June 2015 Archives | Nashville Personal Injury Blog

June 2015 Archives

Safety testing of medical devices may be insufficient

Over the past few decades, there have been many medical breakthroughs in medications, treatments and devices that have saved countless lives. However, the prevalence of medical malpractice lawsuits has shown that some of these treatments had detrimental effects on patients instead of helping them. At Bart Durham Injury Law, we have seen numerous cases involving Nashville patients who were harmed or killed by defective medical devices. We believe those in the medical community have a responsibility to heal and protect the people under their care.

Where can I learn more about motorcycle accidents?

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, or even if you simply want to be more prepared if such a tragedy should occur, then you likely have many questions. How can you prove fault in the accident? What state-specific laws should I know about? These are just a few of the issues that may affect the outcome of a motorcycle accident case.

Tennessee one of the strictest states for drunk driving

When it comes to drunk driving accidents, law enforcement officials bar no holds in their pursuit of a conviction, which is good news for victims. But while every state takes drunk driving cases seriously, some states take them more seriously than others, and Virginia is one of those states. A recent comparison claims that Tennessee is stricter when it comes to drunk driving than most other states, specifically the 12th strictest.

Audit: NHTSA’s auto defect screening procedures are insufficient

Defective products result in a great number of injuries and deaths to consumers nationwide. This is especially true of auto defects. Serious defects in the parts that keep a car running safely can have devastating effects for the Nashville residents who drive them. For this reason, it is vital that the authorities in charge of finding, reporting and recalling serious auto defects are properly trained in their jobs.

How are design defects and manufacturing defects different?

If you pay attention to the headlines, you’ll notice that product recalls occur on a regular basis for a wide variety of consumer items. This is to protect people in Nashville and everywhere else in the country from being harmed by a dangerous item. However, you might not realize that there are two main types of defective products – design defects and manufacturer defects.

Construction safety violations can result in fatal accidents

Every day in Nashville and across the country, construction workers risk their lives on the job. It might be difficult for those who don’t work in the construction industry to understand the dangers these men and women face. Even with protective equipment and procedures, there are accidents that seriously injure or kill construction workers. Some of these accidents could have been prevented if the construction company, property owner or workers had followed safety protocol.

Legal assistance is even more important in truck accidents

Many car accidents, such as fender-benders, are not severe issues that require legal assistance and can simply be managed with a few phone calls to an insurance company. Individuals involved in more serious car accidents can benefit from legal assistance to receive compensation that is more relevant and appropriate to the specific injuries and damages suffered in the accident. However, when it comes to truck accidents, there is almost no instance in which legal assistance is not beneficial.

Study: Pitocin may be harmful to newborn infants

If you are expecting a baby, you probably have a lot of overwhelming information to sort through during this exciting time. One of the most important topics to think about is the actual birth of your child. If a C-section is not in your plans, then your doctor might have discussed the possible use of the drug Pitocin during labor and delivery. Not all Nashville mothers need Pitocin during labor, but a good portion will experience it. At Bart Durham Injury Law, we understand some of the risks that expectant mothers and their babies face when this drug is administered.

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