Oct 8, 2020
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.
“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.
Samantha M. Teal
Legal Assistant to Geoffrey N. Fieger