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Mar 3, 2016

Buckle Up! Lack of Seatbelt Use Responsible for Half of All Fatal Car Accidents in Tennessee

By |Mar 3, 2016|Auto Accidents, News, Safety|0 Comments

The Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office recently released a report that about 50% of traffic fatalities resulted from lack of seatbelt use. Authorities are changing the game this year in an effort to increase statewide use of safety restraints. Those changes include stiffer penalties and ad campaigns to increase public education about this important issue. [...]

Feb 17, 2016

How Our Best Thinkers Are Preparing the Healthcare System for the Future

By |Feb 17, 2016|Medical Negligence, News, Safety|0 Comments

Last November, we began a six-part series on how researchers are bridging the tech gap by integrating new technologies to make our lives better and safer. In the not too distant future, our healthcare system will be challenged to accommodate the growing needs of an aging population. With new tech comes new hope. According to [...]

Jan 26, 2016

Memphis Man Injured by Exploding E-Cigarette

By |Jan 26, 2016|Defective Products, News, Personal Injury, Safety|0 Comments

Cordero Caples underwent surgery at a hospital in Colorado to start repairing the injuries he suffered after an e-cigarette exploded in his mouth. Caples, a college student and Memphis native, was severely injured by the exploding device. He suffered fractured vertebrae, facial fractures and broken teeth. The nature of the injuries to his vertebrae has [...]

Jan 19, 2016

National Cover-Up Threatens Thousands across the Country

By |Jan 19, 2016|Defective Products, News, Safety|0 Comments

A recent lawsuit filed against a dozen manufacturers, suppliers and distributors alleges that faulty fire sprinkler systems were installed in tens of thousands of buildings around the country. The sprinkler systems, known as hybrids, make use of both metal and CPVC pipes. The metal pipes and common construction materials used during installation react with CPVC, [...]

Jan 6, 2016

Being Too Polite Can Kill You

By |Jan 6, 2016|Auto Accidents, Safety|0 Comments

It’s a courteous gesture to wave on a pedestrian or another driver while on the road. The wave is rooted in good intentions and graceful manners, and can have catastrophic results. The trouble is, as always, in the unexpected. If you wave a pedestrian across the street, and he or she crosses without checking the [...]

Dec 17, 2015

Still No Reason Revealed as to Why That Southwest Plane Skidded off the Runway in Nashville

By |Dec 17, 2015|News, Personal Injury, Safety|0 Comments

You can’t turn on the news here in Nashville (or probably anywhere in Tennessee) without hearing about the Southwest plane that skidded off the runway at Nashville International Airport. We are so, so thankful that only nine people were injured, and that those injuries were all minor. The results could have been much worse, so [...]