November 2015 Archives | Personal Injury News

November 2015 Archives

Tennessee principal facing second DUI

There are certain people in this world to whom we hold a higher standard of conduct. These people are often public servants or people in positions of authority, whose jobs involve protecting or safeguarding the well-being of others, such as teachers, police officers, and firefighters. Unfortunately, not all of these individuals are able to maintain that level of heightened conduct, and they occasionally make dangerous or reckless decisions, setting a very poor example for others. This is especially tragic when they are otherwise exceptional at their job.

Lawsuit: Defective birth control pills led to pregnancies

Of the many ways women can prevent a pregnancy, taking oral contraceptive pills may be among the most popular. In Tennessee and across the country, numerous women obtain prescriptions for the medication, taking it as the manufacturer or a physician instructs them to do so. A defect in the drug or inappropriate administration could result in a pregnancy. Unfortunately, a recent lawsuit illustrates what can happen when something is amiss with the medication.

Tips for avoiding a deadly incident with a child’s toy

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that in 2013, there were approximately 256,700 injuries related to toys in Tennessee and across the country. Additionally, nine children 12 or younger that same year died in an incident associated with a toy. These toy-related deaths and injuries demonstrate the importance of ensuring that anything a child plays with is safe.

There may be product liability claims in your car accident

A person may suffer many different types of personal injury, including injury by a defective product, work-related injury and others. Arguably the most dangerous or catastrophic personal injuries will be the result of a car accident. Such accidents tend to be on the mind of many drivers on the road because most drivers know that the size and weight of cars can result in significant injury.

What should I know about auto defect lawsuits in Tennessee?

Before you file a lawsuit citing an automotive defect in Tennessee, you should know what will be expected from you. For example, state law mandates that any personal injury lawsuit must be filed within one year of the incident. Therefore, you may need to act fairly quickly in order to hold the responsible party financially accountable for your damages.

Family awaits legal action against alleged drunk driver

The law is not simple. There are many specific regulations and legal actions that people can rely on in the event of an accident or crime, but circumstances always affect a particular case, which is why no two cases are alike. But sometimes there are seemingly simple or obvious legal avenues that are delayed or ignored for reasons unknown. This is another reason that legal assistance can be vital in any case, even when it seems straightforward.

Malfunction reports lead to recall of epinephrine injectors

Having a debilitating allergy often means having to carry around medicine. Many people in Tennessee and around the country rely on injectors that can deliver life-saving medicine in the event of an emergency. Unfortunately, these devices can be prone to defects. A recent recall illustrates the importance of letting a company know when something goes awry.

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