of the incident. The left lane of I-40 was closed to public traffic on both eastbound and westbound directions of the highway while police conducted a probe into the scene and emergency maintenance crews cleared the area.

Our attorneys at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers provide legal services for our clients in Memphis and other areas in Tennessee. We handle personal injury accident cases involving car accidents, auto defects, and truck accidents, among others. Speak with a qualified member of our legal team by calling our offices at (866) 537-1881.



Civil Lawsuit for Wrongful Death of Bobbi Kristina Brown Reaches Judgment

The estate of Bobbi Kristina Brown—daughter of the late Whitney Houston—was recently awarded $36 million in punitive damages following the ruling that Brown’s boyfriend, Nick Gordon, was “legally responsible” for the young woman’s death.

Gordon’s culpability was legally declared after he failed to attend a number of civil lawsuit hearings levied by Brown’s camp. He also did not attend the hearing that revealed the amount of punitive damages he would be required to pay and hired no lawyers to defend his case. The suit originally sought $50 million. However Brown’s estate made a statement that the need to “get justice for Bobbi Kristina Brown” was urgent, and they intended to pursue the full collection of the judgment.

In January 2015, Brown was found face down and unconscious in a tub full of cold water—an attack her estate alleges Gordon committed after he gave her a “toxic cocktail” of drugs and alcohol. She subsequently spent six months in a coma and passed on July 26, 2015. No criminal charges have been filed against Gordon, but law enforcement officials say the case is still under investigation.

At John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers, our well-versed personal injury attorneys handle wrongful death cases and fight for victims who have suffered at the hands of another party’s negligence. If you are in need of proficient legal counsel, don’t hesitate to contact our Memphis offices at (866) 537-1881 for support and guidance.



Christina Grimmie’s family sues concert promoter for her death

Legal documents, obtained by music news source Billboard, showed that the family of 22-year-old singer-songwriter Christina Grimmie has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming negligent infliction of emotional distress due to The Voice alumna’s fatal shooting.

The lawsuit which was filed in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday, December 20, names as the defendant the concert promoter AEG Live and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Plaza Foundation, which owns the Plaza Live, where Grimmie was shot to death on June 10, 2016, during a fan meet and greet.

The lawsuit claims that the defendants “failed to take adequate security measures to ensure the safety of the performers and the attendees at the concert venue”, noting that only “superficial bag checks” were conducted.

The attorneys of John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers send their thoughts to Grimmie’s family and applaud their strength in fighting for justice.



Distracted driving deaths: when texting bans are not effective

The Tennessee Highway Patrol, in an effort to observe motorists from a higher vantage point, used to observe them from a tractor-trailer. They could see drivers typing on their cell phones while on the road, and when they observed this dangerous behavior they would radio other troopers, who would stop the drivers then issue a citation.

Texting while driving is prohibited in Tennessee and in 45 other states, falling under the “due care law,” which stipulates that drivers are responsible for “devoting full time and attention to operating a motor vehicle.” This issue is getting worse in the state, with Sergeant Chris Richardson saying, “It’s a texting and driving epidemic.”

We at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers are not afraid to fight for you in court to help you obtain a fair offer of compensation for your injuries should you have the misfortune of being hurt in a personal injury accident in Memphis. If you sustain injuries in Tennessee due to the negligent actions of others, call our offices today at (866) 537-1881.



Nurse Facing First-Degree Murder Charges for the Deaths of Eight Residents

A Canadian nurse, Elizabeth Tracey Mae Wettlaufer, has been accused of intentionally poisoning eight residents in an assisted-living facility from 2007 to 2014. Wettlaufer’s alleged victims range from age 75 to 90 and were residents at Carressant Care Nursing and Retirement Home in Woodstock. Ontario police say the poisonings took place in two Ontario facilities and were alerted to the activity by a tip claiming Wettlaufer had killed multiple patients.

Five women and three men are alleged to be Wettlaufer’s victims. They were killed using a fatal dose of an administered drug. Wettlaufer first registered as a nurse in 1995 and resigned from the Colleges of Nurses of Ontario one day before the investigation began. Police are not discussing motive at this time, but the homicides mark the most murder charges levied against a single individual since 2006.

Nursing home negligence and abuse often occurs behind closed doors and can be difficult to detect. At John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers, our dedicated nursing home negligence attorneys believe in holding the appropriate parties accountable for elderly residents’ injury and untimely death. If you suspect a loved one is being neglected or abused by a nursing home, call our Memphis offices at (866) 537-1881.



School bus driver charged with vehicular homicide

John Walker, 24, was arrested on charges of five counts of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment, and reckless driving in Chattanooga, Tennessee last Monday, November 21. The charges come after Walker crashed a school bus with 35 school children inside into a tree, causing the death of six elementary children and leaving 24 others with injuries ranging from non-life-threatening to critical.

Police investigators said they are looking at a high rate of speed as a possible factor of the accident. They ruled out road conditions as a likely contributor of the crash. Police have yet to determine if the suspect was drinking while driving or if he was drunk prior to assuming control of the wheel. Emergency medical responders spent considerable time freeing children trapped inside the school bus, which was almost torn in half after getting enveloped around a tree. The accident occurred near Talley Road in southeast Chattanooga.

The personal injury lawyers at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers send our thoughts to the families, friends, and community members harmed by this tragedy.



Woman confesses she was texting when she hit child at bus stop

The Morristown Police Department in Hamblen County, Tennessee reported 37-year-old Heather Williams confessed to texting while driving. Her negligence caused her to hit a child who was waiting at a school bus stop near Lincoln Heights Elementary School on Monday, October 24.

Williams is facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury, passing a school bus stop sign, and texting while driving. In an interview with local news channel WBIR 10News, Jennifer Chess, the mother of six-year-old victim John Paul Taylor, said the boy sustained sore knees, some cuts, and bruises, but was already back to school by Thursday, October 27. Chess noted, “I thought he broke a bunch of bones. But guardian angels were watching over him.”

MPD Chief Roger Overholt emphasized the dangers of distracted driving, saying, “The incident demonstrates, once again, the danger of texting and driving, and, that while the child sustained non-threatening injuries in this incident, the outcome could have been far worse.”

If you experience a grave personal injury accident, you have probably faced serious emotional and physical trauma, not to mention the difficult challenges that the accident’s aftermath will bring. Hire the legal services of our attorneys at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers. We provide legal services to clients in Memphis and other areas of Tennessee. Find out more by calling our offices at (866) 537-1881.



Woman charged with drunk driving in fatal Indiana motorcycle accident

A woman from the state of Tennessee is facing charges of driving while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury (a Level 6 felony), misdemeanor charges of operating while intoxicated, and citations of failure to yield the right of way, and refusal to submit to a certified chemical test.

According to preliminary investigations made by the Indiana State Police, a motorcycle was struck by a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt while headed west along U.S. Route 6 near Valparaiso, Indiana. The Porter County accident occurred on Saturday, November 5. The motorcycle passenger died as a result of the accident, while the motorcycle driver sustained serious head and foot injuries.

At John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers, we see motorcycle and car accidents like this one far too often. We know how difficult it can be for families to recover after a serious loss and want to help you get the compensation you deserve to make things easier. Our thoughts and condolences are with the victims of the accident.



Nashville family sues Amazon for exploding hoverboard

A 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl, a brother and sister, had to jump from the second floor of their house in Nashville, Tennessee after a rising fire trapped them inside their home. The fire resulted from the explosion of a hoverboard they bought from Amazon back in January 2016.

After the accident, their parents, Brian and Meg Fox, filed a $30 million lawsuit against Amazon. They are also seeking damages for the six possessions they lost in the fire. The Foxes purchased the $274 hoverboard in November 2015 through Amazon’s third-party seller W-Deals.

Our personal injury attorneys at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers, who provide legal services for our clients in Memphis and other areas in Tennessee, handle personal injury accident cases such as product liability and explosion accidents, among others. Call our offices today at (866) 537-1881 to speak with an experienced member of our legal team about your situation.



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