Blog Posts in February, 2011

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  • Woman receives wrong breast implants, sues for medical malpractice

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Feb 25, 2011

    When you think about medical malpractice -- especially surgical malpractice -- you probably think of a life-saving procedure being botched, or surgical instruments being left inside the body. A doctor's malpractice can happen in any part of diagnosis or treatment, however, and in any procedure -- including elective ones. In the case of a Virginia woman, the problem was that she underwent breast ...
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  • Private railroad bridge a factor in car accidents in 'the Sylvans'

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

    Residents of two west-side Nashville neighborhoods, Sylvan Park and Sylvan Heights, have come together to work toward changing a dangerous roadway they believe poses a serious risk of pedestrian and car accidents . The neighborhoods lie on either side of railroad tracks privately owned by CSX Corporation, and the residents say that an outdated underpass beneath a railroad bridge is too dangerous ...
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  • More drop-side cribs recalled; 20 child injuries, 3 infant deaths

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Feb 8, 2011

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced yet another recall of drop-side cribs -- cribs that appear to be identical to defective drop-side cribs the same manufacturer was forced to recall in February 2010. The manufacturer is Generation 2 Worldwide of Dothan, Alabama. The cribs being recalled in 2011 are SafetyCraft-brand full-size and portable drop-side cribs manufactured ...
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  • Will more texting-and-driving enforcement reduce car accidents?

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Feb 4, 2011

    When Tennessee outlawed texting and driving in 2009, enforcement was spotty. Although distracted driving an estimated 448,000 car accidents with injuries that same year, many people have ignored the law, and most drivers cited for texting were only given a ticket when they were pulled over for another traffic offense. According to a recent story in the Tennessean, the Tennessee Highway Patrol gave ...
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  • Tennessee Traffic Fatalities Increased in 2010

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

    After declining for three years, fatal traffic fatalities in Tennessee increased in 2010. Although the final numbers are still being tallied, the Associated Press reported that over 1,000 died in Tennessee motor vehicle accidents last year. The numbers were not uniform across the state. The Memphis District of the highway patrol reported a decrease of 26 fatalities last year compared to a year ...
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