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Monthly Archives: May 2020

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TN Court of Appeals Allows Victoza Lawsuit to Proceed Against Pharmacy

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

In Tennessee, there are different laws governing different types of personal injury claims. For instance, if you have been injured due to a negligent act by a healthcare provider, you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit under the Tennessee Health Care Liability Act (THCLA). On the other hand, if your injury was the result… Read More »

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What Happens If You Cannot Identify the Owner of a Truck Involved in a Hit and Run Accident?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

When a truck accident is caused by a commercial vehicle, the owner of that vehicle can be held vicariously liable for the driver’s negligence. This sounds simple enough. But establishing ownership of a semi-truck is often more complicated than you might realize. In some cases, a tractor owned by one company may be hauling… Read More »

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What Are the Exceptions to Tennessee’s Cap on Non-Economic Damages in Personal Injury Cases?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Since 2011, Tennessee law has limited the amount of “non-economic” damages a personal injury victim can recover for their pain and suffering. In most cases, this noneconomic damages cap is $750,000. But the cap does not apply in all cases. The law includes an exception for cases where the defendant “intentionally falsified, destroyed or… Read More »

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The Statute of Limitations vs. The Statute of Repose in Tennessee Medical Malpractice Cases

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

In personal injury law there are two critical deadlines that plaintiffs need to understand: the statute of limitations and the statute of repose. A statute of limitations is a deadline based on when the plaintiff’s cause of action “accrues,” which may be different then the date the injury occurred. A statute of repose, in… Read More »

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Pa. Court Dismisses Asbestos-Related Talcum Powder Lawsuit Against Colgate-Palmolive

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Defective product lawsuits depend on credible scientific testimony, not only to establish how the product in question is dangerous, but also how it actually caused the victim’s injuries. A judge will not accept a simple assertion that a product is defective or dangerous. And the court will rigorously screen proposed expert testimony to ensure… Read More »

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Federal Panel Consolidates Zantac Lawsuits in Florida

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

The number of Zantac lawsuits continues to rise as patients learn more about the potentially deadly side effects of this common heartburn medication. Last year, a pharmacy discovered that Zantac–also known as Ranitidine–contains dangerous levels of a molecule called Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is a known cancer-causing agent in humans. More to the point, the… Read More »

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