Who Is Liable for a Truck Accident in Tennessee?

Truck accidents are extremely dangerous. The size and weight of tractor-trailers, rigs, and other commercial trucks mean that when cars and trucks collide, the occupants of the car are likely to die or suffer catastrophic injuries. Catastrophic injuries include spinal cord injuries, head trauma, burns, and internal organ damage. Truck accidents also cause broken bones…

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Non-Traditional Therapies for Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a series of disorders that affect mobility, muscle tone, and posture. CP is often caused by medical malpractice during the birth of a newborn. Children with CP generally have difficulty walking and coordination difficulties. They may have difficulty swallowing and speaking. Some children with CP have cognitive disabilities in addition to…

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What Are the Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Diseases?

When you’re feeling lousy, you need to see a doctor for help. You rely on the doctor to ask about your medical history and your current symptoms. You expect your doctor to conduct a physical examination that focuses on all your symptoms and complaints. Patients also anticipate that the ER doctors, their family doctors, or…

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How Technology and Regulations Can Reduce Fatal Traffic Accidents

There are many different ways to try to make cars and trucks safer. New technology is constantly being developed to help drivers anticipate and respond to traffic emergencies. Regulations help ensure that cars have the equipment they need and that manufacturers ensure that their products are free from defects that cause terrible accidents. Litigation also…

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Using Technology to Increase Driver Safety

All drivers should understand the basics of safe driving. Don’t drive while you’re distracted, tired, or intoxicated. Obey the Tennessee traffic laws. Drivers should understand how to drive when it’s raining, snowing, foggy, or too sunny. But as cars and trucks become more technologically advanced, driver safety may rely more on technology than good ol’…

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What Is the Most Common Birth Injury?

Of all the types of birth injuries a baby could sustain, the most common is a head injury. Head and brain injuries can be caused by trauma or oxygen deprivation, and they can have life-long repercussions for your child and your family. Medical providers like OB/GYNs or certified midwives should anticipate the many types of…

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What Are the Biggest Risks When Sharing the Road 18-Wheelers?

Driving near 18-wheelers and semi-trucks can be frightening. You do NOT want to have an accident with an 18-wheeler. Semis and rigs are much longer, higher, heavier, and wider than the average car, and a collision could be catastrophic. While lawsuits are often the best way to hold negligent truck drivers and defendants liable for…

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Wrong-Way Crashes in Tennessee

The most fundamental rule of driving should be to drive in the correct direction. Yet every year, drivers kill or severely injure others because they are going the wrong way. Wrong-way driving is driving a vehicle in a lane or on a road in the opposite flow of traffic. According to the National Traffic Safety…

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The Consequences of Multiple Misdiagnoses

Medical providers have a duty of care to thoroughly and completely investigate health complaints. When practitioners fail to address patient complaints, the consequences can be devastating. The worst outcome for any failure in care is generally considered to be the death of a patient. Unfortunately for some patients, living with the effects of serious medical…

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Nashville’s Initiative to Keep Woman Safe in Bars Is Picking Up Steam

Many of us aren’t aware of the extraordinary lengths that some food and drink establishments go to in order to protect their patrons. Some, like Training for Intervention Procedures (or TIPS), are programs that offer businesses insurance discounts for having all employees certified. Others are more subtle, from parking lot security and surveillance to ensuring…

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