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Johnson & Johnson, Bayer Agree to Settle Xarelto Multi-District Litigation

By Fox & Farley |

For several years, thousands of people in Tennessee and around the country have reported suffering serious adverse side effects from the use of Xarelto, a prescription blood thinner designed to prevent potentially deadly blood clots. There have been thousands of lawsuits filed against the two companies responsible for producing and marketing Xarelto, Johnson &… Read More »

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Oklahoma AG Announces $270 Million Opioid Settlement with Purdue Pharma

By Fox & Farley |

The U.S. legal system continues to deal with the fallout of the opioid crisis. It seems like every day there is another lawsuit filed, either by an individual victim or a government agency seeking to recuperate the costs of treating thousands of victims. And while opioid producers and distributors continue to maintain they have… Read More »

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The Important Role of Video Evidence in Personal Injury Cases

By Fox & Farley |

Many times, a personal injury lawsuit depends entirely on the parties’ personal recollection of events, which may be years after the fact. In some cases, a plaintiff may bolster his or her case if there is video or photographic evidence taken at the time of the accident. Of course, video evidence can also work… Read More »

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Tennessee Appeals Court Throws Out $250,000 Auto Accident Verdict

By Fox & Farley |

When it comes to personal injury claims arising from car accidents, a Tennessee court requires proof of “causation”–that is, evidence directly linking the accident to the victim’s injuries. In many cases this requires expert medical testimony, particularly when the injuries are more complex than, say, a mere cut or abrasion. And any expert evidence… Read More »

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

By Fox & Farley |

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 & Farley |

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 & Farley |

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 & Farley |

“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 & Farley |

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 & Farley |

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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