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Chattanooga, TN

#1 Mar 31, 2009
Is Marion county being sewed for not having a defibulator response for the county commitioner who had the heart attack in one of the meetings in 2007?
facts

Chattanooga, TN

#2 Apr 9, 2009
yes I believe they are, for not having a defibulator response during a commity meeting in 2007...of course it was one of there own that needed it!!!!
Newsman

Cleveland, TN

#3 Apr 10, 2009
No, Jasper is being sued:

Hudson family files suit against Jasper
Brett King, Managing Editor, Jasper Journal 08.JUL.08

Teresa Powell Hudson, wife of Robert "Slick" Hudson, recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Town of Jasper. Teresa Hudson is asking for $1 million in damages plus court costs.

Robert Hudson, who was a county commissioner, collapsed from a heart attack at a June 25, 2007 county commission meeting. Hudson died five days later at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga.

The lawsuit claims the Town of Jasper showed negligence in their actions following the collapse of Hudson.

The lawsuit also claims defibrillators that were purchased by the town of Jasper were not used and could have saved Hudson's life.

"At some time prior to March 2007, the Jasper Fire Department obtained an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The emergency personnel of the Jasper Fire Department at that time, including Fire Chief Paul West, were trained and capable of using the AED to deliver the required emergency care to a victim of sudden cardiac arrest, such as Mr. Hudson," the lawsuit reads.

The complaint goes on to read, "Billy Simpson, the mayor of the Town of Jasper, told Fire Chief Paul West that he was not authorized to use the AED that was located at the Jasper Fire Department."

The lawsuit referenced Tennessee Code 68-140-703, which states, "Any person or entity that acquires an AED shall, within a reasonable time after the placement of an AED, register the existence and location of the defibrillator with the emergency communications district or the ambulance dispatch center of the primary provider of emergency medical services where the AED is to be located."

The lawsuit claims the Town of Jasper did not register the AED's location.

"On the advice of (the city attorney) I have no comment," said Jasper Mayor Billy Simpson.

Jasper's attorney Zach Kelley was out of town and could not be reached for comment.
thinking in writing

Chattanooga, TN

#4 Apr 21, 2009
And what is the update?
thinking in writing

Chattanooga, TN

#5 Apr 21, 2009
Thank you for the facts "Newsman"

The county committee themselves voted out the registration of the AED due to the fact that if they had registered it they would have to respond to all heart attack victims in the city and it would cost the city to much money.
Since they did not have it registered the mayor could not allow Paul West to administer any treatment with the AED.
And if this went any other way, or if the city loses then everyone and anyone who has had a loss since the purchase and training of the AED that could have been saved with an AED has a law suit on there hands not just the Hudson Family...
The city and lawyer needs to get it together!

A local news channel had interviewed the city clerk after the insident and she went on to say that durring the meeting that they took the vote fot the AED she made the comment to them that she could not believe they would vote this out because one day it could be one of there family members it saves. Then she went on to say "but it was one of our own who voted against it"...Ironic isn't it?
Newsman

Cleveland, TN

#6 Apr 22, 2009
Here's Jasper side:

Town of Jasper answers Hudson lawsuit
Brett King, Managing Editor

The Town of Jasper filed their answer to a $1 million wrongful death lawsuit brought against them earlier this year.

Teresa Powell Hudson, wife of Robert "Slick" Hudson, filed the lawsuit against the Town of Jasper back in July. Robert Hudson, who was a county commissioner, collapsed from a heart attack at a June 25, 2007 county commission meeting. Hudson died five days later at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga.

The Hudson lawsuit claims the Town of Jasper showed negligence in their actions following the collapse of Hudson.

In their answer, the Town denies any negligence.

"Based on information and belief, it would be shown that a call was placed to the 911 Call Center. Shortly thereafter, an ambulance was en route and, within a short period of time and while the ambulance was en route, the call for the ambulance was canceled," reads the answer. "It would be shown that, at no time during this sequence of events, did anyone call or contact the Town of Jasper."

One of the main issues in the Hudson lawsuit was the fact that Automated External Defibrillators (AED) were purchased by the Town of Jasper Fire Department. The original lawsuit claimed using the devices could have saved Hudson's life.

The original lawsuit read, "At some time prior to March 2007, the Jasper Fire Department obtained an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The emergency personnel of the Jasper Fire Department at that time, including Fire Chief Paul West, were trained and capable of using the AED to deliver the required emergency care to a victim of sudden cardiac arrest, such as Mr. Hudson."

The Town of Jasper's answer admitted to purchasing the AED in March of 2007, but the answer also denied the claim that Jasper Mayor Billy Simpson told West he could not use the device.

"It is denied that Mayor Billy Simpson told Mr. West that he was not authorized to use the AED that was located at the Town of Jasper Fire Department," the answer claims. "Rather, it would be shown that Mayor Simpson informed Mr. West that the town of Jasper was not qualified to provide, and would not provide, first responder service."

Also, the original lawsuit claims the Town of Jasper did not register the AEDs with the Marion County 911 Center.

"It is admitted that the Town of Jasper has not registered the AED," the answer reads. "It would be shown that Paul West did notify the Marion County 911 center that the Town of Jasper Fire Department was in possession of AEDs. It is denied that the town of Jasper's failure to register the AED is negligence.

"It is denied that the Town of Jasper is guilty of negligence as alleged in the Complaint," reads the answer.
Jasper resident

Chattanooga, TN

#7 Apr 23, 2009
So the law suit rest in favor of the City of Jasper?
Great for the city, sad for the family! People don't realize the damages done to a city when there are law suits filed. The fact of the matter is no amount of money will bring someone back, or make the pain go away it is just a way to put blame on someone else or take money away from a lot of other people. When someone dies of a heart attach whos fault is it really?
It just has to make you wounder did the family do this just for the money or did they really feel he would be alive today if the city used the AED?
Greed is a ugly thing....
Zack Hudson

United States

#8 Aug 26, 2009
my grnadfather is the or was the commisioner its none of your business
JUST WONDERING

United States

#9 Aug 27, 2009
How is Jasper bewing sewed? is with a needle and thread or a sewing machine?
You would think people who put something on a public message board would at least spell the words right?
THE POINT IS

United States

#10 Nov 10, 2009
The cardiologist told this family Mr. Hudson's live should have been salvaged.An AED was taken out and used on other victims in this area prior and after his death, therefore Mr. Hudson was not only discriminated agaist he was taken away from his family and the community.He was a county commissioner who was very well respected who tried to better his county, what a way to pay him back Billy Simpson.Who cares about taking money from people, Jasper's unorganized community failed to save this mans life.Life is more important than money to some of us.AED's are idiot proff! GO HUDSON FAMILY, maybe someone elses life will be saved in the future. Why have an AED if you aren't going to use it and save lives.
JUST WONDERING

United States

#11 Nov 11, 2009
What are theysewing, a pair of pants, a shirt, a hem!

it's sued!!
WHY

Chattanooga, TN

#12 Jan 15, 2010
If Mr. Hudson was such a great and respected man why was he discriminated against???If life is more important than money to this family why are they suing? The fact is this man took from a lot of people and the family is still trying to take even after he is gone! I guess this is why they lost, the city can see right through you! Justice has prevailed!
another fact

Chattanooga, TN

#13 Jan 20, 2010
WHY wrote:
If Mr. Hudson was such a great and respected man why was he discriminated against???If life is more important than money to this family why are they suing? The fact is this man took from a lot of people and the family is still trying to take even after he is gone! I guess this is why they lost, the city can see right through you! Justice has prevailed!
Rumor has it this family is not done yet (taking that is)!
more info please

Chattanooga, TN

#14 Jan 20, 2010
...hummmm
THE POINT

United States

#15 Feb 17, 2010
He was discrimininated against because AEDs were used on others in the area, but they failed to use them on Mr. Hudson.If Mr. Simpson's family had needed an AED it would have been used immediately.How would you feel if everyone saw a doctor at the hospital and all you got to see was a nurse or quack??? Mr. Hudson did'nt take anything from anyone, he gave to so many that you will never learn of, and by the way he was a veteran for this country that you have freedom in.This family does not need ANY money Mr. Hudson was a very successful buisness man.Thanks to Mr. Simpson's Stupidity Jasper has to pay big bucks to the attorneys in Chattanooga now.It's not about the money , it's about safing others lives including yours possible.And by the way the case has not went to court yet so the HUDSON's have not lost as you have misquoted.Get your facts correct!!!! I'ts not nice to quote rumors didnt your Sunday School Teacher instruct you on that? GO HUDSON FAMILY- HELP SAVE OTHERS LIVES WHEN AEDS ARE NEEDED!!!!!!!!!!
Truthiness

Cleveland, TN

#16 Feb 19, 2010
WHY wrote:
If Mr. Hudson was such a great and respected man why was he discriminated against???If life is more important than money to this family why are they suing? The fact is this man took from a lot of people and the family is still trying to take even after he is gone! I guess this is why they lost, the city can see right through you! Justice has prevailed!
What the hell are you talking about? They didn't lose. It hasn't even been to court yet. I talked with the court clerk about it last week and they said nothing has been done yet. Stick with the facts.
Zack HUDSON

United States

#17 Feb 20, 2010
Shut ur mouth u ppl hav a worse enough life commenting and picking on a dead man and whoever is name on the comment WHY... U watch ur mouth u ppl are pathetic my family has been through alot and for y'all to be judging us wrong thing and u know wat the stupid editor Brett someting keep ur nose in your own business
Zack HUDSON

United States

#18 Feb 20, 2010
He never stole from anyone he was a better person and always will be than whoever commented the comment called "WhY"
Zack HUDSON

United States

#19 Feb 20, 2010
WHY wrote:
If Mr. Hudson was such a great and respected man why was he discriminated against???If life is more important than money to this family why are they suing? The fact is this man took from a lot of people and the family is still trying to take even after he is gone! I guess this is why they lost, the city can see right through you! Justice has prevailed!
"whoever posted this is patheticc and a liar
Zack HUDSON

United States

#20 Feb 20, 2010
Jasper resident wrote:
So the law suit rest in favor of the City of Jasper?
Great for the city, sad for the family! People don't realize the damages done to a city when there are law suits filed. The fact of the matter is no amount of money will bring someone back, or make the pain go away it is just a way to put blame on someone else or take money away from a lot of other people. When someone dies of a heart attach whos fault is it really?
It just has to make you wounder did the family do this just for the money or did they really feel he would be alive today if the city used the AED?
Greed is a ugly thing....
"your re re if u think were a bunch of greedy ppl"

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