Dangerous drugs: Teva recalls vials of tainted Adrucil

By | Product Liability

Tennessee residents are exposed to a multitude of potential hazards posed by dangerous or defective products on a daily basis. It could be tainted food, dangerous chemicals in household cleaners or defective equipment, among others. However, consumers are exceptionally vulnerable when they are treated with defective medical products or dangerous drugs that could lead to severe — and even life-threatening — conditions and unanticipated medical expenses. The branch of Teva that manufactures intravenous and intramuscular injections recently announced the voluntary recall of Adrucil. The company reported that it identified eight lots of Adrucil containing particulate matter. The foreign matter was…

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Action planned to prevent wrong-way car accidents in Tennessee

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Accidents on Tennessee highways involving wrong-way drivers have become a concern to the Tennessee Department of Transportation. It has been determined that most of these car accidents happen at cloverleaf interchanges because of the proximity of the exit and entrance ramps. While plans are being devised to safeguard these interchanges, it was reported that the cloverleaf format is no longer being used when junctions are designed. Two wrong-way car accidents occurred this month, resulting in three injured motorists and one fatality, respectively. Another devastating accident was prevented when an officer reportedly stopped a driver as he or she was entering…

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Motor vehicle accident kills Tennessee woman

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

A fatal car accident is devastating — both for the victim and for grieving family members left behind to mourn their loss. A motor vehicle accident is often caused by negligence, such as wrong-way driving or someone driving too fast for prevailing weather conditions. In one recent tragedy, a Tennessee woman was killed after being involved in a three-vehicle accident. The accident happened on a recent afternoon on a highway in Wilson County. Authorities responded to the scene of the crash. Upon a preliminary investigation, police say that an SUV ended up hydroplaning, causing the driver to veer into another lane…

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Tennessee bus accidents: Driver injured in crash

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Parents expect their children to arrive safety to their destinations when they board them on a school bus. The last thing parents want to learn is that their child’s school bus was involved in an accident, but bus accidents do happen. Recently, a Tennessee school bus was involved in a head-on collision. The accident happened in Loudon County. According to police, the driver of an SUV crossed over into oncoming traffic and collided with the bus head-on. A student who was on board the bus stated that the bus driver had to determine whether to go to left or right….

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What defects cause some airbags to be unsafe products?

By | Product Liability

There seems to be much confusion in Tennessee and other states about the reasons why the airbags installed in millions of cars are defective and why the recalls cover only some areas. Why are the airbags regarded as unsafe products in areas with high humidity, and are they safe in other areas? Understanding the cause of the airbags exploding may provide some clarity. While in excess of 12 million cars and trucks have been recalled worldwide, it is estimated that there could be about 25 million vehicles with defective airbags on the nation’s roads. In order to replace the airbags in…

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DUI study: Motor vehicle accident deaths involving children

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Every year, a large number of people lose their lives in Tennessee car accidents caused by a drunk driver. Unfortunately, some of those fatal motor vehicle accident victims are children. While new evidence shows that fewer children are dying in these kinds of accidents over the last several years, the evidence also shows one very disturbing fact: Most children killed in these kinds of crashes were killed while riding in the same vehicle as the intoxicated driver. Most people expect that child drunk driving deaths happen after a rogue drunk on the road hits a family with his or her…

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Fatal motor vehicle accident kills 3 on Tennessee parkway

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

On a recent Thursday morning, a fatal Tennessee car accident occurred along Vietnam Veterans Parkway. The motor vehicle accident resulted in the death of three people. According to officials, four different vehicles were involved in the crash. Police allege that the incident occurred at approximately 2:20 a.m. A Chevy Impala hit another vehicle from behind. After the impact, the Impala began spinning out of control. Next, another vehicle slammed into the Impala head-on. Finally, an additional vehicle sideswiped the Impala. Three people died in the accident. Police did not find any alcohol at the scene of the incident but did…

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1 dead in Tennessee wrong way motor vehicle accident

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

The victim of a fatal crash in Tennessee has recently been identified. The victim was killed in a head-on motor vehicle accident that occurred on a recent Wednesday. At this time, police continue to investigate the incident to determine exactly what happened. A westbound vehicle operated by a 50-year-old woman collided with a large delivery van. The delivery van, which was operated by a 70-year-old man, was traveling the wrong way — driving in an easterly direction in the westbound lanes. The woman was tragically killed as a result of the collision. The wrong way driver was transported to a…

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Numerous Tennessee students involved in icy car accidents

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Icy conditions recently resulted in numerous car accidents throughout West Tennessee. The slippery roads, which cause cars to slide right off the roadways and lead to car accidents, inspired a lot of parents to wonder why so many schools remained open on Jan. 9. At least one injury was reported regarding a 14-year-old who was struck by a car whose driver lost control of the vehicle. The 14-year-old victim was on the way to school at the time of the incident, which occurred at approximately 7 a.m. The 16-year-old driver who struck the student was probably also on her way…

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2 charged after fleeing fatal Memphis motor vehicle accident

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

There are numerous reasons why cars may need to pull off the roadway and onto the shoulder. Unfortunately, doing this can sometimes be risky, particularly if there is other traffic moving through the area. A 69-year-old man was recently killed in a motor vehicle accident after stopping his car on the side of Interstate 55. The car that caused the accident fled from Memphis over the state line before it was stopped by police. The two individuals in the car have been arrested following the tragedy. The incident occurred during the early hours of a Saturday morning in late December….

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Tennessee motor vehicle accident: Man dies, teen sent to hospital

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

A two-car motor vehicle accident recently claimed the life of a 50-year-old man and sent an 18-year-old woman to the hospital with non-fatal injuries. Emergency responders took the man to the hospital as well. However, his injuries were too severe to save him. The motor vehicle accident occurred on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at approximately 2 p.m. After completing their preliminary evaluation of the accident, Tennessee authorities believe that it was caused by the deceased man’s failure to maintain his lane. He reportedly drove across the centerline into oncoming traffic and then collided with the car being driven by the young…

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Tennessee motor vehicle accident injures 9-year-old pedestrian

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

While car accidents happen every single day in the state of Tennessee, the sad truth is that many of them could and should have been prevented. Whether the motor vehicle accident was caused by a drunk or distracted driver, or someone who was not following traffic laws, it is deeply saddening to think that the death and injury caused by that event never should have occurred. When someone is injured or killed due to the fault of another driver, justice is available to the victims and their families. On Sunday, Nov. 3, a 9-year-old child was struck and injured by…

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Tennessee motor vehicle accident injures 4, kills 1

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

One person has died and four suffered person injury in a car accident. The Tennesseemotor vehicle accident occurred on Highway 70, on Friday, Oct. 4, at approximately 7:45. A woman who lives nearby the accident site claims of hearing a loud boom at the time the incident took place. The motor vehicle accident involved two cars that had a head-on collision. The driver who died was a senior citizen. An elderly woman was also riding inside the car with the man. The other vehicle in the crash had a woman, a man and a child riding inside it. Everyone inside…

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Potentially defective medical products causing women extreme pain

By | Product Liability

Numerous women across the nation have spoken out against the permanent contraception apparatus, which they blame for causing extreme pelvic pain. The women claim that the contraceptive device, Essure, is one of many defective medical products, which are harming unsuspecting consumers, including Tennessee residents. One victim of this product says that injuries caused by the device resulted in her needing full hysterectomy. The woman who required the hysterectomy said she spent the majority of her time doubled over with unbearable abdominal pain. Doctors spent 10 months deliberating over what could be the root of her suffering. The woman reported dizziness…

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