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Category Archives: Personal Injury

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Vanderbilt Medical Center Faces Whistleblower Lawsuit Over Failure to Follow OSHA Guidance to Prevent Workplace Violence

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Workplace violence is a serious but often overlooked problem, especially in service industries like healthcare. Indeed, in 2015 the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued new guidelines “for protecting healthcare and social services workers from workplace violence.” Issuing guidance, of course, is one thing. But what happens when employers neglect to follow… Read More »

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TN Court of Appeals Declines to Hear Partial Appeal in Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death Case

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Medical malpractice lawsuits often involve multiple defendants, including doctors, hospitals, and even nurses. Sorting out the legal arguments against each specific party is a complex undertaking. And judicial decisions involving some of the defendants may end up affecting a victim’s case against the other parties. A July 31 decision from the Tennessee Court of… Read More »

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Pedestrian Placed in Critical Condition After Kingsport Car Crash

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Kingsport, TN (September 15, 2020) A female pedestrian was placed in critical condition on September 15th following a crashon Kingsport’s Fairview Avenue. A report provided by the Kingsport Police Department states that the accident occurred around 8:20 p.m. in the 1500 block when a Chevrolet Tahoe was headed south and two pedestrians walked the… Read More »

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Does a Hospital’s Violation of Its Own Policies Prove Medical Malpractice Occurred?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

In Tennessee medical malpractice cases, the injured patient must prove that their healthcare provider deviated from the accepted “standard of care.” This is normally done through the testimony of an expert witness qualified in the same field as the defendant. Without such testimony, the plaintiff’s case is likely to fail. A recent decision from… Read More »

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Memphis Gas Faces Third-Party Lawsuit Over Injuries to Maintenance Workers

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Under Tennessee workers’ compensation law, an injured employee normally cannot sue their employer over a work-related accident, regardless of the employer’s actual fault. This rule does not, however, bar the employee from suing any third party whose acts may have contributed to their injuries. Nor does it necessarily prevent that third party from taking… Read More »

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TN Court of Appeals Declines to Certify Class Action Against Restaurant Where 105 People Got Sick

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

You often hear the phrase “class action” used in connection with personal injury lawsuits. So what exactly is a class action? Basically, it is when a group of plaintiffs want to pursue the same or similar legal claims against the same defendant. The plaintiffs themselves may not be directly related to one another. For… Read More »

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Two People Injured After Douglas Lake Boat Propeller Accident

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Unicoi, TN (August 23, 2020) The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports that a boating accident at Douglas Lake on August 23rd resulted in two women being injured. The two women boarded an inner tube, which was to be pulled by a rental boat. Before they could be pulled by the boat, however, both women… Read More »

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Cumberland County Sees Fourth Pedestrian Accident in a Little Over a Month 

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Cumberland County, TN (August 21, 2020) For the fourth time in slightly over a month, an accident occurred in Cumberland County in which a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. This accident occurred on  August 21st on the 1,000 block of Lake Tansi’s Natchez Trace. Law enforcement reports that during a domestic dispute, a… Read More »

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Is a Property Owner Liable for Injuries That Occur During an Ongoing Storm?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

A winter storm can produce a significant amount of ice and snow. This in turn creates a potential hazard for anyone visiting a property that is open to the public, such as a store or hotel. At the same time, Tennessee law does not automatically declare property owners liable for any slip-and-fall accident that… Read More »

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Knoxville Worker Dies After Falling Off Roof

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Knoxville, TN (August 12, 2020) A Knoxville man died on August 12th after falling from the second story of a new home that was under construction. According to the police report, Maryville Police and Maryville Fire workers responded to the call early on Wednesday morning. Law enforcement workers found the man dead at the… Read More »

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