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  • KCB Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2021

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Aug 20, 2020

    Four attorneys from Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge have been named to The Best Lawyers in America ® - a trusted attorney rating listing that recognizes the most accomplished and respected attorneys from across the country. Following their selections last year, Attorneys Randall Kinnard, Daniel Clayton, Mark Beveridge, and Mary Ellen Morris were again named to this year’s Best Lawyers list. Given ...
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  • Tennessee Department of Health Releases November 2019 Report

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Dec 20, 2019

    Tasked with protecting the public from negligent health professionals, the Tennessee Department of Health releases a monthly media report on all disciplinary actions taken by health-related boards. Now that the Department has released the November 2019 report, patients can see whether their care providers and practitioners have been subject to specific disciplinary actions. From athletic trainers ...
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  • Three Attorneys of Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge Named to 2019 Super Lawyers®

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Nov 6, 2019

    Attorneys Randall L. Kinnard , Daniel L. Clayton , and Mark S. Beveridge all help lead the personal injury law firm of Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge in Nashville, Tennessee. All three attorneys have also been recently recognized through Super Lawyers® 2019 memberships. In addition, all three attorneys were chosen as Top 50 Nashville Super Lawyers® and Top 100 Nashville Super Lawyers® members this ...
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  • Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge Recognized by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" in 2020

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Nov 1, 2019

    U.S. News – Best Lawyers® just released the 10 th edition of “Best Law Firms,” and Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge is proud to announce that we’ve received 3 Tier 1 rankings: Medical Malpractice Law – Nashville Personal Injury Litigation – Nashville Product Liability Litigation – Nashville To be eligible for a “Best Law Firms” ranking, a firm must have at least one practicing lawyer recognized by ...
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  • Four Things You Should Know About Infant Spinal Cord Injuries

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Sep 19, 2019

    No one wants a child to suffer a preventable injury, but statistics show it can and does happen – especially when treating medical professionals provide substandard care. When it happens to your child, having the right information becomes critical to providing the care they need, and exploring your rights for a potential birth injury lawsuit. Although medical negligence can result in all types of ...
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  • KCB Shows Support for Medical Malpractice Awareness Month

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jul 1, 2019

    Kinnard Clayton & Beveridge is proud to support Medical Malpractice Awareness Month! Throughout the month of July, the National Medical Malpractice Advocacy Association (NMMAA) operates a campaign to promote awareness about medical malpractice – a problem that accounts for over 440,000 deaths each year, and approximately 1,200+ lives lost every day . As the only non-partisan civil rights ...
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  • Vanderbilt Nurse's Medication Mistake Results in Death of Stable Patient

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Nov 30, 2018

    A recent fatal medical mistake at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is now jeopardizing the Medicare reimbursement status of Nashville’s largest hospital. According to a recent article in the Tennessean , the incident took place in December 2017 when a nurse, who confused two different drugs because they started with the same letters, accidentally administered a lethal dose of the wrong ...
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  • Kentucky Supreme Court Strikes Down 2017 Law, Allows Medical Malpractice Suits

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Nov 16, 2018

    The Kentucky Supreme Court unanimously struck down a 2017 law that limited medical malpractice lawsuits by creating medical review panels, calling it unconstitutional. The court issued a 34-page ruling stating that the law delayed access to state courts to adjudicate common-law claims. While all seven justices agreed on the ruling, they issued two separate concurring opinions. “Of all the rights ...
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  • Nashville Jury Rules In Favor Of Former Vanderbilt Hospital Patient

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Nov 8, 2016

    Following a three-day trial, a Nashville jury unanimously ruled on Thursday, October 13 that Vanderbilt University Medical Center owes Patricia Greene Gayden, a former patient, $2 million dollars for losing one of her organs. According to the lawsuit filed against the hospital, Greene Gayden underwent a thyroid biopsy in order to test for cancer in May of 2011. The results came back inconclusive, ...
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  • The Risks of Gestational Diabetes

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Sep 13, 2016

    If managed properly, gestational diabetes is unlikely to result in complications for the mother or infant. In most cases, gestational diabetes will go away after giving birth. Unfortunately, not every case is handled with the care needed, putting the thousands of pregnant women affected by this disease every year at risk of health complications, health issues, and birth injuries to their children. ...
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  • What Happens After a Surgery Goes Wrong?

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jun 29, 2016

    What Happens After a Surgery Goes Wrong? Even in the best case scenario, surgery can be an incredibly stressful prospect to face. It’s rarely anyone’s first choice to have a surgeon cut into their body, no matter how experienced or well-trained they may be. In one of those best case scenarios, everything goes smoothly, you don’t feel a thing, and you go home healthier and on the road to recovery. ...
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  • Medical Errors Could Be Third Leading Cause of Death

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jun 16, 2016

    After analyzing medical death rate data over an eight-year stretch, patient safety experts from Johns Hopkins have calculated that over 250,000 deaths are caused by medical error each year in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently list respiratory disease – responsible for nearly 150,000 deaths each year – as the third leading cause of death in the U.S. The ...
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  • 4 Things That can Happen When Doctors Fail to Monitor Fetal Heartbeat

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Mar 4, 2016

    An obstetrician or physician does not have one patient but two when examining a pregnant woman. It is important for them to monitor the vital signs, especially the heart rate, of both patients. However, doctors must frequently check a fetus’ heartbeat, given how fragile their health is. Spikes or drops in the heart rate can indicate fetal distress or other serious problems. If a physician fails to ...
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  • Anesthesia Events: Malpractice or Complication?

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Feb 12, 2016

    Doctors commonly employ the use of anesthesia when a patient goes through surgery or any major medical procedure. Anesthetic agents inhibit pain receptors and generally work in such a way as to numb the anesthetized. Anesthesiologists use three main forms of anesthesia. This includes: Local anesthesia – The drug blocks transmission of certain nerve impulses to a specific area of the body or spinal ...
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  • Dangers of Paramedic Intubation Errors

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Dec 14, 2015

    When someone suffers a traumatic injury, the first people on the scene are usually emergency medical technicians. They embody a light of hope in a dangerous and hopeful situation. However, in cases of high risk, it is important that these technicians proceed with care and precision. This can be hard to do in the hectic environment in which they work. These intense circumstances can cause the ...
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  • There are benefits to early breast cancer detection

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Oct 13, 2015

    Due to the claims made by popular media, many Tennessee women may not believe that early detection of breast cancer is important. However, a recently-published study indicates that women are more likely to survive longer if their breast cancer is diagnosed earlier than later. The study utilized data that was taken from 1999 to 2005 from around 174,000 Dutch women. The popular view regarding breast ...
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  • Book seeks to improve nontechnical surgery skills

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Oct 8, 2015

    Tennessee residents may be aware that surgical errors often happen for nontechnical reasons such as poor communication, failures of leadership or a lack of teamwork. These errors, known as "never events" because they are never supposed to happen, actually happen to about 6 percent of hospital patients in relation to surgery and may include surgery on the wrong site, errors with drugs and leaving ...
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  • Cancer patients do better when given diagnosis details

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Sep 28, 2015

    Tennessee residents who have a family member who has been diagnosed with cancer may be interested in a new study that shows that cancer patients who receive detailed information about their diagnosis and prognosis are twice as likely to have a positive outcome as those who are kept in the dark. The study was recently published in an international peer-reviewed journal. Researchers in the United ...
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  • How Can Medical Malpractice be Prevented?

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Aug 11, 2015

    Tennessee residents may not be surprised to hear that approximately 85,000 medical malpractice cases are filed across the nation each year. It has been estimated that there are 1 million medical injuries on an annual basis as well. Because each such injury can potentially become a malpractice case, there are ways that health care facilities can reduce their incidence. Here are a couple ways: ...
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  • Legislation proposed to allow recording of surgeries

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Aug 7, 2015

    If the Tennessee legislature follows Wisconsin's example, then the medical malpractice field might have new investigation tools available in cases involving surgical errors. A Wisconsin representative recently introduced a bill that would require health care facilities to allow patients the option of having their surgeries audiovisually recorded. Patients also could execute an advance directive ...
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  • Organizations and governments targeting maternal mortality

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jul 30, 2015

    In the early 20th century, nearly 1 percent of live childbirths resulted in complications which led to the death of the mother. Advances in medical technology and knowledge in hospitals in Tennessee and across the U.S. lowered the rate in 1987 to less than eight deaths per 100,000 births. By 2013, though, the maternal mortality rate had risen to 18.5 deaths per 100,000 births. In attempts to ...
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  • Tennessee nursing home barred from admitting new patients

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jul 20, 2015

    A Tennessee nursing home was sanctioned by the state's Department of Health on June 4 after a follow-up survey conducted in May found that little had been done to improve the standard of medical care provided by the facility. Concerns about the safety of residents has led to the nursing home being fined $3,000 and barred from admitting new patients. A representative of the nursing home said that ...
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  • Understanding and preventing misdiagnoses

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jul 17, 2015

    Tennessee residents may be surprised to learn that a misdiagnosis is the most common medical mistake made by American doctors. Despite increased hospital technology and diagnostic measures such as sonograms, lab tests and MRIs, studies show that 15 percent of health issues are initially misdiagnosed. According to one study from 2013, mistakes occurred the most when trying to identify congestive ...
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  • Misdiagnosis of COPD in Tennessee

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jul 8, 2015

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a lung condition that affects many people in Tennessee and around the country. Usually caused by years of smoking, patients with the disease suffer with problems including shortness of breath and coughing. The symptoms progressively worsen, and the affliction is one of the leading causes of illness-related death in the United States. Accurate detection of ...
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  • Reducing alert fatigue in Tennessee medical professionals

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jun 16, 2015

    As the health care industry adopts an increasing number of electronic systems, practitioners may suffer from something called alert fatigue. This could cause a medical professional to ignore an alert regarding a severe allergy a patient may have or a potentially dangerous drug interaction. However, a new product called AlertSpace could reduce the chance of a medical professional receiving an alert ...
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