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Dealing with Hospital Liens Following a Car Accident

By Fox & Farley |

If you require medical treatment for injuries sustained in a car accident, you may find yourself on the hook for a substantial hospital bill. And if you later file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver who caused your accident, the hospital may file a lien against any judgment you obtain. Such hospital… Read More »

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Are Some Patients Allergic to Essure Birth Control Devices?

By Fox & Farley |

Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that pharmaceutical giant Bayer would stop selling its Essure permanent birth control devices at the end of 2018. Bayer’s move came after the FDA issued an order in April 2018 restricting the sale of Essure based on thousands of consumer complaints. The FDA… Read More »

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When Can an Independent Contractor Sue a Property Owner for Work-Related Injuries?

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According to the Tennessee Supreme Court, a property owner in Tennessee normally owes a legal duty to an independent contractor hired to work on the premises to “provide a reasonably safe place in which to work.” But there is a critical exception to this rule: The owner is not liable for any personal injury… Read More »

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Can Leaving a Blank Space on a Form Doom My Medical Malpractice Claim?

By Fox & Farley |

Medical malpractice cases are among the trickiest type of personal injury claims to pursue in Tennessee, largely because the law requires plaintiffs to comply with substantially more rules before a case may even be heard in court. For example, Tennessee law requires malpractice plaintiffs send a pre-suit notice to any healthcare provider who may… Read More »

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How Tennessee’s Agritourism Law Affects the Legal Rights of Accident Victims

By Fox & Farley |

There are many car accidents where more than one party may be at fault. This is why Tennessee’s comparative fault rules require a jury to apportion liability among all responsible parties. This can pose a problem for a victim, however, if one or more of these parties are not actually part of the lawsuit–and… Read More »

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Should the Owners of Opioid Manufacturers Face Criminal Charges?

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There are a growing number of lawsuits against the manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids. These dangerous drug cases focus on the role these companies played in triggering the current opioid addiction crisis here in Tennessee and around the country. And public official in some municipalities want to go a step further and pursue… Read More »

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Why Buying Auto Insurance Immediately Following an Accident Is Not the Smartest Move

By Fox & Farley |

If you are injured in a car accident, your ability to recover damages often depends on whether or not the negligent driver was properly insured at the time of the crash. Obviously, Tennessee law requires all drivers to carry a certain amount of auto insurance coverage. But not every driver complies with this rule–just… Read More »

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New Jersey AG Sues Opioid Manufacturer for Deceiving Consumers

By Fox & Farley |

As the nationwide opioid crisis continues to claim more victims, state law enforcement officials are increasing their efforts to hold negligent pharmaceutical companies accountable. On November 13, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal filed a lawsuit against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary responsible for selling a number of popular opioid… Read More »

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New Federal Rules Might Lead to More Truck Accidents

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Trucking accidents can be devastating for other drivers and passengers on the road. A commercial semi-truck may weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds, which means it can do serious damages if not operated properly. Unfortunately, many commercial truck drivers are under enormous financial pressure to stay on the road as long as possible–which can lead… Read More »

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Court of Appeals Reinstates Wrongful Death Lawsuit Arising from Fatal Motorcycle Accident

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A personal injury case must be rooted in the defendant’s failure to meet a “duty of care” owed to the plaintiff. For example, all motorists owe a duty of care to the other drivers on the road to obey traffic laws and not drive in a reckless manner. But establishing a duty of care… Read More »

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