Blog Posts in December, 2011

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  • Increase in holiday travel leads to more Tennessee car accidents

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 31, 2011

    This week there were quite a few car accidents on Tennessee roadways, which has led some to believe that the increase in crashes is in direct relation to the increase in people traveling for the holidays. On Tuesday there were three separate motor vehicle accidents on Interstate 40. The first happened around 3 p.m. near Sevierville, with the second happening not too long after in Loudon County. ...
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  • Pedestrian in Tennessee sent to hospital following accident

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 29, 2011

    When a pedestrian is hit by a truck or car -- or even a motorcycle -- the results can be quite devastating as the pedestrian does not have any safety system to protect them. And while in some cases the pedestrian ends up being killed in the crash, other times the person sustains serious catastrophic injuries , which are very expensive and can result in physical and emotional pain, and ongoing ...
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  • Do Your Doctor's Rubber Gloves Really Protect You From Germs?

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 28, 2011

    Although many believe that latex gloves create an impermeable barrier to germs and bacteria, this is a myth. You wash your hands, but does your doctor? A recent study published in the Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology Journal focused on the number of doctors and nurses who do not wash their hands before and after using rubber or latex gloves. Skipping this simple step can cause harm to ...
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  • Rainy day leads to at least five accidents on Tennessee roadways

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 24, 2011

    When the weather gets bad and the roads get slick, some drivers think they can just continue on with their regular driving behaviors. However, the truth is that slick roads mean that it is easier to lose control of a vehicle, which means that drivers should be using extra precaution and slowing down their speeds. On Wednesday morning, due to the rain, there were at least five motor vehicle ...
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  • Drunk drivers to blame for many holiday crashes

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 23, 2011

    Picture this: You are driving home after spending the holidays with your family. You're enjoying listening to yet another holiday classic on the radio, when a car traveling in the opposite direction suddenly crosses the center line. Unable to react in time, the other car crashes head-on into your vehicle. Later on you wake up in the hospital wondering what happened. It turns out the driver who ...
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  • Lawsuit claims Robertson doctor neglected newborn

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 22, 2011

    Brandon Gee | The Tennessean Dec. 22, 2011 A Robertson County toddler, through his mother, is suing the doctor that delivered him. The lawsuit claims Matthew Allen Marlin was left for dead in a plastic bin for more than four hours before a nurse noticed he was alive and gasping for breath. According to the lawsuit filed Wednesday against Dr. John W. O'Donnell III in Robertson County Circuit Court, ...
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  • Study Shows Computerized Medical-Information May Save Lives

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 21, 2011

    A new study conducted by researchers at Harvard University and published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine shows that patients have better medical outcomes when they are treated by physicians who consult computerized medical-information when making important treatment decisions. Computerized medical-information allows physicians to access information important to their patients' care that they ...
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  • Cell phone use results in far too many Tennessee car accidents

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 19, 2011

    Although the majority of Tennessee drivers understand that using cellphones or other electronic devices while driving is dangerous, they still do it. This is most likely because of the convenience rather than necessity. However, while it seems to many drivers that they are capable of performing these activities while driving, the distractions that cell phone use and texting have been clearly ...
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  • Holiday decorating injuries on the rise

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 17, 2011

    This time of year, homes glow with the lights of the season. However, emergency room visits are also on the rise due to personal injuries from holiday decorations. In fact, an estimated 13,000 people visited emergency rooms during the holiday season last year -- and that number is up from the previous three years. The types of injuries vary during the holiday season, but common ones include: Falls ...
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  • Hydroplane leads to three vehicle Tennessee accident

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 9, 2011

    While any accident can be devastating, those accidents occurring on highways in Tennessee can carry even more of a risk for very serious injuries due to the fact that drivers are often traveling a lot faster. One such highway accident highlighted this fact, as three ended up needing to be transported to Nashville-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center with injuries. The three vehicle accident ...
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  • Firm sponsors student contest on issue of respect

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 7, 2011

    Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, a Nashville personal injury law firm, recently sponsored an essay contest for students to express their understanding of the concept of respect. Nearly 900 5th-graders submitted entries. To read more about the contest, winners and prizes, please visit our Nashville law firm website .
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  • Shop safe to avoid dangerous children's toys

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 3, 2011

    With the holidays right around the corner, many parents in Nashville and throughout Tennessee already have lists in hands of all the latest and greatest toys their little ones want. However, one public research group is urging parents to do the research before buying gifts, as there are a number of dangerous toys that are out on the market. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, in ...
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  • PSA geared toward teens warns of distracted driving dangers

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Dec 1, 2011

    In the past we've focused on the risks involved with texting and driving . And even though in Tennessee it is against the law to text while driving, the truth remains that a number of people still take the chance to shoot off a quick message while behind the wheel of a car. And while for many a quick typed response may not seem like a big deal, the risk for getting into an accident due to ...
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