• Mark Beveridge Named “Lawyer of the Year” and Included in the 2017 ‘Best Lawyers’ List Along With Randall Kinnard, Daniel Clayton, and Mary Ellen Morris

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 18, 2016

    Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge attorney Mark Beveridge has been named the Best Lawyers ® 2017 Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” in Nashville, TN, and has been selected to the 2017 list of The Best Lawyers in America © alongside fellow attorneys Randall Kinnard, Daniel Clayton, and Mary Ellen Morris. Kinnard has been included in the list every year since 1993, Clayton has ...
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  • Truck Accident Statistics

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

    Truck accidents are some of the most devastating collisions on the highway, especially when they involve smaller vehicles. A fully loaded truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds within regulation limits, which puts it at around 25 times the size of the average passenger car. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) [1] , 73,000 large trucks were involved in crashes that ...
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  • Levels & Classification of Spinal Cord Injury

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

    An injury to your spinal cord, no matter how slight, can be a terrifying prospect to consider. It’s the main pathway that your brain uses to send sensory and motor information throughout the rest of your body, and if enough damage is caused, you could end up paralyzed. There are several ways spinal cord injuries are classified, both by location and by severity. The spinal cord is protected by ...
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  • The Dangers of Overloaded and Improperly Loaded Trucks

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jun 30, 2016

    Commercial trucks enable companies to ship products all across the country, keeping the nation’s shelves and pantries stocked. A key part of the transportation process is the actual loading of the vehicles, and if that step isn’t done properly, it can lead to catastrophe. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) details the proper method for loading a truck on its website, and ...
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  • What Happens After a Surgery Goes Wrong?

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jun 29, 2016

    What Happens After a Surgery Goes Wrong? Even in the best case scenario, surgery can be an incredibly stressful prospect to face. It’s rarely anyone’s first choice to have a surgeon cut into their body, no matter how experienced or well-trained they may be. In one of those best case scenarios, everything goes smoothly, you don’t feel a thing, and you go home healthier and on the road to recovery. ...
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  • What is Neonatal Subgaleal Hemorrhage?

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

    A neonatal subgaleal hemorrhage is a potentially lethal condition that can affect newborn infants. It is a type of extracranial hemorrhage, meaning that it takes place outside of the skull, and occurs when a vein is ruptured, causing it to bleed into the space between the scalp and the skull. Also known as the subgaleal space, this type of injury is one of the most serious brain bleeds because ...
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  • Medical Errors Could Be Third Leading Cause of Death

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jun 16, 2016

    After analyzing medical death rate data over an eight-year stretch, patient safety experts from Johns Hopkins have calculated that over 250,000 deaths are caused by medical error each year in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently list respiratory disease – responsible for nearly 150,000 deaths each year – as the third leading cause of death in the U.S. The ...
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  • Tennessee's Most Dangerous Driving Cities

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jun 14, 2016

    With the main summer months approaching fast, more cars will be hitting the roads. Whether you’re on the road for your daily commute, setting out for an anticipated vacation destination, embarking on an epic road trip, or just walking alongside it as a pedestrian, the increased traffic only makes the roads more dangerous. According to a 2014 report from the National Complete Streets Coalition ...
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  • 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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