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Can I Receive Permanent Disability Benefits If I Am Unable to Return to Work?

By Brad Burnette |

There are multiple kinds of workers’ compensation benefits available under Tennessee law. If an on-the-job accident leaves you with a permanent impairment but you are still able to work in some capacity, a workers’ compensation judge will award you permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits. But if you are unable to return to any kind… Read More »

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Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson Over PROLENE Hernia Mesh

By John Willis |

Personal injury claims involving defective medical devices are often difficult for plaintiffs because they are themselves not experts. Many patients simply accept whatever medical advice they are given and do not fully understand exactly what devices–or brands–are being implanted in their bodies. Of course when it comes to filing a lawsuit, it is critical… Read More »

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N.J. Jury Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $117 Million Over Cancer Connected to Talcum Powder

By Brad Burnette |

Johnson & Johnson has been under fire in court, and in the press, over allegations that its popular baby powder causes ovarian cancer in women. Baby powder contains talc, a soft mineral that absorbs moisture and oils. Johnson & Johnson has marketed talcum powder since the 19th century as a cosmetic product. In particular,… Read More »

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Will Store Surveillance Video Help or Hurt My Slip and Fall Claim?

By John Willis |

In any type of accident case, it is important to gather as much evidence as possible from the scene. In a car accident, for instance, you should try and take photos of the vehicles right away to help document any property damage. Similarly, if there is any video footage of what happened, that can… Read More »

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Louisiana Judge Allows Plaintiff to Pursue “Failure to Warn” Claim Against Hernia Mesh Manufacturer

By Brad Burnette |

Patients who are injured by a defective medical device may have multiple grounds for seeking damages against the negligent manufacturer. For example, there may have been a defect in the production of the specific device you received, or there may be a more general flaw in the overall design. Your doctor may also not… Read More »

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What Happens If the Jury Thinks I’m Equally to Blame in My Personal Injury Lawsuit?

By John Willis |

In personal injury lawsuits, the defendant will often try and shift the blame to the plaintiff. For example, if there is an accident involving two cars, the defendant driver may attempt to argue it was the plaintiff who was actually driving recklessly. Or even if the defendant admits doing something wrong, he may still… Read More »

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What Happens If I Agree to a Personal Injury Settlement On Behalf of My Child?

By Brad Burnette |

Contrary to what you might think, the vast majority of personal injury cases in Tennessee do not go to trial. Most claims arising from car accidents and other negligent acts are resolved by voluntary settlement between the parties. Generally, it is up to the victim–and their personal injury lawyer–to ensure the settlement is fair… Read More »

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FDA Targets Opioid-Containing Dietary Supplements

By John Willis |

As opioid addiction continues to ravage many Tennessee communities, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken action against the manufacturers of so-called dietary supplements that contain opioid compounds. More than two years ago, the FDA directed federal marshals to seize over 90,000 bottles of supplements containing kratom, the common name for a… Read More »

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How Do You Prove the “Proximate Cause” of an Accident?

By Brad Burnette |

In any Tennessee personal injury case, it is critical for the victim to establish the “proximate cause” of an accident. Note that the proximate cause may not be the same thing as the immediate cause (or the “cause-in-fact”). For example, if a one driver runs a red light, a second driver suddenly stops to… Read More »

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Could Your Child’s Carrier Lead to a Traumatic Brain Injury?

By John Willis |

When we talk about traumatic brain injuries, we are usually thinking about motor vehicle accidents where a car is traveling at a significant rate of speed. But younger children can sustain a concussion or similar traumatic brain injury when traveling in much more low-tech vehicles such as strollers and carriers. Indeed, according to a… Read More »

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