March 2016 Archives | Personal Injury News

March 2016 Archives

Truck accidents can cause unexpected injuries

Car accidents are frighteningly common all across the country, including in Tennessee, and even those of us who have never been in a car accident have likely seen enough to know what types of injuries we can expect. Whiplash injuries can cause damage to nerves and soft tissue; shrapnel can cause cuts and in extreme cases, serious blunt force trauma can cause brain injury or even death. Truck accidents are far less common than car accidents, which is why you may not know about the additional injuries you could suffer.

What is the high-alert medications list?

Some medications have been proven to be dangerous due to a defect or side effect they cause. Others, however, are simply considered to be “high risk.” The Institute for Safe Medication Practices has compiled a list of drugs that fit this category based on a number of factors. If you are taking a medication from this list, it is important to have a conversation with your doctor regarding why it is considered to have a heightened risk.

Transvaginal mesh can pose quite a few risks to patients

When undergoing surgical procedures in Nashville, patients put their trust in the medical community to use only those techniques and devices deemed safe. However, some devices have been shown to cause significant harm to patients, which can result in a range of serious health effects and even death in extreme cases.

Talcum powder lawsuit highlights dangers of common products

When it comes to personal care products, Nashville consumers naturally assume that manufacturers will have their best interests in mind. However, recent evidence alleging that long-term usage of talcum powder may lead to the development of ovarian cancer, which can sometimes result in death, highlight just how potentially harmful everyday products can be to consumers.

What is crashworthiness?

Auto manufacturers have a responsibility to keep you safe behind the wheel. To this end, crashworthiness ratings are often awarded to vehicles to help you determine whether or not a model meets your specific safety requirements. That’s why all Tennessee motorists should have an understanding of just how these ratings work to ensure they can make an informed decision when reviewing a prospective vehicle.

Defects in toys can cause serious concerns

When you buy a toy for your child, you don't expect it to cause harm to them when they are playing with it. You think that a brand new item has already passed several safety tests. While this is the case for most products, there are some toys that can pose a threat to children.

Determining liability in 3D printed products

While all the potential applications of 3D printed products are sure to intrigue residents of Nashville and other cities all over the nation, injuries incurred while using these products bring to mind a number of important liability issues. As this burgeoning technology becomes more and more commonplace, consumers want to know just who will be to blame in the event of injury-causing defects in 3D products.

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