Blog Posts in August, 2015

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  • Anti-collision technology could prevent fatigue-related crashes

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 24, 2015

    According to traffic safety experts, fatigued driving is a major cause of fatal car accidents each year in Tennessee and across the U.S. However, automakers are increasingly adding safety technology to their vehicles that could reduce such accidents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that up to 25 percent of all fatal crashes are caused by drowsy drivers, which accounts for ...
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  • OSHA focusing on workplace amputations

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 18, 2015

    Amputations are some of the worst kinds of workplace accidents that can occur. Tennessee workers who suffer an amputation on the job could lose their life or be left permanently disabled by the injury. To address the problem of workplace amputations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration created a National Emphasis Program on amputations that was recently updated with revised policies. ...
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  • Steps hospitals can take to reduce medical malpractice

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 11, 2015

    Tennessee residents may not be surprised to hear that approximately 85,000 medical malpractice cases are filed across the nation each year. It has been estimated that there are 1 million medical injuries on an annual basis as well. Because each such injury can potentially become a malpractice case, there are ways that health care facilities can reduce their incidence. One way is to implement ...
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  • Legislation proposed to allow recording of surgeries

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Aug 7, 2015

    If the Tennessee legislature follows Wisconsin's example, then the medical malpractice field might have new investigation tools available in cases involving surgical errors. A Wisconsin representative recently introduced a bill that would require health care facilities to allow patients the option of having their surgeries audiovisually recorded. Patients also could execute an advance directive ...
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