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    • Attorney Randall Kinnard Named Attorney of the Month by Attorney at Law Magazine

      Attorney Randall Kinnard has spent his career fighting for the rights of injured victims, but his experience with fighting didn’t start in the courtroom. In his feature as the Attorney of the Month in Attorney at Law Magazine , Kinnard discussed his time serving in the 173 rd Airborne Brigade during the Vietnam War where he was awarded the Vietnamese Cross of Gal­lantry, Purple Heart, Bronze Star ...
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    • Brief History of Tennessee State Route 840

      If you live in Nashville, it is hard to miss hearing about Tennessee State Route 840. 77.28 miles in length, the highway serves Dickson, Franklin, Murfreesboro, and Lebanon. With the recent construction efforts and reopening, more drivers opt to take the route. However, with the increase in traffic, particularly with commercial trucks, the highway generates more congestion that can lead to more ...
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    • Happy Holidays from Kinnard Clayton & Beveridge

      How the time has come and gone, we do not know. It seems like yesterday that stores were putting out holiday decorations and now it is almost the New Year. Everyone here at Kinnard Clayton & Beveridge would like to wish you a very happy holiday and a brighter new year. We would also like to take this moment to thank you, clients of past, present, and future. We understand the struggles and ...
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    Aviation Accident

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    • Helicopter Crash in Tennessee Kills 5

      A tourist helicopter crashed in eastern Tennessee on Monday afternoon. As a result, five people were killed. According to initial reports, no homes were damaged and nobody on the ground was harmed when the helicopter crashed. The helicopter was a Bell 206 sightseeing helicopter. A spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration said that the crash was reported around 3:30 P.M. and that the ...
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    • Southwest Plane Crash at Nashville International Airport Investigated

      The Federal Aviation Administration is continuing its investigation of the Southwest plane that skid off the taxiway at Nashville International Airport on Tuesday. Authorities still aren’t sure what caused a Southwest plane to skid off the taxiway at Nashville International Airport two days ago, injuring nine passengers. The plane was carrying 133 passengers and five crewmembers from Houston Hobby ...
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    Birth injury

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    • What Are Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries?

      Klumpke paralysis, also known as Dejerine-Klumpke palsy or Klumpke's palsy, is a type of paralysis that generally affects newborn babies, but can also occur later in life. Erb’s palsy is a more common form of birth injury, but has similar effects to Klumpke paralyses. Klumpke’s paralysis affects the muscles in the person’s hand and forearm, and is caused when the first thoracic nerve and the ...
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    • The Risks of Gestational Diabetes

      If managed properly, gestational diabetes is unlikely to result in complications for the mother or infant. In most cases, gestational diabetes will go away after giving birth. Unfortunately, not every case is handled with the care needed, putting the thousands of pregnant women affected by this disease every year at risk of health complications, health issues, and birth injuries to their children. ...
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    • What is Neonatal Subgaleal Hemorrhage?

      A neonatal subgaleal hemorrhage is a potentially lethal condition that can affect newborn infants. It is a type of extracranial hemorrhage, meaning that it takes place outside of the skull, and occurs when a vein is ruptured, causing it to bleed into the space between the scalp and the skull. Also known as the subgaleal space, this type of injury is one of the most serious brain bleeds because ...
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    Bus Accidents

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    • Multiple Reported Deaths In Chattanooga School Bus Crash

      Officials are reporting multiple deaths after a Woodmore Elementary school bus crashed in Chattanooga, TN on Monday, November 21. According to the Chattanooga Police Department, there were 35 children in ages ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade on the bus. At least two children were killed in the crash. The bus appeared to have split apart after crashing into a tree, though the cause of the ...
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    • School Bus Crash Injures At Least 23 Students

      At least 23 students were injured after a school bus rolled over on Interstate 65 North at about 10:45 a.m. on Friday, just north of Nashville, TN. The Nashville Fire Department reported that 46 people were on the Chester County High School bus – 43 students, two chaperones, and the driver. 23 children were taken to local hospitals including TriStar Centennial Medical Center, TriStar Skyline ...
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    • Tennessee's Most Dangerous Driving Cities

      With the main summer months approaching fast, more cars will be hitting the roads. Whether you’re on the road for your daily commute, setting out for an anticipated vacation destination, embarking on an epic road trip, or just walking alongside it as a pedestrian, the increased traffic only makes the roads more dangerous. According to a 2014 report from the National Complete Streets Coalition ...
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    Car Accidents

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    • Nashville, Memphis Ranked Among Most Dangerous Cities for Pedestrians

      Smart Growth America, an organization that focuses on research, advocacy and bringing smart growth practices to communities across the nation recently released a report that showed both Nashville and Memphis were among the most dangerous cities for pedestrians in the country. The report, titled ‘Dangerous by Design 2016,’ ranked the 104 most dangerous large metro areas across the United States by ...
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    • General Motors Issues a Recall of More Than 4 Million Vehicles

      General Motors Co. announced a recall of almost 4.3 million of their vehicles from around the world back in September of this year over a defect with their airbag and seatbelt deployment software. More than 3.6 million of those vehicles are in the United States. General Motors reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that the issue in question is with the sensor ...
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    • Tennessee's Most Dangerous Driving Cities

      With the main summer months approaching fast, more cars will be hitting the roads. Whether you’re on the road for your daily commute, setting out for an anticipated vacation destination, embarking on an epic road trip, or just walking alongside it as a pedestrian, the increased traffic only makes the roads more dangerous. According to a 2014 report from the National Complete Streets Coalition ...
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    Drunk Driving Accidents

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    • Drunk or drowsy driving: Both can be lethal

      By this point, a great majority of drivers probably understand that drunk driving is incredibly dangerous. Between criminal penalties and public awareness campaigns, this idea should be crystal clear. The reality is, however, that people continue to suffer the consequences of others deciding to drive under the influence -- and accident statistics demonstrate this. As we discussed in an article on ...
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    • Woman texting while driving crashes car into Knoxville home

      A Knoxville woman was arrested after she was involved in a single- car accident that caused serious property damage to a home on Northshore Drive in Knoxville. The 29-year-old woman was returning home from work when, police officers say, she was texting while driving, causing her to lose control of her vehicle. The woman drove the car off the road, hitting a fire hydrant and then the front porch ...
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    • The Holidays Are an Especially Dangerous Time for Drunk Driving Accidents

      Law enforcement officers who respond to drunk driving accidents know just how terrible these accidents can be. Veteran officers who have had to scrape up body parts want the general public to share their concern about minimizing the bloody toll that impaired driving can take - especially at the holidays. That's why Tennessee state troopers are out in force this year between Thanksgiving and New ...
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    Firm News

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    • Attorney Randall Kinnard Named Attorney of the Month by Attorney at Law Magazine

      Attorney Randall Kinnard has spent his career fighting for the rights of injured victims, but his experience with fighting didn’t start in the courtroom. In his feature as the Attorney of the Month in Attorney at Law Magazine , Kinnard discussed his time serving in the 173 rd Airborne Brigade during the Vietnam War where he was awarded the Vietnamese Cross of Gal­lantry, Purple Heart, Bronze Star ...
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    • Kinnard Clayton & Beveridge Gives Employees a Special Present for Christmas

      Christmas time and the holiday season is a special time of year where we can all gather together and share in the joyous tradition of celebrating those in our lives we are truly grateful for, and to spread the love through the gift of giving. This year, we looked to spread that spirit beyond our own walls and hopefully touch the lives of those in need. At our annual Christmas party, Kinnard ...
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    • Randall Kinnard Invited to Speak At Folded Flag Foundation Reception

      Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge attorney Randall Kinnard was invited to speak at a recent Folded Flag Foundation reception in Nashville, TN. Folded Flag is a charitable organization that works to provide the necessary funds to cover the cost of education for children and spouses of military personnel killed in combat or by acts of terrorism. From left to right: Randy Kinnard, Executive Director of ...
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    Medical Malpractice

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    • Nashville Jury Rules In Favor Of Former Vanderbilt Hospital Patient

      Following a three-day trial, a Nashville jury unanimously ruled on Thursday, October 13 that Vanderbilt University Medical Center owes Patricia Greene Gayden, a former patient, $2 million dollars for losing one of her organs. According to the lawsuit filed against the hospital, Greene Gayden underwent a thyroid biopsy in order to test for cancer in May of 2011. The results came back inconclusive, ...
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    • What Are Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries?

      Klumpke paralysis, also known as Dejerine-Klumpke palsy or Klumpke's palsy, is a type of paralysis that generally affects newborn babies, but can also occur later in life. Erb’s palsy is a more common form of birth injury, but has similar effects to Klumpke paralyses. Klumpke’s paralysis affects the muscles in the person’s hand and forearm, and is caused when the first thoracic nerve and the ...
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    • The Risks of Gestational Diabetes

      If managed properly, gestational diabetes is unlikely to result in complications for the mother or infant. In most cases, gestational diabetes will go away after giving birth. Unfortunately, not every case is handled with the care needed, putting the thousands of pregnant women affected by this disease every year at risk of health complications, health issues, and birth injuries to their children. ...
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    Medication Errors

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    • Anesthesia Events: Malpractice or Complication?

      Doctors commonly employ the use of anesthesia when a patient goes through surgery or any major medical procedure. Anesthetic agents inhibit pain receptors and generally work in such a way as to numb the anesthetized. Anesthesiologists use three main forms of anesthesia. This includes: Local anesthesia – The drug blocks transmission of certain nerve impulses to a specific area of the body or spinal ...
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    Personal Injury

    The latest posts for Personal Injury are listed below.
    • Multiple Reported Deaths In Chattanooga School Bus Crash

      Officials are reporting multiple deaths after a Woodmore Elementary school bus crashed in Chattanooga, TN on Monday, November 21. According to the Chattanooga Police Department, there were 35 children in ages ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade on the bus. At least two children were killed in the crash. The bus appeared to have split apart after crashing into a tree, though the cause of the ...
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    • Truck Accident Statistics

      Truck accidents are some of the most devastating collisions on the highway, especially when they involve smaller vehicles. A fully loaded truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds within regulation limits, which puts it at around 25 times the size of the average passenger car. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) [1] , 73,000 large trucks were involved in crashes that ...
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    • Levels & Classification of Spinal Cord Injury

      An injury to your spinal cord, no matter how slight, can be a terrifying prospect to consider. It’s the main pathway that your brain uses to send sensory and motor information throughout the rest of your body, and if enough damage is caused, you could end up paralyzed. There are several ways spinal cord injuries are classified, both by location and by severity. The spinal cord is protected by ...
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    Premises Liability

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    • CDC Urges Action to Avoid Injury or Death From Carbon Monoxide

      As winter progresses and people spend more time indoors, a silent killer lurks -- carbon monoxide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), carbon monoxide poisoning results in 15,000 emergency room visits and 400 wrongful deaths every year in the United States. In just the last week of December, at least three families suffered serious injuries or were accidentally ...
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    Product Liability

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    • Patients in Tennessee Undergoing Open-Heart Surgery May Be At Risk of Fatal Infections

      Hospitals throughout Tennessee have sent letters to patients who underwent open-heart surgery between January 2012 and November 2016, warning them that they may be at risk of a fatal infection caused by a potentially contaminated machine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report on October 13 of last year alerting patients and hospitals about the potential risk of ...
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    • General Motors Issues a Recall of More Than 4 Million Vehicles

      General Motors Co. announced a recall of almost 4.3 million of their vehicles from around the world back in September of this year over a defect with their airbag and seatbelt deployment software. More than 3.6 million of those vehicles are in the United States. General Motors reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that the issue in question is with the sensor ...
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    • Proposed Car Seat Changes Needs Governor's Signature

      A new bill proposes to change current Tennessee standards surrounding car and booster seat usage. If passed, children will be required to ride in these protective seats for a longer period of time. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asserts that car crashes are one of the leading causes of death in children between the ages of 1 and 13. While car seats were estimated to save an ...
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    Railroad Accidents

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    • Woman in car accident with train apparently ignored crossbars

      Railroad accidents, because they almost always certainly lead to high number of fatalities, are one of the most devastating vehicle accidents. About 3,000 railroad accidents happen each year and about 1,000 die due to these accidents. Here are some of the most common causes of railroad accidents : Improper maintenance of railroads that leads to defects in the tracks. Mechanical failure Improper ...
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    Tort Reform

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    • Tennessee Law changes Insurance Coverage

      Tennessee lawmakers will vote today on a bill which would alter how insurance companies receive approval for changes from policy holders. This comes on the heels of legislation last year that is sure to make insurance company executives richer, while injured Tennesseans suffer. This bill is very bad for consumers. House Bill 2454 essentially will bind consumers or small businesses to a change in ...
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    • The Impact of Gov Haslam's Tort Reform Bill on Medical Malpractice Cases

      I am speaking today on the Impact of Gov. Haslam's Tort Reform Bill on Medical Malpractice Cases. I am doing this seminar, along with Steve Anderson, for the Nashville Bar Association. We will be discussing the 750,000 caps on damages and the $1,000,000 cap on catastrophic damages. For more information, visit The Impact of Gov Haslam's Tort Reform Bill on Medical Malpractice Cases. There are ...
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    • State's Malpractice awards are Fair, Reasonable

      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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    Truck Accidents

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    • Test Results Show the Dangers of Crashes Without Underride Guards

      The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently released the results from their study looking at truck crashes where cars slid into side underride guards just two days after a serious crash in Murfreesboro, TN put the driver of a passenger vehicle in the hospital. Despite the timing, this was a previously scheduled release date for the data. The results provided by the IIHS showed that ...
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    • Causes of Summer Truck Tire Blowouts

      Summer weather is still in full swing now that September has started, and while it’s important to keep yourself protected from heat and sun-related injuries while outside, it’s even more important to pay attention to hazards on the road. One of the most dangerous problems you may face while driving is the risk of a truck’s tire bursting. While they can cause catastrophic collisions at any time , ...
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    • Truck Accident Statistics

      Truck accidents are some of the most devastating collisions on the highway, especially when they involve smaller vehicles. A fully loaded truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds within regulation limits, which puts it at around 25 times the size of the average passenger car. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) [1] , 73,000 large trucks were involved in crashes that ...
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    Workplace Accidents

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    • OSHA focusing on workplace amputations

      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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    • Safeguarding employees from eye injury at the workplace

      In various occupations within Tennessee and around the country, employees face eye hazards that could result in serious injuries. Proper training and the use of safety equipment, however, can keep workers, volunteers and bystanders free from eye injuries. Employers are required to uphold certain safety standards in the workplace. Employees must have access to readily available safety gear such as ...
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    • Protection equipment reduces falls for construction workers

      Construction workers who build in residential areas suffer fatal injuries every year after fall accidents. Protecting workers is a challenge when they are installing walls, especially in multistory buildings, but Tennessee employers and employees must follow the guidelines that OSHA has issued on preventing falls with the proper equipment. When workers are at six feet or higher, they need to use ...
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    Wrongful Death

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    • Patients in Tennessee Undergoing Open-Heart Surgery May Be At Risk of Fatal Infections

      Hospitals throughout Tennessee have sent letters to patients who underwent open-heart surgery between January 2012 and November 2016, warning them that they may be at risk of a fatal infection caused by a potentially contaminated machine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report on October 13 of last year alerting patients and hospitals about the potential risk of ...
      Continue Reading
    • Anesthesia Events: Malpractice or Complication?

      Doctors commonly employ the use of anesthesia when a patient goes through surgery or any major medical procedure. Anesthetic agents inhibit pain receptors and generally work in such a way as to numb the anesthetized. Anesthesiologists use three main forms of anesthesia. This includes: Local anesthesia – The drug blocks transmission of certain nerve impulses to a specific area of the body or spinal ...
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    • Dangers of Paramedic Intubation Errors

      When someone suffers a traumatic injury, the first people on the scene are usually emergency medical technicians. They embody a light of hope in a dangerous and hopeful situation. However, in cases of high risk, it is important that these technicians proceed with care and precision. This can be hard to do in the hectic environment in which they work. These intense circumstances can cause the ...
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