Bethaniel Jefferson is no longer allowed to practice dentistry in Texas or anywhere else.
That’s the unanimous decision from the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, a sign of the grievance failure of this Houston Dentist.
Jefferson is the Houston dentist who left four-year old Nevaeh Hall severely brain damaged.
Jim Moriarty, the attorney for Nevaeh Hall, has already filed a civil lawsuit on behalf of Nevaeh’s parents, alleging the toddler was strapped down using a restraint device called a “papoose board”, then suffered irreparable brain damage because of large doses of anesthetic and sedatives given during treatment.
“Nevaeh will never recover from her injuries,” said Moriarty, “However today’s decision is a victory for her parents, and all parents who take their kids to the dentist. We applaud the Dental Board, and State Administrative Law Judges who, through their actions today, are protecting other children from negligent dental practitioners.”
State records show at least 85 Texans have died because of dental anesthesia disasters since 2010, and countless more have been left damaged for life.
Dr. Jefferson has a history of disciplinary action filed against her stretching back to 2005. In 2012 the Texas Board of Dental Examiners reprimanded her for failing to meet the minimum standard of care in the sedation of another juvenile patient.
Moriarty has also been contacted by parents of children infected by bad dental water at the Children’s Dental Group Inc. in Anaheim.
Read more about this champion for the children at Moriarty.com.
The bodies of Jimmy Moriarty and his two buddies arrived in the U.S. Tuesday afternoon. His father described it as a moving ceremony.
Video of the ceremony is not yet available; however, Dolcefino Consulting is efforting copies.
Jim Moriarty Sr. and his family will be attending a Veterans Luncheon at the Sugar Land Rotary Club on Wednesday at the Sweetwater Country Club. Jim Moriarty will be speaking to the group.
We now have additional information about the events leading to the murder of the 3 American Soldiers. The incident left one Jordanian soldier injured because of return fire from the lone survivor of the four-man convoy.
It appears now that the three-vehicle convoy was essentially trapped between two base barriers, then confronted by a Jordanian soldier. The Jordanian was armed with an AK-47 and the American’s carried only their Glock pistols, and were not wearing body armor. They were returning to the King Faisal Air Force Base where they lived.
The Jordanian guard ignored the U.S. soldier’s assurances and opened fire, killing two instantly. Jimmy Moriarty was subsequently shot three times and killed at a range of ten feet. The lone survivor returned fire and wounded the Jordanian soldier.
The family is extremely upset that the Jordanian Government has not dealt with this, but I am told that the FBI is investigating and the Moriarty family has been told the Jordanian guard is in custody.
Mr. Moriarty will be addressing his son at Wednesday’s speech. The media is invited.
There will be events on Friday, Veterans Day, and Saturday honoring Jimmy Moriarty. His body will not be coming to Houston and will instead be sent to Arlington National Cemetery for funeral preparations.
Honor Our Veterans Luncheon
Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77479
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Jim Moriarty is a Houston hero.
At just 27 years of age, this awesome graduate of Strake Jesuit High School and Annunciation Orthodox schools here in Houston had already served three tours of duty in Jordan as a member of the U.S. Special Forces.
Friday morning, Jim was one of three U.S. Serviceman killed as they entered the King Faisal Air Force base near Al Jafr. The troops were in Jordan as part of an ongoing effort to upgrade the Jordanian military to fight terrorism.
“That devastating knock on the door came Friday night at 9:00 p.m. last night”, says Wayne Dolcefino, the spokesman for the Moriarty family. “My friend Jim is heartbroken at the death of his only son, who had followed in his father’s service to the country.”
Houston Attorney James “Jim” Moriarty was a hero of the Vietnam war. His love for his son and his service was endless.
“This is a young man who loved serving in the army, was where he wanted to be, doing what he wanted to do. He was the most heartwarming, friendly kid you ever met. I am devastated, heartbroken,” says Jim Moriarty.
The Jordanian military is now saying the shootings were an accident, but the Moriarty family is demanding answers, and fear this was an ambush.
Jimmy Moriarty, or Jimbo, his family nickname, was stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky after graduating from the University of Texas in Austin with a B.B.A. in Economics. He was due to come back to the United States in just two weeks, after a job well done helping our friends protect America.
On Facebook, his father has been sharing pictures and memories. “I was simply in awe of Jimmy’s charm. He could walk into a room with 20 strangers and within 5 minutes have 20 best friends,” says Jim Moriarty. “There will not be a day for the rest of my life where I do not grieve for his loss. And I am just one of thousands of parents who suffer the same loss.”
Jim Moriarty says his son will be brought back to Houston for a memorial service. The details are being worked out. Jimmy Moriarty will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for so many of our fallen heroes.