Fieger Files $50 Million Federal Lawsuit Against Southfield EMS for Declaring Live Patient Dead

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Nationally known trial attorney Geoffrey Fieger announced today that he has filed a $50 million dollar lawsuit against Southfield EMS Paramedics for falsely declaring that Timesha Beauchamp, age 20, had died, when, in fact, she was very much alive. As a result, Timesha was left without much needed oxygen for hours, ultimately placed in a body bag and transported to a funeral home. As the funeral home unzipped the body bag to prepare Timesha for embalming, they discovered her eyes were open, she was breathing, and very much alive.

Fieger stated:
“The State of Michigan has suspended the licenses of the EMS employees involved. All the telemetry evidence shows that Timesha was alive when EMS declared her dead. As a result of being declared dead, she was left without oxygen for 4 hours, suffering severe hypoxic brain damage. Timesha has been hospitalized since these events and remains in critical condition.
All of this could have been avoided, had more care been taken.”

The lawsuit alleging violation of civil rights was filed in the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and assigned to Judge Arthur J. Tarnow for trial by jury. It is likely that a State complaint will also be filed in the near future.

For a copy of the complaint and further information contact:

Samantha M. Teal
Legal Assistant to Geoffrey N. Fieger


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