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Wrongfully Declared Dead

 Posted on April 12, 2021 in Wrongful Death

In Southfield, Michigan, a woman was wrongfully declared dead, eventually leading to her death and the family’s subsequent lawsuit against the city and the responders at the scene. 

Wrongfully Declared Dead Woman Discovered Alive at Funeral Home

20-year-old Timesha Beauchamp passed away in October following severe brain damage, which allegedly resulted from first responders wrongfully declaring her dead after finding her unresponsive at home in August. Beauchamp had cerebral palsy.

Beauchamp’s family discovered her unconscious in their home and called emergency services. A team of four first responders attempted to revive Beauchamp with CPR before ceasing and declaring her dead at the scene.

According to the lawsuit, Beauchamp’s family requested the responders to return to the scene after declaring her dead. Using a monitor, it was apparently clear that electrical activity indicated that Timesha was still alive. As a result of her wrongfully declared death, the family claims that she suffered hypoxic brain damage, pain and suffering, and acute hypoxemic respiratory failure resulting from pulmonary arrest.

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Covid Is Taking a Toll on Nursing Home Care

 Posted on April 12, 2021 in Nursing Home Abuse

The U.S. is experiencing another surge of COVID-19 cases and fatalities in nursing homes. During the early months of the pandemic, nursing homes quickly became ground zero for coronavirus outbreaks across the country. While the cases subdued somewhat in the fall, the facilities are now seeing their most intense surge in coronavirus cases. As new cases break record after record, infections at those facilities hit a new high in late November. The situation in nursing homes is dire because they house the highest at-risk senior population and patients with multiple underlying health issues.

Between late May and late November, the number of COVID-19 cases among nursing home residents and employees quadrupled. More than 82,000 nursing home residents and employees have died from the virus since the pandemic began.  Despite making up 5.8% of all U.S. COVID cases, 40% of recorded deaths have occurred in nursing homes.

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If You Own This Baby Stroller, Your Child Could Be in Danger

 Posted on April 12, 2021 in Product Liability

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall for approximately 16,000 baby strollers due to entrapment, strangulation, and fall risks. Manufactured by Costway of Fontana, California, the strollers were sold on Amazon and the company’s site from May 2016 to December 2019. The Recall was issued on June 25, 2020, after CPSC found that 3 of the models had violated federal requirements for strollers and carriages.

Serious Risks Posed to Young Children

With the defective Costway strollers, a child’s body can pass through an opening between the seat bottom and the activity tray, or between the restraint and the seat bottom, posing the risk of entrapment or strangulation. Additionally, the location of the crotch restraint creates an opening that poses a fall hazard to children.

The recalled stroller models are:

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