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3 reasons not to sign a blanket medical authorization

Car accidents are a leading cause of both serious injury and death in the U.S. In fact, roughly 38,000 Americans die and another 4.4 million suffer bodily harm in car crashes every single year. Even though car accidents are common, you may never have been through one. Following an accident, an insurer may try to […]

The outer limits of medical malpractice: “Never Events”

Tennessee residents may have varied expectations concerning processes and outcomes when they seek medical attention, but they uniformly share one common belief. That is this: The health care professionals they rely upon for guidance and treatment will act competently and be guided by the bedrock medical principle of “do no harm.” That is certainly a […]

How silence around a “near-miss” can lead to cases of malpractice

When a medical malpractice case makes the news, it’s because something has usually gone horribly wrong. However, cases involving a “near-miss” rarely attract any attention. In fact, most patients are never aware of how close they came to disaster. Doctors don’t like to admit that they made a mistake, but this reluctance can come at […]

The deadly effects of road gators

It’s summer in Tennessee. That means that things get heated up on the roadways suck as I-81. It also means that road gators could be lurking about, ready to strike. What is a road gator? While it’s true that we do have alligators in Tennessee, a road gator is not an actual animal. It is […]

Know the signs of workplace asbestos exposure

Exposure to asbestos, which most commonly occurs in the workplace, can lead to serious health problems even decades later. Prior to the 1970s, floor tiles, cement, installation and other building materials typically included this material. If you or a loved one had past asbestos exposure, learn more about asbestosis, a chronic lung disease. Symptoms of […]

Top causes of medical malpractice lawsuits

When you get to a medical clinic, you naturally assume that the person who will attend to you has your best interests at heart. To this end, you expect nothing but the best treatment. Unfortunately, this is no longer a guarantee. Medical malpractice cases are unfortunately common. While little may alleviate the pain, damage and […]

Be aware of these types of surgical errors

The medical industry holds some of the most trusted professionals in the nation. People place their lives in the hands of physicians, nurses and surgeons on a daily basis when taken into the operating room to have procedures performed. What people may not realize is that medical professionals are human and make mistakes that may […]

4 tips for safe driving around commercial vehicles

You will constantly be around commercial vehicles on Tennessee roadways. As part of being a safe driver, it is essential to understand how to drive around these large vehicles. They are not simply just bigger than your vehicle. There are many different aspects of a commercial vehicle that make them perform differently from yours. In […]

Birth control pills recalled due to mistakes in packaging

If you’re a woman on birth control, it might be wise to take a look at your latest prescription and make sure that it hasn’t been recalled. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a national recall on March 4, 2019, of birth control tablets produced by Apotex. Apotex voluntarily recalled four lots of […]

Why are medical product recalls constantly increasing?

When your health care provider treats you with a drug or medical device, you expect it to be safe. Unfortunately, there are many dangerous medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs. In fact, the number of recalls for medical products is steadily increasing. In 2013, the number of recalls was 2,303, compared to 3,202 in 2017. Half-a-million […]

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