Blog Posts in March, 2011

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  • Nashville toughening up on elder abuse and financial exploitation

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 30, 2011

    A $320,000 federal grant three years ago may be helping change one of the most tragic problems in our society: elder abuse and neglect. Physical or sexual abuse, neglect and financial exploitation of the elderly has been chronically underreported, and fighting it has been hampered by lack of knowledge and training for law enforcement and social service counselors. To try to change that, the ...
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  • One killed in early morning trucking accident in Grundy County

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 25, 2011

    One person was killed and several others were seriously injured Thursday in an early morning trucking accident on I-24 between Manchester and Monteagle. So far, authorities have little information about those involved in the wreck, which was a collision between a tractor-trailer and a passenger van . According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the truck/car accident occurred around 6:30 a.m. on ...
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  • Dangerous Bacteria in Alcohol Swabs Suspected in Infant's Death

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 25, 2011

    Our firm has received calls asking about the dangers of alcohol wipes or swabs that may have become contaminated with harmful bacteria. People are quite justifiably concerned, because such contamination can cause life-threatening infections in children and adults with compromised immune systems. Last November, a 2-year-old boy in Texas died suddenly from what is suspected to have been meningitis ...
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  • Friends walk in memory of man dragged 2 miles in fatal accident

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 23, 2011

    Nashville Metro Police say that a young man from Nashville was intentionally chased down and hit by an SUV following a fight at a nightclub on Saturday night. Tragically, the 23-year-old was apparently dragged for more than two miles after the fatal accident . According to reports, the young man and another man got into a fight at the Bucanas Club near Nolensville Road in south Nashville. ...
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  • Family files wrongful death suit for fatal October DUI accident

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 19, 2011

    The family of a 21-year-old nursing student who was killed in a fatal drunk-driving accident last October has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against both the accused drunk driver and the bar that served him enough alcohol before the crash that he had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit. The young woman and her 26-year-old boyfriend were both killed in the car accident, which occurred in ...
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  • Avoid a DUI car accident: Free sober rides on St. Patrick's Day

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 17, 2011

    There's no doubt that there is a lot of fun to be had on St. Patrick's Day in Nashville. The Music City throws a great party, especially at the beginning of spring after a long, hard winter. However, the risk of car accidents caused by drunk drivers increases during times like this. While no one plans to be involved in a drunk-driving accident , we all know they happen. In fact, it's often a lack ...
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  • Appellate court upholds $7.5 million medical malpractice award

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 15, 2011

    A recent decision by a federal appeals court upheld a judgment of $7.5 million in a medical malpractice case. The damage award came as the result of a lawsuit filed by a woman who was treated at the clinic at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam. The woman is married to a master sergeant in the Air Force. When she experienced numbness in her groin, legs and feet, she went to the clinic at Andersen. She ...
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  • Champion marathoner Sally Meyerhoff dies in bicycle-car accident

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 11, 2011

    Sally Meyerhoff, a 27-year-old champion marathoner and qualifier for the 2012 Olympic marathon trials, was killed on March 8 while riding her bike in Maricopa, Arizona. The former All-American from Duke University died instantly after she apparently collided with a truck while she was riding. The tragic bicycle accident sparked CBS News, among others, to focus on how to prevent the hundreds of ...
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  • State's Malpractice awards are Fair, Reasonable

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 11, 2011

    The Tennessean has published a guest editorial written by one of our attorneys, Daniel L. Clayton. Daniel Clayton calls his editorial "The Truth About Tennessee's Civil Justice System." It is important for people to know the truth, instead of accepting the misleading information and propaganda that is being spread by tort reformers. Clayton says, "I agree with Senator Fred Thompson when he says, ...
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  • Tort reform and the Truth about Tennessee's civil justice system

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 10, 2011

    Certain groups are working hard at taking away the constitutional rights of Tennesseans. Although Tennesseans are trusted to determine whether a criminal defendant should face life or death, certain groups don't trust Tennesseans when it comes to the amount of harms and losses a corporation found guilty of wrongdoing has caused.One such group is the "Tennessee Center for Policy Research" headed by ...
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  • FDA drug recall: Over 500 prescription cold and allergy drugs

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 8, 2011

    The FDA has ordered more than 500 common prescription drugs pulled from the market over concerns that they may contain ingredients that are not proven to be safe and effective, and because they may cause harm to children under two. The drug recall affects cough, cold and allergy drugs that have been marketed to both adults and children for years, including industry standards such as Accuhist, ...
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  • At least four dead in fatal accidents related to Monday's weather

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 3, 2011

    According to the Tennessean, at least four people died Monday in fatal accidents related to the heavy rainfall and tornadoes that swept through the state on the last day of February. Severe weather hit Tennessee for the second time in less than a week on Monday, uprooting trees and causing localized flooding. At least two tornadoes were reported in Wilson and Davidson counties, causing significant ...
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  • Two commercial trucks wreck on I-24 near Murfreesboro, 1 injured

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 2, 2011

    According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, two commercial trucks crashed this morning on I-24 westbound in Rutherford County, at mile marker 87 near Murfreesboro. One of the commercial drivers was severely injured in the truck accident and Rutherford County Fire Rescue workers had to use the jaws of life to extract him from the vehicle. The crash occurred at about 10:40 a.m. and caused a major ...
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