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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.



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.



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.



CDC blocks testimony of vaccine whistleblower in medical malpractice lawsuit

Lawyers Bryan Smith and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. want Dr. William Thompson to testify in a medical malpractice case to share how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was privy to fraudulent statements in the studies they released, which found no connection between vaccines and autism.

Thompson is a 19-year CDC veteran who worked as former senior vaccine safety scientist at CDC’s Immunology Safety Office. He is also a key author of four studies the CDC used to prove that the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine and vaccines, which contain the mercury-based preservative thimerosal, do not expose their recipients to autism. However, the United States Department of Health and Human Services admitted that during the proceedings, the agency sealed one of the cases, wherein HHS conceded that the vaccines did indeed cause autism, therefore concealing critical evidence.

Developing a strong and well-crafted legal strategy for your personal injury accident case helps you to obtain full and fair financial compensation for the losses you endure as the result of your accident. Seek the legal help of our attorneys at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers by calling our offices today at (866) 537-1881.



Airport takes note of new policy regarding Samsung Note 7 smartphones

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphones have been banned from air travel within, from, and to the United States, including on a passenger’s person, in carry-on baggage, and in checked baggage. However, Memphis International Airport in Tennessee will allow passengers to store these devices in their vehicles on airport property. The devices were banned because of reports that they are prone to explosions.

Samsung stopped the sale and manufacture of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on Tuesday, October 11. Passengers who try to smuggle a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in their checked baggage will find themselves facing criminal prosecution. As of last Wednesday, October 19, the Memphis-Shelby County Airport has yet to receive notice of an incident from the Transportation Security Administration. Memphis International public information officer Glen Thomas said: “If someone has the phone, they can give it to someone to take home, store it in their vehicle, or ship it through a ground carrier.”

If you are hurt in a serious personal injury accident and subject to physical and emotional trauma that otherwise would not have occurred, you can pursue financial compensation from negligent parties. Seek the legal help of our attorneys at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers in Memphis by calling our offices today at (866) 537-1881.



CPSC releases warning after Samsung top-loading washing machines explode

On the morning of April 8, 2016, 32-year-old Georgia resident Melissa Thaxton said she was unloading some of her clothes from her Samsung top-loading washing machine when it exploded. “There were wires, nuts, the cover actually was laying on the floor.”

What was more disturbing about the whole thing was that her four-year-old son, Luke, had been playing nearby the running machine when the explosion happened. “I just remember covering my head and leaning towards my son and just screaming this scream that I didn’t even know I could scream.”

Thaxton and other plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against Samsung in federal court in New Jersey. Jason Lichtman, the plaintiffs’ legal counsel, said a support rod in the washing machine cannot hold the tub in place and can come unfastened during the spin cycle. Lichtman noted, “The rod can slide right out. And that’s what causes the washing machine to blow apart.”

With this development, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning on Wednesday, September 28 regarding the washing machine units, which were manufactured by Samsung between March 2011 and April 2016.

If you have experienced a serious personal injury accident, then you were subjected to the physical and emotional trauma that such an ordeal can bring. Get in touch with our attorneys at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers in Memphis by calling our offices today at (866) 537-1881 so we can provide you with the legal representation you need and deserve.



Judge deems personal injury lawsuit against 3M ‘premature’

In an order filed on Tuesday, September 20, United States District Judge Abdul Kallon barred customers of the West Morgan-East Lawrence Water and Sewer Authority from basing claims of negligence and public nuisance on personal injury. The judge ruled that plaintiffs cannot claim they suffered an injury or contracted a disease from the drinking water supplied by the county government office, which was supposedly tainted with chemicals identified in a recent EPA health advisory by 3M Co.

In his decision, Kallon said: “Unfortunately, while their fear of injury is justified, under Alabama law, however, they have not suffered a ‘manifest, present injury,’” noting that the lawsuit was premature. Kallon also negated claims that 3M Co. and its subsidiary, Dyneon LLC, trespassed against West Morgan-East Lawrence Water and Sewer Authority and its customers because the plaintiffs failed to provide evidence of property damage arising from the chemicals contaminating the authority’s drinking water.

At John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers, our personal injury attorneys will work with you to craft a comprehensive legal strategy designed to help you fight for fair financial compensation for your losses. Call our offices today at (866) 537-1881 to speak with a qualified member of our legal team.



New technology can help older drivers navigate safely

Better technology can aid drivers of all ages and help them enjoy a safer, more relaxing driving experience, especially since motorists who are aged 70 and older are more likely to get confused at intersections and on-ramps.

According to automotive insurer The Hartford and MIT’s AgeLab, the presence of safety technology will be a factor heavily considered by drivers in coming years. Three-fourths of drivers aged 50 and above are planning to consider safety technology when they purchase their own vehicle within the next two years. That marks an increase in drivers aged 50 and above who bought vehicles with safety technology during the past two years.

The move to develop self-driving cars is a step toward doing away with the human error present in most vehicular accidents. In fact, Google plans to have its self-driving cars available by 2020, an objective that many in the auto industry believe is too ambitious since they believe self-driving cars can only come about over 10 years from now.

Without safety technology, accidents are bound to be prevalent. At John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers, our personal injury attorneys will develop a close working relationship to help you come up with a legal strategy to help you fight and win financial compensation for your personal injury accident. Call our Memphis offices today at (866) 537-1881 to hold other parties responsible for their negligence.



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