$50m lawsuit filed against Southfield EMS after woman declared dead, later found alive
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Geoffrey Fieger announced Thursday he was filed a $50 million lawsuit against Southfield EMS Paramedics for declaring 20-year-old Timesha Beauchamp dead. Fieger said the incident left Beauchamp without oxygen for hours and that she was only discovered to still be alive when a funeral home worker opened the body bag to prepare her for embalming. 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 four hours, suffering severe hypoxic brain damage," Fieger said. It is likely that a State complaint will also be filed in the near future.
Police records: Paramedics performed CPR for 30 minutes on Southfield woman declared dead, later found alive
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – New information from police records received through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) showed that Southfield paramedics tried to revive 20-year-old Timesha Beauchamp for 30 minutes but with no luck. Paramedics told the investigating officer they had done CPR on Beauchamp for 30 minutes but that she was deceased. While Southfield police, fire and emergency personnel were all there, family told the officer they believed Beauchamp had a heartbeat. Funeral home staff said they had been advised by emergency personnel that they would continue to see her chest move for another hour. That’s when the funeral home called 911 and Detroit emergency personnel was dispatched.
Woman found alive at Detroit funeral home after being declared dead
DETROIT – After a 20-year-old Southfield woman was declared dead on Sunday, a funeral home discovered she was still breathing -- and very much alive. Sources tell Local 4 the woman was found in cardiac arrest inside her home in Southfield on Sunday morning. Southfield Fire released a statement:“At 7:34 a.m. on August 23, 2020, Southfield Fire Department paramedics arrived at a home in Southfield on a call for an unresponsive female. “At 7:34 a.m. on August 23, 2020, Southfield Fire Department paramedics arrived at a home in Southfield on a call for an unresponsive female. Given medical readings and the condition of the patient, it was determined at that time that she did not have signs of life.