7 Tips to Stay Organized During a Lawsuit

By | Personal Injury

While many personal injury claims resolve before trial, there are some cases that do make it to trial. The process can be lengthy and take a toll on everyone. To make the lawsuit process easier, it’s important to follow these organization tips. Keep Your Life Organized During a lawsuit, it can seem like everything is going haywire. However, if you can spend some time alone to get things in order, the litigation process will go much smoother. Block out some alone time. Don’t allow for distractions. Fully understand the process you are about to go through and get things in…

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Jury awards patient $250,000 in medical malpractice lawsuit

By | Medical Malpractice

People who have to go in for surgery should be able to expect that they will be treated well and will receive a certain standard of care. This includes prompt attention, accurate medical treatment and an appropriate level of care following any procedure. When these standards are not met, a mistake can be made and patients are the ones to suffer the consequences. Under these circumstances, it may be appropriate for Connecticut residents to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against a negligent doctor or hospital. One man recently did this after delays in his medical care resulted in further pain…

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Allegations against facility include greed and inadequate care

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

The family of an 82-year-old woman whose bedsores contributed to her death is suing the assisted-living home in which she lived. The family has charged the company that owns and operates numerous facilities with elderly abuse and wrongful death. People in Tennessee and others throughout the U.S. should be aware of the reality of nursing home neglect so that they may advocate for loved ones living in the facilities. The woman, who developed Alzheimer’s disease in her last years, was a former teacher as well as a wife and mother. Because of the Alzheimer’s, her family moved her to an…

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Nursing home sued after maggots discovered in ear of resident

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

The family members of one woman who lived in a nursing home were utterly disgusted when they learned that the woman had to have 57 maggots removed from her left ear. What level of care was the 92-year-old woman receiving (or not receiving) if this situation was allowed to not only happen, but to persist for days? Looking for answers to this question and others, the family has recently filed a lawsuit against the facility for nursing home neglect. This type of neglect is one of the worst fears that families in Tennessee have when they decide to move an…

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Car accident at county lines: What a difference a minute can make

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

People all across Tennessee may have been following the story of a young man who was killed in a car accident on the Davidson-Robertson County line. The victim was fatally injured when he was involved in a two-car accident which caused his car to rollover. The man was stuck inside the vehicle, trapped by his seatbelt while he waited for emergency responders to come. However, it took the ambulance more than 15 minutes to arrive at the scene, and within 12 hours, the young man died from his injuries. The accident itself was devastating enough for his parents and family….

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Sleepy driver convicted in major accident

By | Truck Accidents

Drivers who take the wheel of large commercial vehicles arguably have an even a greater responsibly to ensure they are in the proper physical condition to operate these powerful vehicles. Some Tennessee residents have likely seen a truck accident that stemmed from the fact that the driver is either exhausted or not experienced enough to handle a vehicle of that size. Last year, the driver of vehicle similar in size to a commercial tractor-trailer made some extremely dangerous decisions when he got behind the wheel of a bus. The tired driver lost control of his enormous vehicle, and it resulted…

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After 21 year battle, nursing home residents awarded $11 million

By | Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

One of the most difficult decisions that Tennessee families may have to make is whether, and when, they need to consider placing an older loved one in a nursing home. Families worry about their health and happiness, and many ultimately decide that the environment and medical care that is promised at many nursing homes may be the best solution for an elderly or sick family member. These people are among the most vulnerable patients and we want to be assured that they will be cared for in a dignified and responsible manner. Too often, however, nursing homes take advantage of…

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Tennessee man injured in truck accident files lawsuit

By | Truck Accidents

Trucking accidents differ from traditional motor vehicle accidents in a number of ways, including the way in which they are investigated. Trucks and drivers must be in compliance with a number of industry-specific federal regulations. In the event of a truck accident, there are log books that should be scrutinized, maintenance records to investigate and even a truck’s black box to secure in order to unravel the many factors that may have contributed to a crash. Keeping a driver and a truck’s owner accountable for negligence and reckless driving is crucial in keeping other motorists safe. Earlier this year, a…

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Hospital, doctors under fire for medication death

By | Medical Malpractice

When loved ones are in the hospital, friends and family members expect doctors to be responsible and safe when administering medication. However, patients and caretakers in Tennessee should know their lives could be at risk when doctors do not prescribe the correct types or levels of drugs to help treat injuries or conditions. Though they cannot undo the devastating damage, medical malpracticelawsuits can be a helpful tool when seeking justice if facilities or doctors become careless when making important decisions for an individual’s health. Recently, a similar lawsuit was filed against the Hampton VA Medical Center by the sister of…

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