• What You Should Know About Shoulder Dystocia

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || May 25, 2016

    Shoulder dystocia is a type of obstructed labor where, after the delivery of the baby’s head, the anterior shoulder of the infant cannot, or requires significant manipulation to be delivered. Shoulder dystocia can be life-threatening to the infant if it is not delivered, due to the birth canal compressing the umbilical cord. Warning Signs It’s important for doctors to pay close attention before ...
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  • Types of Surgical Errors

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || May 20, 2016

    Surgical complications happen every year. In fact, research estimates that hospital errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S, with an estimated 440,000 deaths each year due to preventable hospital errors. “Never Events” Errors “Never events” are what researchers call surgical mistakes that should never happen, and are usually caused by clerical or communication errors. During a study ...
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  • Determining Fault in a Semi-Truck Accident

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || May 13, 2016

    A trucking accident can be devastating. Unfortunately, when these occur, the victims may be unsure of what they can do. This is because there are multiple parties who can be found at-fault in a semi-truck accident. At Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, our Nashville trucking accident attorneys know who may be liable for the accident and against whom we may be able to action. Truck Driver When a driver ...
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  • FedEx Truck Driver Issued Citation for Driving Fatigued

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || May 6, 2016

    A FedEx semi-truck driver was issued a fatigue citation after being involved in a trucking accident involving roughly eight vehicles on the Interstate 24 West in Nashville. The crash resulted in significant delays and closed a portion of the road near Old Hickory Boulevard during the investigation by Tennessee Highway Patrol and Metro police. According to authorities, the FedEx truck collided with ...
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  • Truck Accident Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Injured

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 28, 2016

    At roughly 9:45 a.m. this morning, an accident involving a tractor-trailer and a TDOT truck occurred on Interstate 40 around the State Route 230 exit. According to the Hickman County EMA director, four people were injured and one person was killed as a result of the accident. Westbound lanes at mile marker 156 were shut down and the traffic was detoured through Exit 172 in Dickson. The semi-truck ...
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  • Hours of Service Rules & Drowsy Truck Drivers

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 22, 2016

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration created the Hours of Service Regulations to protect both truck drivers and other vehicles on the road. Too often, drivers will violate these rules in order to meet their deadlines. However, when they do this, they risk making fatal mistakes caused by fatigue. When an individual is too tired to drive, he or she is not alert and cannot respond quickly ...
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  • What is Hypoxia in Newborns?

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 15, 2016

    Hypoxia occurs when a newborn does not receive sufficient oxygen levels to the brain. The oxygen helps the brain send neurotransmitters and electrochemical impulses throughout the body. If the brain does not receive enough oxygen, it can cause permanent damage, particularly in newborns, who are still developing their neurological capacities. Hypoxia, if left untreated, can cause serious injury or ...
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  • Attorney Randall Kinnard Inducted Into International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 12, 2016

    Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Attorneys at Law is proud to announce that founding partner Attorney Randall Kinnard has been inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. This is a prestigious honor limited to just 500 Fellows from the United States and is a testament to his excellence in skill and trial experience. You can learn more about the honor and read the entire press release by ...
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  • Helicopter Crash in Tennessee Kills 5

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 4, 2016

    A tourist helicopter crashed in eastern Tennessee on Monday afternoon. As a result, five people were killed. According to initial reports, no homes were damaged and nobody on the ground was harmed when the helicopter crashed. The helicopter was a Bell 206 sightseeing helicopter. A spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration said that the crash was reported around 3:30 P.M. and that the ...
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  • Proposed Car Seat Changes Needs Governor's Signature

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 11, 2016

    A new bill proposes to change current Tennessee standards surrounding car and booster seat usage. If passed, children will be required to ride in these protective seats for a longer period of time. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asserts that car crashes are one of the leading causes of death in children between the ages of 1 and 13. While car seats were estimated to save an ...
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  • 4 Things That can Happen When Doctors Fail to Monitor Fetal Heartbeat

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 4, 2016

    An obstetrician or physician does not have one patient but two when examining a pregnant woman. It is important for them to monitor the vital signs, especially the heart rate, of both patients. However, doctors must frequently check a fetus’ heartbeat, given how fragile their health is. Spikes or drops in the heart rate can indicate fetal distress or other serious problems. If a physician fails to ...
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  • What Can Cause Erb’s Palsy?

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Feb 19, 2016

    Erb’s Palsy refers to the damage done to the nerves of a baby’s arm. Also known as a form of obstetric brachial plexus disorder, the injury affects two out of every 1000 babies. The brachial plexus is what gives the baby movement and feeling in the arm. When those nerves are damaged, it can affect the child’s movements and cause paralysis . Because Erb’s Palsy is a direct injury to the nerves, it ...
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  • Anesthesia Events: Malpractice or Complication?

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Feb 12, 2016

    Doctors commonly employ the use of anesthesia when a patient goes through surgery or any major medical procedure. Anesthetic agents inhibit pain receptors and generally work in such a way as to numb the anesthetized. Anesthesiologists use three main forms of anesthesia. This includes: Local anesthesia – The drug blocks transmission of certain nerve impulses to a specific area of the body or spinal ...
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  • Brief History of Tennessee State Route 840

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Feb 5, 2016

    If you live in Nashville, it is hard to miss hearing about Tennessee State Route 840. 77.28 miles in length, the highway serves Dickson, Franklin, Murfreesboro, and Lebanon. With the recent construction efforts and reopening, more drivers opt to take the route. However, with the increase in traffic, particularly with commercial trucks, the highway generates more congestion that can lead to more ...
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  • How to Sabotage Your Personal Injury Claim (What Not To Do)

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Feb 4, 2016

    When you sustain an injury in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence or carelessness, you may have grounds to seek restitution. You should not have to suffer for someone else’s mistake. Filing a personal injury claim allows you to do that. However, when you bring a lawsuit against those you believe to be the responsible party, you need to be careful of your conduct in and outside of the ...
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