May 2016 Archives

Understanding the dangers of IVC filters

When people in Tennessee and elsewhere are at risk of developing blood clots or other complications, they may be candidates for the placement of inferior vena cava, or IVC, filters. These filters are small devices that are planted in the inferior vena cava, which is the largest vein in the body. IVC filters can be instrumental in preventing embolisms from blocking the pulmonary artery. Unfortunately, however, there are a number of risks associated with the use of such devices. In fact, 27 deaths and approximately 300 ailments are attributed to the use of one type of IVC filter, known as the Recovery filter, according to an NBC News report.

Takata airbag recall extended following recent death

Auto makers include features in their vehicles that are aimed at safeguarding drivers and passengers in Tennessee, and elsewhere. However, when there are defects in these features, they may actually put vehicle occupants at risk. That has been the case with a number of Takata airbags that are used in a number of automobile makes and models.

How to Navigate a Roundabout Like a Nashvillian

Put the hot chicken down! In all seriousness, roundabouts can be a little confusing if you're not used to driving in them. As traffic gets more and more congested around Nashville, roundabouts are becoming a less expensive option to regulate traffic, as well as use less energy.

Summer toy reminder: not all new children’s products are safe

Summer is nearly here, and like other Nashville residents, you may be anxious to enjoy some warm-weather fun with your family. There are plenty of outdoor toys, games and equipment that can make your summer memorable, but some may cause harm to you or your children. At Bart Durham Injury Law, we realize how a defect in the design of certain products can cause lasting physical harm.

Seatback failures put rear seat passengers at risk

Unfortunately, auto accidents are all too common in Tennessee, and elsewhere. According to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, there were more than 197,000 motor vehicle collisions across the state in 2015 alone. Many such crashes result in serious injuries or death for those involved, despite regulations aimed at ensuring vehicle safety. One recent news report suggests that some of these injuries and deaths may be the result of seatback failures.

7 Tips Truckers Want You to Know About Sharing the Road

We've all got to share the road! Big trucks and tractor trailers need lots of space, and it's best we all learn how to drive safely around them. After all, they play a huge part in moving our economy forward by getting the products we love to the isles of our favorite stores.

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