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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 (844) 275-8422.



Personal injury lawsuit against Smith & Wesson dismissed

Judge Todd Campbell issued a decision on Friday, September 16, regarding a personal injury case in a Nashville, Tennessee. Judge Campbell ruled that Smith & Wesson, a firearms manufacturer, was not liable for an accidental discharge that occurred earlier this year.

According to the lawsuit, Randy McNeal was accidentally shot in the finger by a Bodyguard .380 pistol inside a gun store in Murfreesboro as he was trying to put the safeties on the pistol. He alleged that a loose screw on the built-in laser sight of the gun prevented the slide from locking in position. The accident resulted in him losing a finger.

If you or a loved one have been injured due to poor manufacturing, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact one of our attorneys at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers by calling (844) 275-8422 today.



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 (844) 275-8422.



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 (844) 275-8422 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 (844) 275-8422 to speak with a qualified member of our legal team.



Nursing home ordered to pay $30 million in damages after resident’s death

A Memphis nursing home has been ordered by a jury to pay $30 million to the family of a woman whose death was determined to be the result of negligence.

Martha Jane Price was in her early 80s at the time of her death in 2009, and was sharing a room with her husband at Allenbrooke Nursing and Rehabilitation Center LLC. Price developed pressure sores on her foot that went to the bone, eventually becoming infected with fecal bugs. The problem became so severe that that her leg required amputation. Price died in November of 2009, two months after her leg was amputated.

The case was filed in 2010, and culminated a five-week trial where a jury found the nursing home liable for negligence and in violation of the Tennessee Adult Protection Act.

The circumstances that surround medical malpractice and nursing home abuse cases can be complex and variable. The nursing home neglect attorneys at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers agree that nursing homes must be held accountable when their negligence towards the safety of their fragile populations result in injuries or deaths.



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 (844) 275-8422 to hold other parties responsible for their negligence.



Children who were hurt on Delta Fair Ride speak out

The Moonraker ride at the Delta Fair and Music Festival in Memphis, Tennessee is still closed after an accident that injured eight people. Four of them sustained broken bones as a result of the incident.

16-year-old Faith Parrish and her cousin, 11-year-old Hollie Manard, were among those who were injured when the Moonraker’s safety bars unexpectedly lifted while in operation. The malfunction caused some individuals to dangle from lap bars and eventually fall to the ground.

Casey Lott, Parrish and Manard’s legal counsel, said: “If we have to bring a civil action to hold them accountable for what they did to these children, for what these children have gone through, then that is what we’ll do.” For her part, Parrish’s mother Pauline Owens said: “It is hard for me to look at Hollie and see her crying or look at Faith and see her crying or my other daughter Kira or Jonathan or any of the children that were involved in this.” Owens noted that the children are having panic attacks and that they keep hearing the screams all over again.

Our legal team at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers has offices in Memphis to help you file claims for premises liability, defective products, and insurance claims, among others. Call our offices today at (844) 275-8422 to discuss your personal injury accident.



Driver who was sleeping at the wheel causes Highway 58 crash

A three-vehicular collision that occurred along Highway 58 at Hickory Valley Road in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Monday, August 22 at around 8 p.m. resulted in four people getting injured, with two of them reported as being in critical condition.

According to preliminary investigations made by the Chattanooga Police Department, a Ford Ranger was seen going in and out of the turn lane as it was traveling northbound along the highway. The Ranger hit a southbound Honda Civic sitting in the turn lane and overturned, colliding with one other vehicle. The driver of the Ranger, who later admitted that he fell asleep behind the wheel, had been trapped inside his vehicle.

Three other people from the other vehicles were hurt during the incident. All four victims were taken via Emergency Medical Services ambulances to area hospitals for immediate treatment.

The northbound lanes of Highway 58 at Hickory Valley Road were immediately shut down following the accident.

Chattanooga Police Traffic Investigations are conducting further investigation to find out other factors that might have contributed to the accident.

If you had been injured in a car accident in Memphis or other areas in Tennessee because of the negligent behaviors of others, do not hesitate to seek legal help from our attorneys at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers. Call our offices today at (844) 275-8422 to speak to a qualified member of our legal team as soon as you can.



Transportation data shows that the worst drivers in the U.S. are in the southeast

SmartAsset, a New York based personal finance technology company, released a study that reveals where the worst drivers in the country live. According to data compiled from the Insurance Research Council, the Federal Highway Administration, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, these drivers tend to live in the Southeast.

The study ranked states according to such factors as drunk driving arrests, speeding tickets, and fatal accidents. The states that scored the worst at these factors included Mississippi, Florida, and Texas.

Insurance Information Institute, Loretta Worters, notes a correlation between a state’s insurance prices and its number of bad drivers. Florida and New Jersey, which are two of the most expensive states with regards to car insurance, are also homes to some of the country’s worst drivers.

If you’ve had personal experience with some of these bad drivers, the personal injury attorneys at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers can help you navigate the legal system and receive compensation. Call our offices today at (844) 275-8422.



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