Blog Posts in November, 2012

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  • Randall L. Kinnard interviewed by The Tennessean about Meningitis Outbreak Cases

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 30, 2012

    The Tennessean | November 30, 2012 Meningitis outbreak: Cases moved from state to federal court Lawyers for the drug compounding firm blamed for a deadly nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis are moving forward with a strategy to get the growing number of lawsuits consolidated in federal court and want a Boston-based judge to preside over all of them. Federal court records show that a total of ...
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  • 7th Annual Snowflake 5k

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 30, 2012

    Please join Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge as we present the 7th Annual Snowflake 5k on Saturday, December 15th at Shelby Bottoms Park in East Nashville. The race benefits Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee and this year’s race will be better than ever, featuring: cash prizes for the top male and female runners and awards for the Friskiest, Fastest and Most Festive Dogs. Register Online at pcat.org
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  • Children's injuries caused by bouncers reach epidemic proportions

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 28, 2012

    Small children love bouncy castles and other inflatable bouncers. These bouncers are loved so much that they are regulars at birthday parties, carnivals -- and sometimes -- even school events. And while it's great that these types of toys encourage an active lifestyle, parents should still be aware that the rate of children's injuries caused by bouncers has been on the rise for the past 15 years. ...
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  • Study: Sleep drug increases hospital fall risk

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 23, 2012

    Everyone knows that sleep is important when the body is trying to heal. This is why many hospitals will give patients zolpidem, commonly known as Ambien, in order to get them asleep. However, a recent study found that the risks associated with the prescription medication could end up outweighing the benefits for many patients. The study looked at data of more than 16,000 patients at the Mayo ...
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  • Thanksgiving can be a deadly holiday for travel

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 21, 2012

    When there are more drivers on the roadways there is an increase in the number of accidents. This is particularly important to keep in mind as the Thanksgiving holiday approach. According to an analysis of federal data, from 2005 until 2010 there was an average of 798 fatal motor vehicle accidents during Thanksgiving week. This is an increase from the typical weekly average of 748. Looking to this ...
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  • Randall L. Kinnard interviewed by WSMV-TV about new infection in fungal meningitis outbreak

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 21, 2012

    WSMV-TV | November 21, 2012 Doctors warn of new infection in fungal meningitis outbreak NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Just when patients thought they were out of the woods, health officials are now warning of a different health problem connected with the fungal meningitis outbreak. Dozens of patients in Tennessee have come down with a new type of infection at the site where they were given shots of ...
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  • Simple measures to reducing medical errors

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 16, 2012

    Since 19999, when an Institute of Medicine report found that each year approximately 100,000 people died in the U.S. from medical errors, much has been done to reduce the number of doctor errors and medical mistakes leading to death. When looking at medical errors, in general, some of the most common include how the medical treatment is delivered, inadequate monitoring and a lack of providing ...
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  • Technology aims to prevent car accidents

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 14, 2012

    Car accidents claim the live of thousands of people every single year in the U.S. To try and prevent these fatalities and injury-causing accidents, car manufacturers are hard at work trying to implement safe car technology. The thought is that technology can be used to not only sense an accident is about to occur, but actually reacts in a way that prevents the accident. Right now Toyota Motor ...
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  • Eating, pets and rubbernecking all common sources of distraction

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 10, 2012

    In the past we've discussed numerous times the dangers associated with distracted driving. In these posts we tend to focus on the risks associated with talking on a cellphone or texting while driving. And while these driving behaviors do certainly increase the risk of getting into a car accident, there are also plenty of other distractions drivers engage in that also increase the chance of getting ...
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  • Doctor fatigue increases risk of medical mistakes

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 8, 2012

    Sleep: Everyone needs it, but many of us are not actually getting enough of it. What's more, many doctors, who are performing life-saving -- or potentially life-threatening- surgeries, are among the most sleep deprived. This level of fatigue combined with such a fast-paced critical job can easily lead to medical mistakes with serious repercussions for patients. Numerous studies have shown sleep ...
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  • Many mammogram tests result in false-positives

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 4, 2012

    When it comes to women's health, we constantly hear the message about being proactive. And while of course taking healthy steps like eating right and exercising are proven ways to prevent some types of diseases, when it comes to certain cancer screenings, getting the tests themselves may result in some negative repercussions. Back in September, we posted on the fact that screening healthy women ...
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  • Meningitis outbreak: Products liability or medical malpractice?

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 2, 2012

    Earlier we posted about the meningitis outbreak in Tennessee and around the country. So far 23 people have died from the very rare form of meningitis. Another 300 have been infected and the estimation is that as many as 14,000 people were exposed to the infection through tainted steroid injections. Lawsuits have already been filed against many of the clinics and doctors who administered the shots. ...
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  • Meningitis Outbreak

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Nov 2, 2012

    Randall L. Kinnard is interviewed by The Tennessean on the Meningitis Outbreak Meningitis outbreak: 42-day mark gives patients hope The Tennessean | Nov 8, 2012 Kinnard Clayton & Beveridge file 5 more lawsuits on behalf of meningitis victims. Meningitis outbreak: Six lawsuits filed in past 2 days The Tennessean | Nov 2, 2012 Randall L. Kinnard is interviewed by CBS on the Meningitis Outbreak ...
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