February 2015 Archives | Personal Injury News

February 2015 Archives

Brain injury conference planned for Tennessee

A traumatic brain injury can be devastating to a victim. Even minor damage to a person's brain can result in serious issues. People can lose their ability to function as they once did. They may struggle to complete everyday tasks, form relationships or hold a job. Even with tremendous effort, rehabilitation and work, many of these symptoms may never go away. TBIs can result in permanent harm to victims.

Stryker hip implants may cause tissue reaction, pain and swelling

Here at Bart Durham Injury Law, we have seen firsthand how difficult it can be for patients to recover from defective medical products. We have helped many clients gain compensation for injuries sustained due to recalled medical devices, such as Stryker hip implants.    

Get help when a brain injury affects someone you love

The human body was not meant to function without a properly working brain. The brain controls a person's mood, personality, bodily functions and movement. While the body protects the brain as best as it can, there are many situations where a brain injury occurs. Whether a person's brain is injured in a car accident, a workplace injury or at birth, the results are the same -- diminished capacity.

Are truck drivers required to inspect their trucks regularly?

Most people understand that large commercial trucks pose a hazard to other people on the roadways. Because of their massive size, even small mistakes can cause a serious and deadly truck accident. Therefore, these complicated machines need precise handling and maintenance in order to be as safe as possible. As we explained in a recent blog post, federal regulations require truck owners to have the truck examined on a periodic basis. This inspection helps to ensure that is in good working condition and does not pose a threat to others on the roadways.

Serious blood clots may result from defective medical device

People in Nashville regularly depend on a variety of medical devices. They trust that these products are safe to use, particularly when they are administered by a physician. Sometimes, however, these devices contain dangerous defects that may result in serious injuries to patients. 

Commercial trucks must be inspected

Since cars and trucks are seen so frequently on Tennessee roadways, it can be easy to forget how complicated these machines are. They require exact maintenance and upkeep in order to be in safe working order. If the trucks are allowed to fall into disrepair, they can pose safety threats to the truck driver and to others on the roads. In these situations, negligent truck maintenance can contribute to truck accidents.

No matter how small a rear-end accident, know your rights

There are nearly endless possibilities when it comes to the causes of car accidents. Any number of factors can combine together to create a difficult and dangerous situation for drivers and their passengers. There are, however, some common types of car accidents including rear-end collisions and wrecks caused by drunk drivers. These common accidents are no less dangerous than other more unique situations.

The dangers of asbestos

According to Tennessee's Department of Environment and Conservation, asbestos is a mineral that was commonly used in building construction until the 1970s. When material containing asbestos is damaged or begins deteriorating, the mineral breaks up into tiny fibers that can become lodged in respiratory or digestive tissues. This can lead to conditions that do not present symptoms for years, such as lung cancer (specifically, mesothelioma and asbestosis) and gastrointestinal cancer.

What is whiplash and how to respond?

When a driver is not paying attention, that driver can easily cause a car accident. One common type of accident is a rear-end collision. In these cases, a driver hits a person in front of them. While many rear-end accidents are minor, some can be very serious. For example, the recent accident in Nashville injured six people and killed two others when a woman rear-ended another car at a stop light.

The dangers of wrong-way accidents

A car accident can change the course of a person's life in a matter of moments. Take, for example, the recent accident highlighted on this blog. In that case, a man was killed and another seriously injured when in a wrong-way accident. In that case, a drunk driver was responsible for the wreck and is facing criminal charges.

The basics of Tennessee’s products liability statutes

One of the most important steps in preparing for any lawsuit is determining which laws will govern the case. According to the Cornell University Law School’s Legal Information Institute, products liability law is usually governed by previous court rulings and the provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code. In Tennessee, however, legislators have included a section on product liability in the state’s statutes. 

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