March 2017 News

Samsung Note 7 could return following recalls for fires

The much-maligned Samsung Note 7 could return to the market following recalls for fires. The phone could return refurbished or as rental phones following the recalls, according to Samsung, which has admitted considering bringing the recalled phones back onto the market.
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Care of a child damages in wrongful death lawsuit

Wrongful death lawsuits are typically filed by the loved ones of a person who died due to an accident, injury, illness or other cause. Most wrongful death lawsuits help surviving family members continue to live even though they have lost a loved one who might have provided [...]
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If someone dies in an auto accident that's my fault, what can happen to me?

No one likes to think about deadly car crashes. But they happen every day in the state of Tennessee. In 2016, 1,036 people died as a result of a car accident (962 in 2015). In most of those cases, someone was at fault. If you are at fault in an accident and someone was killed, [...]
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Five tips for driving in the rain

Nashville weather in the Spring can be very rain-filled. Severe thunderstorms can pop up out of nowhere, and can make driving very dangerous. There are more than 1,259,000 weather-related accidents each year. Drive safely, and you won't be one of them.
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What is an auto recall and why does it happen?

Auto recalls are quite common these days, even as technology continues to improve. There are simply some issues that cannot be fixed, or occur after manufacturing,. Auto defects can cause serious injury, or even death if not addressed by the owner as soon as a recall notice is [...]
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IVC filter stuck in vein leads to lawsuit

An IVC filter that got stuck in the vein of a patient back in 2015 has led to a lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed earlier this month by a man from South Carolina. The plaintiff had the Option ELITE Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava filter on April 19, 2015. The procedure was performed [...]
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Fear of Flying? Consider These Statistics.

Fear of flying is more common than you might think. In fact, more than 20 million Americans will admit to having some degree of fear associated with stepping aboard an airplane. For some of them, the fear is so debilitating that they refuse to fly entirely. The question, though, [...]
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How to Stay Safe and Have Fun on Spring Break

Ah, spring break, the magical time of year where the cold of winter finally departs and we enjoy some much needed time in the sun. While spring break is one of the most fun times of the year, it can also be the most dangerous. We suggest you plan ahead a few things to make your [...]
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The Potential Dangers of Self-Driving Cars

Would you trust a self driving or autonomous car in the lane next to yours? It might be a question that we face in the next few years. The technology is still being tested by companies like Google, BMW, Audi, and Hyundai, but self driving cars will be on our roads sooner than [...]
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How to Avoid the Dangers of Recalled Products

Products are recalled ALL the time. It's amazing how many products we use every day that are deemed potentially unsafe. Last year, it was salmonella in peanut butter or listeria in our ice cream. How do you know if the products you're using are truly safe?
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Dangerous consumer products and your rights

Consumers have the right to be protected from the products they purchase. There are defective products out there that can cause consumers to suffer an illness or injury, sometimes severe enough that they cause hospitalization or even death. But, there are inherently dangerous [...]
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How do I file a consumer complaint?

Consumers have rights in the United States that protect them from faulty, defective and dangerous products. Because of these rights, consumers can file complaints against products, retailers, manufacturers and designers of products that harm them or do not live up to their [...]
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You can be injured by your airbag

Airbags are life savers, to be sure. Thousands of lives are saved every year because of airbags. However, they have been known to malfunction, causing serious and even fatal injuries to drivers and others in a vehicle.
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Key points to consider when planning a funeral

After a loved one passes away, if he or she did not leave directions behind in a will, you may have to make some decisions about what type of service you're going to have and what it will all entail. Below are a few key things you want to consider:
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Lawsuit filed against Cook Günther Tulip Vena Cava Filter

A lawsuit has been filed against the Cook Günther Tulip Vena Cava Filter by a woman who was implanted with the device back on June 21, 2012, at the Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The filter implanted in the plaintiff is one of the oldest on the market, first [...]
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Keeping Truckers Safe: Not All Truck Accidents Are The Trucker's Fault

First, let's be upfront: Not every truck accident is the result of truck driver or truck company negligence. Some car drivers take unnecessary risks to sharing the road with semi-tractor trailers and large construction vehicles.
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What are dangerous drugs?

Dangerous drugs are drugs that pose a threat to consumers, even though they are on the market to help others live healthier, longer lives. Pharmaceutical companies that fail to market or test drugs properly can be hit with liability lawsuits by plaintiffs who have been hurt by [...]
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How to protect yourself from recalled products

Product recalls are a common part of life and will likely never go away so long as companies continue to manufacture products. Recalls are issued for a variety of reasons, including defects in the product's manufacturing, defects in the product's design and defects in the [...]
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How to determine liability in wrongful death product cases

There are a few different methods a plaintiff in a wrongful death case stemming from a product can use to prove liability. These methods include strict liability, warranty, negligence and tortious misrepresentation.
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Product liability lawsuit against Smith & Nephew revived

A product liability lawsuit against the company Smith & Nephew over claims of defective medical wipes has been revived. A trial court ruling from 2015 was partially reversed by a three-judge appellate. The partial reversal reinstates the complaint against the company, but it can [...]
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Common auto defects that lead to car accidents

Car accidents can be quite scary, no matter the severity. Most accidents are caused by driver error, but there are times when they are caused by auto defects. When a vehicle has a defect, there is not much the driver can do to control the situation. Because of this, the car [...]
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What are defects in design?

Defects in design focus solely on the planning stages of a product, not the actual manufacturing of the product. These cases typically involve the safety of the product. A design defect occurs when there is an error or flaw in the design of the product that renders it unsafe for [...]
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