Blog Posts in April, 2014

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  • A children's toy so dangerous that a state governor spoke up

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 22, 2014

    When a parent buys a toy for a child, it may be habit to inspect the packaging to see if there are any printed guidelines. In addition to suggesting what age group the toy is suited for, the product might also include basic safety warnings. These product labels can help parents make informed decisions to help protect the safety of their children. In the event that a toy doesn't include specific ...
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  • More can be done to prevent common types of trucking accidents

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 18, 2014

    On certain stretches of highway in Tennessee, commercial trucks might be ubiquitous. After all, tractor-trailer drivers cover thousands of miles every year in order to transport goods to stores for average consumers. Given how common these large vehicles are, truckers and their employers should do what is necessary to protect the safety of others on the road. In order to maintain safe roads, the ...
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  • Legislation could prevent treatment delays for infant illnesses

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 16, 2014

    After anticipating the arrival of a new family member for several months, Tennessee residents cherish the opportunity to witness the birth of their children. In the immediate wake of the delivery, parents rely on medical professionals to conduct tests and make observations to ensure the health of their newborn baby. Infant children are typically subject to a quick blood draw sample shortly after ...
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  • Report: Medical device recalls are on the rise

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 14, 2014

    In recent years, Nashville area residents have been involved in some high-profile medical device recalls. From defective hip implants to infusion pumps, there have been numerous products that have made it into the medical marketplace and gone on to be implanted in patients only to be recalled. Many patients then have had to undergo surgeries to remove the dangerous devices. Medical device recalls ...
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  • Alcohol-related crashes in Tennessee: documenting the evidence

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 13, 2014

    It’s been more than 20 years now since Ken Burns’s monumental documentary “The Civil War” riveted audiences across the country. Burns has continued to produce eye-opening work that shines a light on important periods in America’s past and offers relevant insights for the present. A few years ago, for example, his series on the Prohibition era put the attempt to ban alcohol into perspective. Though ...
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  • E-cigarette injury rates among children soar in short time frame

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 9, 2014

    The dangers of using tobacco products have been known for a long time. With this in mind, many people have turned to electronic cigarettes in recent years under the assumption that they are "safer." Although people might be trying to make a smarter decision by removing themselves and their children from the harmful effects of tobacco smoke, a recent string of child injuries related to e-cigarettes ...
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  • Tennessee officials mark Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 4, 2014

    After a winter full of unusually cold weather across the Southeastern U.S., many people are probably eager to get out and enjoy the warmer months of spring and summer. As more welcoming temperatures come around, many people might decide to get on their motorcycles and bicycles. Tennessee state officials have wasted no time in using the month of March as an opportunity to bring an important safety ...
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  • Tennessee teen's death shows lingering brain injury risks

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Apr 2, 2014

    For many young people, being able to participate in organized athletic activities is very important. Parents appreciate the physical activity and discipline that sports can provide and kids enjoy the camaraderie they develop with teammates. Over the last few years, however, there have been serious concerns about the safety of many youth athletic events, particularly football. Any activity that ...
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