Dr. Trent P. Pierce, a former nursing home medical director involved in
legal controversy, was the victim of a car bombing at his West Memphis,
AR, home late last week. The 54-year-old chairman of the state medical
board, remained in critical condition as of press time. Authorities
said they had no suspects in the attack but said they were examining
lawsuits the physician was involved in.
Officials said they were investigating what was
believed to be a homemade bomb left in the driveway by Pierce's car.
He suffered severe burns, shrapnel injuries and a badly injured eye
in an attack last Wednesday, according to local reports.
Up until a few weeks ago, Pierce was a co-defendant along with
Golden Living (formerly Beverly Enterprises) in a wrongful death suit
that reached the Arkansas Supreme Court.