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Five teenagers hurt in Knoxville car accident

The Knoxville Police Department in Tennessee has reported that five teenagers from Lincoln County have sustained multiple injuries, with one in critical condition, from an automobile accident in Knoxville on Monday, September 7.

The victims were identified as Chaz Goodpaster, Ricardo Nunez, Riley Wilson, Tabor Bandy, and Patrick Thomas.

Lexington, Kentucky news website Lex18.com’s Jessica Reyes conducted an interview with some of the teenagers’ friends from Kentucky and found out that the teenagers involved in the accident were on their way to Florida to celebrate the Labor Day weekend when the accident happened.

Alex Rose, one of the victim’s friends, was getting updates on the victims’ trip on Facebook, which contained Bandy’s Sunday post, which said: “We are finally heading home 12 hours to go but God will hopefully get us home safely”.

Knoxville police are still trying to find out what exactly caused the accident to happen in the first place.

If your personal well-being has been harmed in a personal injury accident in Memphis or other areas in Tennessee due to the irresponsible actions of other people, our attorneys at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers will work hard on your case so that you can get a favorable resolution to your personal injury case. Call our offices today at (866) 537-1881.

Child recovers from critical injuries caused by fiery car accident

The Memphis Police Department in Tennessee has reported that a child who has sustained critical injuries during a fiery car accident is no longer in critical condition. The accident occurred at the intersection of Kirby and Winchester at around 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 30.

The police department was not able to provide specific details as to what caused the accident and what happened during the incident. It is known that three vehicles collided and two caught fire, with passengers still trapped inside.

A police officer responded to the accident and cut the seatbelt of a passenger – a child who was taken to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital for treatment of her critical injuries.

Our attorneys at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers in Memphis know the right legal tactics to garner a favorable resolution in personal injury lawsuits for our clients. If you would like to speak with a member of our legal team or find out more about the legal services we offer, call our offices today at (866) 537-1881. Take charge of your life today.

Newsweek article details drug abuse among hospital employees

An article published in Newsweek magazine recently reports on hospital employees who abuse their access to narcotics and place patients in danger. The author, Kurt Eichenwald, introduces his subject by telling a story about the time former radiology technician David Kwiatkowski accidentally and temporarily paralyzed himself with stolen drugs in the bathroom of Arizona Heart Hospital.

The article itself recounts an interview held with Kwiatkowski, who survived the accidental paralysis and went on to steal and abuse narcotics in a number of hospitals across the country. Eichenwald’s article illustrates drug abuse within America’s healthcare system as evidenced by Kwiatkowski’s chilling anecdotes.

Kwiatkowski is now serving time for a number of crimes, including infecting at least 45 hospital patients with hepatitis C. This terrible story is one example of a problem that exists on a much larger scale. According to Eichenwalk, a recent study conducted by the CDC found that “nearly 30,000 people may have been exposed to hepatitic C…by infected hospital employees using narcotics intended for patients.”

Kwiatkowski’s story proves the upsetting reality that hospitals are not infallible, and patients across the country should be vigilant in looking out for negligent behavior. If you have been injured by a negligent medical professional in the Memphis area, don’t hesitate to contact the John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers by calling 888-WE-FIGHT today.

Sick doctors pose a threat to patients

A recent survey produced by employees at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia questioned 500 medical professionals, including doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, and midwives, on the prevalence of caregivers failing to take sick days. The survey revealed that nearly every participant felt that medical professionals who attend work while sick pose a threat of infection to their patients, yet more than 83 percent admitted to doing this very thing at least once in the past year.

According to the survey, medical professionals continue to work when ill for several reasons. About 99 percent said that they refused to take sick days so that they would not force additional work on their colleagues, while 95 percent blamed this practice on the fact that there are not enough employees to cover the work. Additionally, 92 percent of those surveyed said they worked through illness in order to provide continuous care for their patients, and 64 percent feared that taking sick days would lead their colleagues to think less of them.

Viruses such as influenza and measles are easily transmittable, and sick doctors threaten the safety of their patients by exposing them to additional and dangerous illnesses when their health is already compromised. If you believe that a doctor’s actions or inaction caused you or a loved one to suffer undo harm, let the experienced Memphis medical malpractice attorneys at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers help. Call us today at 888-WE-FIGHT to learn more about how we can fight for you.

JMB attorney speaks to My FOX Memphis about Arrow Cab bankruptcy

Attorney Tressa Johnson with John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers was recently featured in a My FOX Memphis report about Arrow Cab’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers represented Melvin Barnes in a lawsuit against Arrow Cab after a 2009 accident that left him with life-changing injuries. Barnes was awarded $1 million, but has been waiting for six years to receive this compensation. Now that the company is filing for bankruptcy, getting this money could prove to be even more difficult. Learn more about this case by clicking here.

Attorneys Bailey and Johnson examine FOX13 cell phone video of traffic stop

After cell phone footage appeared on FOX13 that depicted what seemed to be a Southaven traffic stop, Lynnanne Nguyen spoke to attorneys John Michael Bailey and Tressa Valentine Johnson of John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers about the officer’s forcible removal of the vehicle’s driver. While Bailey recognized that the driver did the right thing by pulling over and speaking with the officer, there are few things the driver may have been able to do to prevent what transpired.

Though the driver spoke to the officer, he did not comply with the officer’s multiple orders to exit the vehicle. While Bailey notes that the driver had the right to ask why he had been pulled over, Johnson added that “[y]ou need to comply with the officer.” Bailey further noted that it appeared that the steering column of the car was broken, which may have served as probable cause for the officer to remove the driver.

Little more is known about the incident than what is shown in the video, but Bailey and Johnson urge drivers who find themselves is similar situations to remain calm, listen to officers, and to remember any details you can—for instance, badge numbers, car numbers, and officer names. Though Bailey notes that you have the right to record the police, he states, “I would notify the officer.”

Memphis Attorney Tressa V. Johnson Is Named Partner of Prestigious Law Firm

Tressa Valentine JohnsonJohn Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers announced on Friday, March 27th, that attorney Tressa Valentine Johnson had been named partner. Johnson, a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, is known for winning large verdicts and fighting vigorously for her clients. As the senior managing attorney and top litigator for John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers, Johnson is an active member of the Tennessee Association for Justice, the Memphis Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

When asked to comment, Tressa Johnson said, “I fight every single day for my clients and it’s their strength in the face of great adversity that motivates me.”

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