Blog Posts in October, 2011

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  • Doctors May Forfeit Fees Over Medical Errors

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

    TennCare to initiate financial sanctions by Getahn Ward | The Tennessean | Oct. 31, 2011 A young woman goes to her family doctor with a cough and chest pain and is told the ailment is chest arthritis. Wrong. She suffers a nearly fatal stroke as fluid fills her lungs from pneumonia over the next five days. Another patient has a breast biopsy and gets a clean bill of health, only to learn later that ...
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  • Tennessee crossing guard hit, injured by 15-year-old driver

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

    Although not everyone with a driver's license is a capable driver, we generally assume that anyone without one probably shouldn't be on the road. Getting a driver's license indicates that you have both the knowledge and practical skill to be on the road, and anyone who is too young to drive or doesn't have a driver's license is likely to be dangerous behind the wheel. It seems those assumptions ...
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  • Tennessee Highway Patrol targets DUIs and fatal accidents

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Oct 26, 2011

    No one should have to suffer through the pain of losing a family member to a drunk driving accident. While there continue to be drunk drivers on Nashville roads and there continue to be fatal car accidents across Tennessee, the Tennessee Highway Patrol has recently announced that there has been an increase in drunk driving enforcement. The colonel in charge of the Tennessee Highway Patrol has made ...
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  • Another Tennessee school bus hit by careless driver

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

    As we have previously written about, accidents involving school busses can be dangerous. If a school bus collides with another vehicle, it can cause significant damage. At the same time, when a car or van runs into a bus full of children, there is a risk that the bus driver or children onboard may be seriously injured or even die. A recent bus accident sent five students to the Middle Tennessee ...
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  • Nashville car crash victims can use "black box" to prove fault

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

    What would you do if you were involved in a motor vehicle accident but the only people who saw it were you and the driver who hit you? Many drivers may not be willing to admit that they were at fault, especially if they seriously injured another motorist, but technology is making it easier for these victims to receive compensation for their pain and injuries. Many of the major automakers have been ...
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  • Nashville Medical Malpractice Lawyer Receives Peer-Review Award

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

    RELEASED: October 17, 2011 Best Lawyers®, a national directory published by Woodward/White, Inc., has named Daniel L. Clayton as Best Lawyers' 2012 Nashville Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year. Only one lawyer in each practice area in a given community is being honored in this way in 2012. The selections are based upon extensive peer-review surveys involving confidential ...
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  • Two Tennessee teenagers take on texting while driving

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Oct 14, 2011

    With the number of teenagers dying from texting while driving car accidents up, it is surprising that two Tennessee high school students are pairing with a local insurance representative to teach their classmates about the importance of avoiding distracted driving. According to The Leaf-Chronicle, 11 teens will die in a car crash each day and texting or making phone calls increases the risk of ...
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  • Child struck by car near school is not the first to be hit

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Oct 12, 2011

    Any parent would expect that drivers would take extra precautions when driving near a school. With children running around, parents dropping students off, and the hustle and bustle of kids getting off the school bus , it would be reckless to speed or not keep a look out for children. Unfortunately, the streets near Sullivan East High School in Bluff City, Tennessee, have attracted quite a few ...
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  • Tennessee nursing homes lessen nursing home regulations

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

    It is hard to lose a family member because of nursing home negligence , but it seems that Tennessee is lightening the regulations and inspections of nursing homes, which could increase nursing home injuries. There has also been a move to make it more difficult to sue for injuries sustained in a nursing home and a cap on damages for injuries or death. Nursing homes are meant to provide for our ...
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  • SUV hits bus full of children en route to competition, injuring 10

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Oct 5, 2011

    The trip to a band competition in Rutherford County has proved dangerous for nine students and a bus driver after a recent head-on collision with an SUV. The mid-morning crash happened as the Oakland High School students were on their way to a Saturday morning band competition. As the Rutherford County Schools bus traveled down Highway 231 near the Cedar Forest Road intersection, the driver of an ...
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