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February 2017 News

Woman claims defective lift caused wrongful death of husband

A Pennsylvania woman has laid claim that a defective aerial lift caused the wrongful death of her husband when he was performing tree removal work. The widow has filed a lawsuit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. The lawsuit names the manufacturer of the aerial [...]
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What is a drug recall and why do they happen?

Drug recalls are not overly common, but they do happen often, even when manufacturers do their best to produce safe products. There are times when issues arise that simply cannot be avoided. Because of this, recalls must be issued to keep consumers safe from illness or injury. [...]
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What You Need to Know When You're Involved in a Single Car Accident

All car accidents are equally terrifying, even if no other car is involved but your own. As frightening as they can be, great tragedy can occur in the blink of an eye. That's what happened in Bristol, Tennessee at 8:53am Sunday morning in the beginning of February 2017. [...]
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Rules For Filing A Car Accident Personal Injury Claim In Tennessee

As we head into the spring travel season in Middle Tennessee, traffic on our roads and freeways through the region often increases with drivers who don't know our roads or laws.
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Defective medical devices lead to unnecessary medical expenses

Defective medical devices can lead to unnecessary medical expenses in Nashville, Tennessee. Defective medical devices are a common occurrence, even with the technology available today. Those affected by a defective medical device might find themselves with unnecessary medical [...]
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Tennessee plaintiffs claim vena cava filter is defective

A group of plaintiffs from both Pennsylvania and Tennessee claim that the vena cava filter is defective, according to a lawsuit. There are three plaintiffs involved in the suit, one from Philadelphia and two from Tennessee.
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The most often replaced auto parts in Tennessee

Owning a vehicle comes with plenty of responsibility, including having proper insurance and a driver's license. You must know the rules of the road everywhere you drive and adhere to the laws governing travel in the state of Tennessee.
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What is included in a Tennessee wrongful death lawsuit?

Wrongful death is defined as the death or killing of a person due to the negligence or misconduct of another person. The surviving members of the victim's family might be able to sue for wrongful death damages, but would need to prove negligence on the part of the defendant. So, [...]
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Debate rages around medical marijuana and opiate abuse

The debate rages on around the use of medical marijuana to curb opiate abuse in Tennessee. As the debate continues, lawmakers are considering whether or not they should introduce a bill that would allow the use of medical marijuana. A former assistant district attorney hopes [...]
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Hip replacements are the most recalled defective medical devices

Over the past two decades, total hip replacements have become more popular. Their lure is the promise of increased mobility. However, between 2002 and 2013, six manufacturers defective medical devices were responsible for 578 recalls including Biomet, DePuy, Smith and Nephew, [...]
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Uninsured drivers impact the economy

If you get into a car accident in the state of Tennessee, you have a 1 in 5 chance that the driver of the other vehicle will be uninsured. The latest Insurance Research Council report (put out in 2014) ranks Tennessee 6th among the states with the highest uninsured rate at 20%, [...]
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Cheap car insurance can sometimes be the wrong choice

It's always nice to save money, especially on those recurring payments every month like car insurance. But getting the cheapest policy out there isn't always the best solution for your family.
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Icy Roads: Do's and Don'ts

Driving in icy conditions is a must for a select few. If you are a nurse or doctor at a hospital, a police officer, or a first responder, the icy roads mean more patients and more calls. Specifically, officers and first responders have been trained to drive in these conditions, [...]
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The differences between manufacturing defects and design defects

When a person is injured by a product, whether it might be inherently dangerous or not, the same questions always arise. How did the product injure the person? How severely was the person injured? Could the injury have been predicted? How did the product cause the injury? Was [...]
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2013 Hyundai Sonatas alleged to have known of seat belt failure

Authorities with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, that they launched an investigation into the effectiveness of seat belts in some Hyundai midsize car models. The investigation currently centers around a potential seat belt [...]
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Why don't school buses have seat belts?

It's a good question. We did a little digging and found an old 2010 report in Today that described it as such: "Because modern school buses are already remarkably safe, and because seat belts don't work the same way in buses as they do cars, research shows." The report goes on [...]
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Probe of fatal Tesla crash ends without a recall

A recent probe of a fatal Tesla crash has ended without a recall being issued by the United States. The investigation centered around Tesla's Autopilot system in a vehicle that was involved in a fatal accident. Despite the lack of a recall, the investigators criticized the way [...]
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