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About J.P. Sawyer

During his 9 year tenure as a partner at the Beasley Allen Law Firm, J.P. first developed a passion for practicing wrongful death and personal injury law. However, closest to his heart has always been representing those that have been abused or neglected by the very nursing homes that were entrusted to care for them.

How to Choose a Good Nursing Home

Here are some steps that can help you find a good nursing home facility and avoid a bad one. Make a list: There are several sources you can turn to for referrals to nursing homes in your area: Your Area Agency on Aging (call 800-677-1116 for contact information) Your loved one's doctor or nearby hospital discharge [...]

By |December 15th, 2015|Community News, Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Neglect|

Focus on Safety During Your Holiday Travels

As you plan the holidays, we would like to remind you to consider Seven Tips for Safe Holiday Travel: Remember to buckle up every ride, every time, whether it’s the long trip to visit family or around the block to the mall. Shopping center parking lots are busier during the holidays. Watch out for distracted [...]

By |December 15th, 2015|Community News|

Remembering Bert Bank: An Alabama Football Legend

"I got to know Mr. Bank when I worked in the athletic department at Alabama. He was a true American Hero." - J.P. Sawyer Bert Bank, best known in sports circles as the founder and long-time executive producer of the Alabama football radio network. Bank will be honored in Birmingham as the recipient of the [...]

By |December 15th, 2015|Community News|

Jury Awards $300,000 to Family in Medical Malpractice Case

A jury ordered Noland Hospital Montgomery to pay $300,000 due to medical malpractice that led an 86-year-old woman to develop severe bedsores. The family of Katherine Hopkins, who died May 16, 2012 from unrelated complications, sued the long-term acute care hospital located at Jackson Hospital claiming the nurses there failed to turn and re-position the [...]

By |December 15th, 2015|Lawsuits, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Neglect, Recent Cases|

Construction Accidents & Injury Claims

Accidents at construction sites can lead to serious injury to both workers and non-workers. Depending on the circumstances, the legal options include a personal injury lawsuit or a workers compensation claim. Construction is, by its very nature, a dangerous industry. Workers perform difficult physical labor, sometimes at great heights or with heavy machinery. Non-worker bystanders [...]

By |December 11th, 2015|Workplace Accidents|

13 Disturbing Cases of Medical Malpractice

When a person visits the doctor's office or the emergency room of a hospital, they are entitled to receive a certain standard of medical care. Unfortunately, the standard of this "medical care" varies widely from hospital to hospital. In the most extreme incidences, the very hands that are suppose to be helping a patient can [...]

By |December 10th, 2015|Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death|

Deaths by Medical Mistakes Hit Records

It's a chilling reality – one often overlooked in annual mortality statistics: Preventable medical errors persist as the No. 3 killer in the U.S. – third only to heart disease and cancer – claiming the lives of some 400,000 people each year. At a Senate hearing Thursday, patient safety officials put their best ideas forward [...]

By |December 10th, 2015|Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death|

Two Deaths, Wildly Different Nursing Home Penalties

To see the federal government's inconsistent oversight of nursing homes, one needs only to look at what happened after two residents died 2014 one in Texas, one in South Carolina. At a nursing home in the East Texas town of Hughes Springs earlier this year, a resident approached the nurses' station gagging on a cookie. [...]

By |December 10th, 2015|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Neglect|

15 Most Fined Nursing Homes in Alabama

ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. According to ProPublica's Nursing Home Inspection Tool, below are the 15 most fined Alabama nursing homes. The below table also details deficiencies and serious deficiencies noted at these nursing homes - as defined by The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Fines are listed for [...]

By |December 10th, 2015|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Neglect|

Personal Injury Issues with Commercial Truck Accidents

Car accident injury cases involving commercial semi-trucks or "big rigs" have unique legal issues that will affect the settlement or trial outcome. An injury case involving an accident with a semi-truck or big rig will present some unique issues. Semi-truck operators must follow a number of federal and state regulations and are required to carry [...]

By |December 10th, 2015|Auto Accidents, Lawsuits, Trucking Accidents|