Nashville Personal Injury Blog

Drug recalls stem from a host of reasons

Drugs that come onto the market must be safe for humans to take. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case and recalls are sometimes necessary. When a recall does occur, there are several things that are considered.

The first thing that is considered is how the recall came about. There are three possibilities for this. The first is that the recall was voluntarily issued from the manufacturer. The second is that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended the recall. The final is that the FDA forced the recall.

What are the most serious symptoms of traumatic brain injury?

If a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury, such as in a motor vehicle accident, you are left to make a variety of important decisions on his or her behalf.

It's important that you work closely with the person's medical team as to understand what happened, what the future holds, and what types of treatment options are available.

When the use of transvaginal mesh goes wrong

Transvaginal mesh, also known as a bladder sling, can be used for many reasons, such as to keep the bladder and uterus in place after childbirth or as the result of obesity or old age.

While the use of transvaginal mesh is suggested by many doctors, here's something you need to know: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to health care professionals (and patients) that the use of transvaginal mesh could cause more harm than good, especially when you take into consideration the other options that are available.

Have you answered these important wrongful death questions?

The wrongful death of a loved one is a difficult situation that nobody wants to face. If you find yourself in this position, it's important that you know which steps to take and how to avoid trouble along the way.

Here are some of the most important wrongful death questions to address:

  • Who is able to file a wrongful death lawsuit?
  • What is the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit?
  • Is it possible to file a wrongful death lawsuit in your state if an unborn fetus dies?
  • Can punitive damages be awarded?
  • What are the laws in your state that govern wrongful death lawsuits?
  • Is it possible to file a wrongful death lawsuit if the deceased individual was unemployed at the time of his or her death?
  • Is it possible to sue for pain and suffering endured by the deceased individual?
  • Is it possible to file a wrongful death lawsuit based on the passing of an elderly individual or child?

The many types of auto safety related defects

Every automobile company does its absolute best to manufacture cars that are 100 percent safe to drive. Unfortunately, there are times when a model makes it to market and is then recalled for some reason.

The Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has the ability to require manufacturers to recall a vehicle if it has any type of safety related defect.

Was your child injured? It’s time to speak up

There is nothing worse than learning that your child has suffered an injury. In some ways, you will feel helpless and unsure of what the future will bring.

Any type of injury early in life can impact a child's physical and mental well-being for many years to come. In the event of a serious injury, it's possible that the child could pass on.

What are the potential complications of knee replacement?

There is a lot to think about before you opt in favor of knee replacement surgery. Although this may be something you need to get around better and feel your best, it's imperative that you're familiar with exactly what to expect.

There are many potential complications of knee replacement surgery, all of which you should discuss with your medical team upfront.

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