Blog Posts in June, 2012

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  • Study: Electronic medical records may lower malpractice claims

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jun 28, 2012

    Medical errors can happen for a number of reasons. A prescription error could be made, or a medical risk could end up going unnoticed. However, a recent study found that when doctors used electronic medical records, the number of medical malpractice claims was lower. The claim is this research provides evidence that electronic medical records can help prevent medical errors while improving patient ...
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  • Does Medical Fatigue Lead to Increased Medical Errors?

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jun 25, 2012

    Surgery is a dangerous event to begin with. However, the possibility for surgical mistakes and errors can raise the risk substantially. Unfortunately, a recent study connects surgical errors to tired residents. This study found that there are significant risks associated with surgeons in training even after new guidelines have been put in place to limit the work hours of residents. Most recently, ...
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  • Researchers examine causes of fatal truck accidents

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jun 24, 2012

    Two university civil engineers are currently analyzing previous truck accidents in an attempt to create new educational tools and safety guidelines for truckers in the hopes of reducing the number of fatal accidents involving tractor-trailers. The reasoning behind the study is due to the fact that even though commercial trucks only make up a small percentage of vehicles on the roadways, those ...
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  • Children's brain injuries can affect their long-term development

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jun 21, 2012

    Motor vehicle accidents, birth injuries and defective products can all lead to serious injuries for children. Sometimes, these injuries can affect the child's brain and lead to long term complications that require ongoing medical care. However, even though there is a higher survival rate now for children who suffer from a brain injury , knowing exactly how that injury will affect a child later on ...
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  • Surgical fires lead to burns, injuries and deaths

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jun 16, 2012

    Any time a person goes in for a surgery there is a certain amount of risk involved. However, when negligence becomes involved, the risk of a surgery leading to injuries and death greatly increases. In an effort to try and prevent future burn injuries caused by medical negligence, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is paying special attention to surgical fires, which the agency claims happen way ...
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  • More than 50 percent of high school seniors text while driving

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jun 14, 2012

    For the first time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention specifically questioned teen drivers on whether or not they text while behind the wheel. It turns out, more than half of those in their senior year of high school admitted to texting while driving. The CDC survey was done last year and questioned 15,000 students attending private and public schools. The question was whether or not ...
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  • Daniel Clayton Honored with Prestigious Award from Tennessee Association for Justice

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jun 14, 2012

    Nashville, Tenn., June 14, 2012 - The Tennessee Association for Justice (TAJ) has honored Daniel Clayton, of Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge in Nashville, with a coveted TAJ Paladin Award. The award recognizes TAJ Members who have achieved outstanding results for a client despite great obstacles and who have worked tirelessly to protect the civil justice system. Clayton is one of three 2012 award ...
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  • Experiment offers some hope to those with spinal cord injuries

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jun 10, 2012

    A spinal cord injury caused by a motor vehicle accident or medical malpractice is life-changing and can cause a significant amount of not only physical, but also emotional pain and financial difficulties. This is because often times, when the spinal cord is damaged, the signals between the brain and parts of the body are disrupted. This in turn can lead to a loss of feeling or complete loss of ...
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  • Doctors and medical errors: signs to be on the lookout for

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jun 7, 2012

    It's quite common for patients to put blind faith in their doctors. In fact, one study found that 70 percent of people totally trust what their doctor says and never even go searching for a second opinion. And while this isn't to say that all doctors are making mistakes -- as many are completely competent at their jobs -- there are still warning signs that all patients should look out for in order ...
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