Blog Posts in September, 2013

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  • Research: Daydreaming a dangerous driving distraction

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Sep 29, 2013

    One insurance group analyzed 65,000 fatal accidents that occurred between 2010 and 2011 and found one in 10 of these fatalities could be attributed to driving distracted. However, these distractions were not necessarily cellphone-related. Rather, the majority -- 62 percent -- said daydreaming was their distraction. This percentage represents five times the number of people in accidents where ...
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  • Study: Hospital errors the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S.

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Sep 25, 2013

    According to a new study, more than 1,000 people die every single day due to medical errors. These errors range from sponges being left behind during surgery to the wrong amount of a medication being put in an IV. Back in 1999 it was reported 98,000 people a year died from hospital errors. Since then though, the estimate has increased with a new study pointing to the fact that as many as 440,000 ...
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  • 2 more Johnson & Johnson products recently recalled

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Sep 22, 2013

    The image of Johnson & Johnson has no doubt been tarnished over the years as the company has recalled everything from artificial hips to Tylenol. Due to these recalls, the company has been working under quite a bit of scrutiny and has put more efforts into early detection of potential issues that could end up leading to a recall. Recently, Johnson & Johnson announced a recall on yet another two ...
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  • Some construction sites brush safety aside for productivity

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Sep 19, 2013

    For residential construction workers, falls are the leading cause of death. To try and better protect workers, researchers have been particularly interested in how to prevent these falls from happening in the first place. Recently, researchers looked at what options are available to prevent falls and why these prevention options are not more widely used on construction sites. According to ...
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  • Assault leads to $20.5 million judgment against Jack in the Box

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Sep 15, 2013

    It is the responsibility of owners to make sure their properties are safe and secure. This means not only making sure the general area is safe, but taking reasonable measures to prevent an assault from taking place. If there are questions as to how safe the premises were at the time of an assault, an owner can end up in court. This is what ended up happening to Jack in the Box restaurants. A ...
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  • Thousands end up hospitalized due to burn injuries

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Sep 13, 2013

    Any Tennessee resident who has suffered from a burn injury understands how painful these types of injuries can be. In many cases, these burn injuries can be quite severe and require ongoing intensive care and skin grafting. And in some, regardless of how hard doctors and medical staff work, the scars are still there and can be life-altering. The American Burn Association recently released burn ...
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  • 5 tips to prevent teen driving accidents in Tennessee

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Sep 11, 2013

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic accidents are the leading cause of death of teens in the U.S. To try and combat this, Corey Slovis, the professor and chair of emergency medicine at Vanderbilt University recently provided drivers with five tips. These tips appeared in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Reporter. The first two tips -- do not text while ...
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  • Daniel Clayton named to the 2014 Best Lawyers in America list

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Sep 11, 2013

    The Nashville-based firm of Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge is pleased to announce that Daniel L. Clayton , has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. Specifically, he has been recognized by Best Lawyers in the following practice areas: Medical Malpractice Law. Personal Injury Litigation. Product Liability Litigation. Interestingly, this is not the first time ...
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  • New rules aim to prevent truck driver fatigue accidents

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Sep 7, 2013

    Some truck drivers work long hours, spending days and nights on the road. While some found this alarming in terms of the health of the truck drivers, the Department of Transportation was concerned these long hours were contributing to the number of trucking accidents caused by fatigued drivers. Back in 2011 rules were crafted to reduce the number of driving hours for truck drivers. However, not ...
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  • Stuffed animal recalled due to choking hazard

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Sep 5, 2013

    While on first appearances a children's toy may look perfectly harmless, if not properly built, this toy can end up causing serious injury to a child. Sadly though, this is not always known until after a child is injured. An example of this was recently highlighted by the Build-A-Bear Workshop recall. It turns out parents in Tennessee may have purchased a stuffed animal with a choking hazard ...
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