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 888-WE-FIGHT. Speak with a qualified member of our legal team as soon as you can.
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 888-WE-FIGHT.
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 888-WE-FIGHT.
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.
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 888-WE-FIGHT.
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.
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 888-WE-FIGHT to speak with an experienced member of our legal team about your situation.
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 888-WE-FIGHT.
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 888-WE-FIGHT.
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 888-WE-FIGHT so we can provide you with the legal representation you need and deserve.