Distracted Drivers Make Roads Increasingly Unsafe

Distracted Drivers Make Roads Increasingly Unsafe   Smartphone use while driving an unprecedented risk to drivers everywhere The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released data stating 35,092 people died in auto accidents in 2015, a 7.2 percent increase from 2014. Additionally, the NHTSA found that traffic fatalities were 10.4% higher during the first…

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Accident Deaths on the Rise Across the U.S.

Accident Deaths on the Rise Across the U.S.   The number of car crash fatalities continues to increase. The National Safety Council (NSC) has released sobering statistics regarding the increase of traffic fatalities in the U.S. The NSC estimates that 38,300 people were killed and 4.4 million injured in the U.S. in 2015 alone. This…

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Cardiac Stents & Medical Malpractice

Cardiac Stents and Medical Malpractice   Cardiac stents have been increasingly overused, exposing doctors to medical malpractice claims. Cardiac stents are most often used to restore blood flow to people who have suffered a heart attack. The tube-shaped stent is inserted into the coronary arteries to open them up. However, there have been an increasing…

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What is Medical Malpractice in Tennessee?

What is Medical Malpractice? Learn all about the legal elements of medical malpractice and the most common cases that arise. Do no harm. You hope your healthcare professionals adhere to these words in their practice. What happens, however, when harm is done? What do you do when you are hurt under the care of a…

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Tax Consideration of Dividing Property in Divorce

Tax Considerations of Dividing Property in Divorce   Be aware of important tax implications of asset division incident to marital dissolution Property acquired during the marriage is generally considered marital property. Tennessee is an equitable distribution, or common law, state where the court will determine what is a fair and equitable division of the assets….

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What Happens in a Medical Malpractice Case?

What Happens in a Medical Malpractice Case?   Skilled Murfreesboro medical malpractice attorneys answer your most common questions You hear the phrase “medical malpractice” often, but many people have no idea what a medical malpractice case entails. If you have gone for medical treatment and have been injured or suffered further health consequences because of…

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Common Types of Medical Malpractice

Common Types of Medical Malpractice Anytime that you visit the doctor or a hospital, you expect that your safety and health will be the underlying priority for the physician and other healthcare professionals working with you. Unfortunately, there are many different reasons why medical malpractice occurs. When medical malpractice happens, a patient may be entitled…

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Medical Malpractice Claims Common in Elective Surgery

Medical Malpractice Claims Commonplace for Elective Surgeries Most individuals know that when a physician such as a surgeon makes a mistake that could have been avoided, that physician may be held responsible in a medical malpractice claim. What happens, however, if the surgery was elective to begin with? Elective surgery is any operation that is…

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What is Dental Medical Malpractice?

What is Dental Medical Malpractice? All medical professionals have a duty and obligation to use their training and education to make the patient safety be of the utmost priority. Unfortunately, many victims in a dental situation may not realize that they may have rights to pursue an injury claim if they are hurt. One of…

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Laser Injury Lawsuits Common Against Non-Physicians

Laser Injury Lawsuits Common Against Non-Physicians Most people are aware of the fact that if a physician or other medical professional is negligent in his or her care of a patient, that medical professional may be held liable in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Further questions arise, however, for victims who may have been injured in…

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