Blog Posts in October, 2012

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  • Tips for preventing dog bites on Halloween

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

    In our previous post we focused on a number of Halloween fears, including tainted candy, child abductions and pedestrian accidents . And while all of these are legitimate concerns, it's also important to realize dogs can pose a serious threat to trick-or-treating safety. For dogs, Halloween night can be a particularly uncomfortable and frightening night. There are children dressed in costumes -- ...
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  • Pedestrian accidents increase on Halloween

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Oct 24, 2012

    Halloween is just one week away. Kids will be dressed up as princesses, ghosts and superheroes going from door-to-door trick-or-treating. For parents, this means not only worrying about the insane sugar high that can follow after consuming free candy, but also worrying about keeping children safe from strangers, tainted treats and pedestrian accidents . The first thing to keep in mind is that with ...
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  • Know the signs and symptoms of a brain injury

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Oct 20, 2012

    Every year in the U.S., approximately 52,000 people die from brain related injuries. Another 275,000 are hospitalized and more than one million are treated in emergency settings. With October being National Brain Injury Awareness month, now is as good a time as any to discuss just what a brain injury is, what the signs and symptoms of a brain injury are, and how these types of injuries can go on ...
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  • Is your air bag going to protect you in an accident?

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Oct 18, 2012

    Cars these days come with a variety of safety features that are intended to protect the driver and any passengers if there ever was an accident. Seat belts help to restrain a person and hopefully stop them from crashing through the windshield, while anti-lock brakes help a vehicle quickly come to a stop, a maneuver that can prevent an accident. As drivers and passengers we've come to rely on these ...
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  • Ways to Prevent Hospitals from Accidentally Killing Patients

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Oct 15, 2012

    According to the New England Journal of Medicine, at least 25% of hospitalized patients incur harm from medical mistakes. Many of those mistakes could have been prevented, say the experts. A few simple solutions could go a long way to reducing medical mistakes and errors. Studies indicate that some potential solutions actually do reduce errors that could lead to patient deaths. Industry Solutions ...
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  • Meningitis Patient Sues New England Pharmacy

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Oct 15, 2012

    wtvf.com | Oct 15, 2012 | by Emily Luxen NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A Hendersonville woman battling fungal meningitis is the first Tennessean to sue the pharmacy that supplied the drug. On Monday, Janet Russell and her husband, Robert Russell, sued the New England Compounding Center for $15 million. The suit filed in Davidson County Circuit Court claims the pharmacy allowed the steroid to be contaminated ...
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  • Fatal accidents on U.S. roadways increase in 2012

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Oct 13, 2012

    While traffic deaths were down for the past six years, according to federal data, for the first half of 2012 the percentage actually increased. Some say this is due to more miles traveled on U.S. roadways, while others say the unusually warmer winter we experienced last month also played a factor. According to the data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there was a 13.4 ...
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  • 51 percent of post-surgery errors result in problems for patients

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Oct 11, 2012

    Having to go through surgery is scary enough. There's the prospect of being put under and the fear of something going wrong in the operating room and afterwards during healing. And while these fears are natural enough, a recent study found patients really do have a justifiable reason to worry as post-surgery errors are rather common. The study, which was published in the Annals of Surgery, ...
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  • Meningitis Outbreak Continues to Grow

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

    Nashville Injury Lawyers Helping Victims The very latest reports confirm that the nationwide meningitis outbreak has grown to 12 deaths nationwide, and 119 persons who have become ill due to the epidural steroid shot administered in the spine. As for Tennessee - which has been the hardest hit state - there have been a reported 6 deaths and 39 infections according to the CDC. Reports indicate that ...
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  • Finding meningitis victims before it's too late

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

    The family of Janet Russell, one of multiple families Kinnard Clayton & Beveridge represent who have been severely impacted in the fungal meningitis outbreak in Tennessee and several other states, was featured on CBS Evening News. Finding meningitis victims before it's too late By Jonathan LaPook | cbsnews.com | October 8, 2012 (CBS News) NASHVILLE - In Ohio, police are searching for victims of ...
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  • Report: Some supplements may actually be dangerous

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Oct 7, 2012

    Echinacea and Vitamin C tablets are just two of the products out on the market that tout immune boosting support. There are others that also claim weight loss benefits. However, a recent report released by the Department of Health and Human Services' general inspector found that with many of these products, not only is there no scientific backing for such claims, but in some cases the supplements ...
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  • Meningitis Outbreak in Tennessee - Compounding Pharmacy

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

    The compounding pharmacy that was responsible for distributing the epidural steroid compound that is being linked to the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak in Tennessee and other states has voluntarily suspended its license. The name of the company is The New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts. St. Thomas Outpatient Neurosurgery Center in Nashville, Tennessee was one of at least three ...
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  • 11 Nashville patients infected with fungal meningitis

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

    Investigators are trying to get to the bottom of what caused 11 people who visited the Saint Thomas Outpatient Neurosurgery Center in Nashville, Tennessee, to become infected with a very rare form of meningitis. For now it's believed the fungal meningitis may have been spread through a steroid medication injection, but nothing has been determined for sure. Since Sept. 20 the Nashville-based center ...
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