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Understanding what some of the more common drug interactions are

According to a study recently published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Americans have a pretty significant dependency on drugs. In fact, the CDC found that at least 82 percent of all Americans take at least one medicine with as much as 30 percent taking five or more.

And we're not talking about illegal drug consumption here, but the ones that consumers like you and I don't hesitate in taking on a daily basis. These include vitamins, prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and even the foods we eat. It's the combination of these drugs, especially taken as part of a certain cocktail, that can be particularly dangerous or kill us.

No clear explanation for why BMWs have caught fire

When people buy luxury vehicles, they expect to have minimal issues with them. They certainly don't anticipate that they will burst into flames.

However, according to a report by ABC News, almost 40 BMWs have done just that within the past five years. The cars were all parked at the time of the fires. The reason is still unknown.

LayZ Board Hoverboard confirmed as cause of deadly house fire

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has evidence that a LayZ Board brand self-balancing scooter, also known as a "hoverboard," was responsible for a March house fire that killed two little girls. LayZ Board is only one brand of the device. Its products are manufactured in Shenzhen, China. Over 3,000 LayZ Boards were imported into the U.S.

The problem with at least this brand of hoverboard is a fire hazard that may occur during charging or use of the toy. The CPSC recommends all ages of users stop using and stop charging it immediately. Do not throw the device away; take the device for recycling at a center that can recycle lithium-ion batteries.

Parents should be mindful when buying used child items

Parents need to be cautious when buying brand new items for their children, but must be extra cautious when buying used items. There aren't many stores that sell used child or baby items. Most of them can be found using online marketplaces and other methods of sale. Here are the most common items parents must be mindful of when buying used.

A 2008 law makes it illegal to sell items that have been recalled, but these items can be found at yard sales, online auction websites and in consignment shops. It's understandable that parents want to save money when purchasing big-ticket items for their children such as cribs, high chairs, large toys and playpens.

The true dangers of fentanyl

Fentanyl has been in the news quite a bit recently. A police officer in Ohio had a brush with death a couple of days ago when he came in contact with the drug. According to reports, an Ohio police officer stopped a suspicious vehicle and witnessed two occupants trying to rub a white substance into the vehicle's carpet.

The officer was wearing gloves during the search of the vehicle and its occupants, but somehow got fentanyl on his uniform. He wiped the drug off his uniform sometime later, but was no longer wearing gloves. The officer then passed out and had to be rushed to the hospital. The news reports stated that the officer needed four doses of Narcan to revive him from the accidental overdose.

Trust our attorneys for your defective medical device case

Defective medical devices can cause patients to suffer serious injuries that could lead to extensive medical problems. Defective devices include various different products that have either been recalled or not. When injured by a defective medical device, it's imperative that you speak with an experienced products liability attorney to discuss your case and what comes next.

Our product liability attorneys have a combined 75 years of experience representing victims of these medical injuries. Our firm's trial experience and record speaks for itself and has created a reputation known across this great state of Tennessee.

How do I file a safety complaint about my car?

Cars get us to and from home, school, work, fun and everything in between. As much as we love our cars, they can become problematic at times. From routine maintenance to parts replacement and even recall notices, cars require a lot of care to keep them running properly. However, what if something unsafe happens with your car? How do you file a safety complaint?

Any issue that plagues your car and cannot be fixed by the dealer or a mechanic should be reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Filing a complaint takes just ten minutes and can be done on the agency's website. If you don't have access to their website, the complaint can be filed over the phone Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Over 1.25 million Ram trucks recalled for dangerous software error

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, manufacturer of the Ram line of pickup trucks, has just issued a safety recall after a software error was blamed for at least two accidents, including one fatality. The recall will begin in late June, at which point owners can bring in their vehicles for reprogramming.

The affected vehicles include:

  • 2013-2016 Ram 1500s
  • 2013-2016 Ram 2500s
  • 2014-2016 Ram 3500s

1.02 million of the recalled pickups were sold in the U.S.; 216,007 were sold in Canada; 21,668 in Mexico and 21,530 outside North America, for a total of 1,279,205.

Hey, car drivers and bicyclists, let's cut each other some slack

Over the decades, Nashville and communities throughout Middle Tennessee have seen an increase in the number of bicycles on our city streets and country roads. And every Spring, we can read and hear complaints from cars and bikers about sharing the road. Since both cars and bicycles are likely to continue to increase in our region, we thought it would be a good idea to share some information about bicycle accidents, as well as some tips about simple things we can all do to make room for each other.

The most common types of car-bike accidents

Drowning and wrongful death in Tennessee

The summer season is right around the corner, which means plenty of days spent in the pool, the ocean, the lake and other bodies of water. Safety around water is important to having a fun outing with the family. Accidents do happen and a person, especially a child, can drown in minutes. If the drowning was the fault of someone else, it's possible that you could file a wrongful death claim.

For a wrongful death claim to occur in a drowning case, legal liability will have to have been present. When this happens, it doesn't necessarily mean that someone meant for the victim to drown. It just means that legal liability was not met in some way, leading to the drowning.

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