Blog Posts in March, 2012

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  • Many children's product recalls go unnoticed

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 31, 2012

    Just last week we posted on a Consumer Product Safety Commission recall regarding the Safety 1st Push N' Snap Cabinet Lock. The recall was in response to 200 reports of the locks not working. Of those, there were 140 cases where small children were able to figure out how to work the locks and then gain access to dangerous household products. In three cases, kids ended up handling or swallowing ...
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  • Locks recalled after children gained access to dangerous products

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

    As a parent or guardian, you want to keep your kids safe. This means making sure children are properly strapped into a car seat when in a moving vehicle, picking out the right age-appropriate toys and kid-proofing the entire house. However, while many parents take all of the necessary precautions to avoid children injuries , in some cases, it's actually a defective product that is to blame for a ...
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  • Tennessee examining mandatory interlock devices for drunk drivers

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 22, 2012

    Tennessee is currently one of seven states thinking about enacting a mandatory interlock ignition device law for any driver who is convicted of drunk driving . The hope is that by requiring more ignition interlock devices there would be a reduction in the number of serious and fatal accidents caused by intoxicated drivers on Tennessee roadways. According to the National Traffic Safety ...
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  • Motorcyclist airlifted after Tennessee highway accident

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 18, 2012

    When a motorcyclist is involved in an accident with a car or truck, due to the sheer size difference, the rider can end up seriously hurt. Many times, these injuries are also ones that can require expensive medical treatment and can end up causing the motorcyclist pain for years to come. Recently, a 60-year-old motorcyclist was airlifted to a medical center after being involved in an accident with ...
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  • Fatigue believed to cause recent Knoxville trucking accident

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

    As of now, it seems like the 32-year-old truck driver either fell asleep or was just very tired when he smashed into a car that was parked on the westbound shoulder of Interstate 40 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The driver of that parked car is currently in critical condition and reportedly sustained a brain injury in the crash. According to authorities, the truck driver traveled about 200 feet on the ...
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  • Transportation workers report being tired on the job

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

    It is dangerous for anyone to operate any kind of machinery while tired. However, it is particularly frightening to learn that those in the transportation industry are reportedly more tired than those who have jobs that do not require them to operate several thousand pounds of machinery. According to the National Sleep Foundation's 2012 Sleep in America poll, pilots, train operators, truck drivers ...
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  • Drag racing may have caused head-on collision in Tennessee

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

    Dangerous driving behaviors put innocent people at risk. And while in the past we've posted about these dangerous driving behaviors in terms of being distracted or intoxicated behind the wheel, speeding and not following general traffic laws also put others in risk of serious injury and even death. Just last week a man in his 60s was hospitalized after being involved in a head-on collision in ...
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  • Hospitals Take Steps to Avoid Surgical Errors

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 5, 2012

    A former Army mechanic from Ohio was recently awarded $275,000 in a medical malpractice case after a VA surgical team left two 11 x 14 inch towels in his body after removing a cancerous kidney. The surgical oversight required 47-year-old Robert Sanner to undergo multiple follow-up exams, including a CT scan that revealed the error, then two additional surgeries ─ first to remove the towels and ...
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  • Survey finds some surgeons have alcohol abuse problems

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 4, 2012

    Medical mistakes can happen for a number of reasons: A patient could not be properly monitored while at the hospital. There could be a communication error between nurses and doctors. Staff could not be up to par on training. And, if this isn't frightening enough, a recent study also found that some surgeons may have alcohol dependency issues. According to a study that was recently published in the ...
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  • Drunk driving accidents and dram shop laws in Tennessee

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 1, 2012

    Recently in Tennessee there have been a number of tragic and preventable accidents that were caused by drunk drivers. And while in many of these cases the driver responsible for the crash has been charged criminally, some wonder if others will also end up being held responsible for the accidents . A number of states in the country have vendor liability laws. Across the country there are 15 states ...
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