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Monthly Archives: April 2019

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Can You File a Personal Injury Lawsuit Over the Loss of a Pet?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Personal injury claims based on negligence require proof that the defendant breached some “duty of care” owed to the plaintiff–and that said breach actually caused the plaintiff’s injury. The existence of a duty of care is a legal question, while causation is a factual question. Court of Appeals Rules Veterinarian’s Negligence Caused Cat’s Death… Read More »

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Indiana Jury Orders Cook Medical to Pay $3 Million Over Defective IVC Filter

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

There are currently more than 4,000 lawsuits pending throughout the United States against the manufacturers of IVC filters. These devices are supposed to prevent deadly blood clots. Yet in many cases, dangerous and defective IVC filters have actually done more harm than good, causing serious side effects and even death in some patients. First… Read More »

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TN Court of Appeals: Secondhand Testimony Is Not Enough to Prove Asbestos Exposure

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

It has been well-known for decades that even trace amounts of asbestos in the workplace causes mesothelioma and other serious health problems in exposed workers. In thousands of cases, affected employees and their families have received compensation from employers and manufacturers whose negligence caused the asbestos exposure in the first place. Despite this, there… Read More »

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When “Common Sense” Is Not Enough to Legally Prove How an Accident Occurred

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

“Common sense” is not always compatible with Tennessee personal injury law. What we mean by that is you might be able to look at a given situation, say a car accident, and decide you know what must have happened based on your personal knowledge and experience. But when a case is tried in an… Read More »

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Can I Sue the Negligent Driver’s Insurance Company Directly Following a Car Accident?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Tennessee is what is known as a “fault” state when it comes to auto accidents. So if you are injured in an accident due to another driver’s negligence, the driver who is at-fault must pay for your damages. From a practical standpoint, this usually means the negligent driver’s insurance company will pay you, up… Read More »

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When Are Tennessee Stores Liable for Injuries Sustained by Disabled Customers?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

If you have a disability that makes it difficult to get around, shopping in a public store is often an exercise in navigating potential hazards. And while Tennessee law does not make a store owner an “insurer of their patrons’ safety,” there is still a general duty to exercise “due care” in keeping customers… Read More »

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Annual Report Details Wide Range of Defective Medical Device Claims Against Johnson & Johnson

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Every day you probably see headlines in the news about another lawsuit involving a dangerous or defective medical device manufactured by a pharmaceutical company. But just how extensive are these lawsuits? And what role do government regulators play in holding these manufacturers accountable to the public? Thousands of Lawsuits Involving Opioids, Talcum Powder, and… Read More »

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How Do I Bring a Claim Under My Uninsured Motorist Policy?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

It is always a good idea to purchase uninsured motorist (UM) coverage as part of your auto insurance policy. As the name suggests, UM coverage provides for benefits in the event you are involved in a car accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver. UM coverage is particularly useful when you are the victim… Read More »

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