Blog Posts in May, 2011

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  • FEMA supervisor hurt in Clarksville car accident on his way to help

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

    After the tornadoes and severe weather that have plagued Middle Tennessee in recent days -- on top of the flooding this year and last -- it's a tragedy when someone setting out to help storm victims is injured in a senseless car accident . Unfortunately, a FEMA supervisor for the team helping Stewart County with disaster recovery operations was seriously injured in a single-car wreck on Wednesday ...
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  • Rosie Perez files personal injury lawsuit against 'Law & Order: SVU'

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

    Oscar-nominated actress Rosie Perez has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the producers of the NBC police procedural "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" for an injury she sustained while filming a guest role on a 2009 episode of the show. The role included a scene in which she was shaken violently by another actor, and Perez says that she suffered a serious, permanent neck injury as a ...
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  • NTSB panel reviews trucking accident prevention and safety recommendations

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

    In June 2009 on an Oklahoma Interstate, a 40,000-pound tractor-trailer, driven by a man who had been behind the wheel for nearly 10 hours after only five hours of sleep, plowed into traffic that had stopped for a previous accident. The sleepy driver never even slowed down from 70 miles per hour. The truck dragged three cars beneath its undercarriage and struck several others. Ten people were ...
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  • LaFollette family files personal injury suit against school with mold

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || May 18, 2011

    A couple from LaFollette, Tennessee, has filed a personal injury lawsuit against Campbell County and the Campbell County Board of Education claiming that their son was exposed to toxic mold at Valley View Elementary School and has developed permanent health problems as a result. The family filed its premises liability suit after learning in March that their son has developed "permanent health ...
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  • Driver snaps three power poles in Gallatin Pike car accident

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || May 13, 2011

    Two people were injured early Wednesday morning when a speeding driver crashed through three power poles along Gallatin Pike in the Inglewood area. The car accident happened around 3:30 a.m. on May 11 near the Inglewood library just south of Briley Parkway. Nashville Metro Police estimate that the female driver was traveling in excess of 70 miles per hour when she crashed through the first power ...
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  • NHTSA: Ford F-150 gas tanks may be dangerously defective, explode

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

    The federal National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced over the weekend that it has expanded its investigation into whether the steel straps that hold the fuel tanks in place on Ford F-150 pickup trucks are dangerously defective . The agency and Ford Motor Co. have received 243 consumer complaints that the gas tank straps rusted through, allowing the gas tanks to drag on the ...
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  • Beware of wrong-site surgeries and other surgical malpractice

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || May 6, 2011

    "It's serious, it's preventable, and it should never happen," said venerated patient safety advocate Dr. Kenneth Kizer upon hearing the story of young Jesse M. The boy -- three years old at the time -- went in for a routine surgery to correct a "lazy eye." The surgery is simple and quick, and doesn't even require an overnight hospital stay. It all might have gone well, except that the little boy's ...
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  • Elmwood family saved by smoke alarms in suspected electrical fire

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

    A family of six in Elmwood is thankful for their smoke detectors after an early morning fire on May 1 destroyed their home but resulted in no serious injuries. Smith County fire officials have not yet determined the cause of the fire, but the homeowner suspects it may have been caused by a faulty fuse box or a lightning strike. This family was extremely lucky -- no one was injured and even the ...
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