• What Are Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries?

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

    Klumpke paralysis, also known as Dejerine-Klumpke palsy or Klumpke's palsy, is a type of paralysis that generally affects newborn babies, but can also occur later in life. Erb’s palsy is a more common form of birth injury, but has similar effects to Klumpke paralyses. Klumpke’s paralysis affects the muscles in the person’s hand and forearm, and is caused when the first thoracic nerve and the ...
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  • The Risks of Gestational Diabetes

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

    If managed properly, gestational diabetes is unlikely to result in complications for the mother or infant. In most cases, gestational diabetes will go away after giving birth. Unfortunately, not every case is handled with the care needed, putting the thousands of pregnant women affected by this disease every year at risk of health complications, health issues, and birth injuries to their children. ...
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  • Causes of Summer Truck Tire Blowouts

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Sep 8, 2016

    Summer weather is still in full swing now that September has started, and while it’s important to keep yourself protected from heat and sun-related injuries while outside, it’s even more important to pay attention to hazards on the road. One of the most dangerous problems you may face while driving is the risk of a truck’s tire bursting. While they can cause catastrophic collisions at any time , ...
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  • 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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