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Addressing the “Public Health Crisis” of Bicycle Accidents

By Brad Burnette |

Car accidents are devastating enough when they involve two motor vehicles. But when a car or truck hits a bicycle, the consequences are often catastrophic for the cyclist. And despite decades of efforts to promote safer roads for all vehicles, serious bicycle accidents appear to be on the rise nationally. Tennessee City Cited for… Read More »

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Judge Reverses Jury’s $27.8M Xarelto Verdict

By John Willis |

Tennessee physicians frequently prescribe blood thinners to help prevent blood clots in high-risk patients. Such medications can be a lifesaver, as a blood clot may lead to heart attack or stroke. But like many critical medications, blood thinners such as Xarelto carry their own side effects and potential complications. Indeed, there have been thousands… Read More »

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Am I Entitled to Compensation for PTSD Following an Accident?

By Brad Burnette |

When we think about injuries arising from car or truck accidents, we tend to focus exclusively on physical damage. But an accident often leaves lasting psychological scars as well. Indeed, it is not uncommon for accident victims to experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for months–even years–following a crash. Court Awards Truck Driver 80% Permanent… Read More »

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What Happens If the Defendant in My Personal Injury Case Dies Before I Can Sue?

By John Willis |

All Tennessee personal injury cases, such as lawsuits arising from car accidents must be filed within a certain time period. This is commonly known as the statute of limitations. For most personal injury claims, the statute of limitations is one year from the date of the underlying accident. But there are a number of… Read More »

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Are Temp Agency Workers Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

By Brad Burnette |

Tennessee employers have a legal obligation to maintain a safe work environment. This includes not only ensuring the condition of all facilities and equipment, but also providing employees with adequate safety training. If negligence in these areas leads to a workplace accident, the employer is automatically liable for paying workers’ compensation benefits–and in some… Read More »

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IVC Filter Manufacturer Cordis Faces Florida Lawsuits

By John Willis |

Personal injury claims related to IVC filters continue to mount throughout the country. We previously discussed the thousands of complaints pending against C.R. Bard before a federal court in Arizona. But Bard is not the only IVC filter manufacturer facing scrutiny over its products. OptEase, TrapEase Filters Allegedly “Fail at Alarming Rates” Florida-based Cordis… Read More »

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New Lawsuit Alleges Complications From Use of Polypropylene-based Hernia Mesh

By Brad Burnette |

Thousands of Tennessee residents require hernia repair surgeries every year. Surgical mesh is a common medical device used in such procedures to provide support for weakened or damaged tissue around the hernia. This mesh is made from either animal tissue or synthetic compounds, and the latter can remain in the body indefinitely as a… Read More »

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Tennessee Supreme Court Reaffirms “Collateral Source Rule” in Personal Injury Cases

By John Willis |

If you are in a car accident and the other driver is later determined to be negligent, does the fact you have health insurance reduce the amount of damages you can receive for your injuries? The answer to this is basically “no.” A defendant cannot escape liability by simply because a third party may… Read More »

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Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation If I Just Quit My Job?

By Brad Burnette |

Tennessee workers’ compensation covers employees who are injured in the course of their employment. To give a simple example, if you fall at work and break your leg, your employer is responsible for paying your medical expenses and lost wages regardless of who was at fault for the accident. But your employer is not… Read More »

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Judge Schedules “Bellwether” IVC Filter Case for Trial in March 2018

By John Willis |

There are currently over 3,000 product liability lawsuits pending against the manufacturers of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. IVC filters are metallic devices used to prevent blood clots from traveling from the lower body to the heart and lungs, i.e. causing a pulmonary embolism. While IVC filters were originally designed as permanent implants, the… Read More »

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