2014 Motorcycle Injury Statistics

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Here are the 2014 statistics on motorcycle injuries and accidents. It takes a year or more to aggregate statistics explaining why 2014 was just published. Our law firm is now litigating a major motorcycle injury and we have done several in the past. We are seeking to promote ourselves more to help those injured in motorcycle wrecks. Often, motor vehicle accidents involving motorcycles are not to be analyzed through the prism of a normal car accident. The rules of the road may be different for … [Read more...]

Did your Doctor Have Permission ? Were You Properly Informed?

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As a patient in Tennessee receiving medical care, you are entitled to be properly informed and/or warned about scope and/or risks of treatment.  This is referred to as "informed consent" within the legal and medical community.  The matter of Shadrick v. Coker, 963 S.W.2d 726 involved an issue of whether a physician properly informed the patient of the scope of a surgical procedure and if patient provided informed consent.  The issue for the Tennessee Supreme Court was whether the plaintiffs, … [Read more...]

Can you have sex with your psychotherapist and what is the statute of limitation for malpractice ?

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In matters of psychotherapy, a patient is in a fragile and vulnerable state where their decisions and acts may lack proper competency and a psychotherapist is in a position of power and/or authority to some extent. The issue for determination in Roe v. Jefferson, 875 S.W.2d 653 was whether the plaintiff Jane Roe's action was barred by the statute of limitations for medical malpractice actions,Tenn.Code Ann. § 29–26–116, under the facts of her case.  During the summer of 1984, Roe was advised by … [Read more...]

Discovery Rule as Applied to Medical Malpractice in Tennessee

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This cause of action involved a patient who brought medical malpractice action against podiatrist who had performed foot surgery, alleging that he had improperly operated on both feet despite only receiving consent to treat right foot, and had negligently performed operation.  Here the Court had to determine whether the common law “continuing medical treatment doctrine” remained viable in Tennessee which operates to toll the statute of limitations in medical malpractice cases until the … [Read more...]

Statute of Limitations on Products Liability in Tennessee

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In the matter of, Spence v. Miles Laboratories, Inc., 810 F. Supp. 952 (E.D. Tenn. 1992), a hemophiliac, who allegedly contracted acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) from blood clotting factor concentrate, and his wife sued manufacturer of clotting factor. This Court had previously denied a motion by defendant Miles Laboratories, Inc. (“Miles”) for summary judgment. The case came before the Court on Miles' motion to reconsider. Wynne Spence was born with hemophilia, an inherited … [Read more...]

Have you been injured by a defective airbag spraying metal shrapnel?

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Takata ('TK Holdings') recently announced a massive recall of defective airbags on almost five million additional vehicles in use in the United States, bringing the total number of affected vehicles to nearly 14 million." Responding to these recalls, whether old or new, is essential to personal safety and it will help aid our ongoing investigation into Takata airbags and what appears to be a problem related to extended exposure to consistently high humidity and temperatures. However, we’re … [Read more...]

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Macon ouster Gammons campaign disclosures … [Read more...]

Sheriff Gammons Ouster File Stamped Lawsuit Complaint

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Macon County Ouster Filed Stamped Complaint … [Read more...]

Can you trust nice little old lady in fender bender?

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I received a phone call from a friend of mine who informed me he was in a fender bender with no remarkable property damage other than superficial scratches.  He informed me that he did not call the police for a police report and gave her cash to cover the scratches.  He remarked that he trusted the lady and gave her his information such as license tag and number.  This reminded me of the Andy Griffith Show episode where Barney bought a car from the proverbial nice little old lady that appeared … [Read more...]

Can a child file a lawsuit?

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Minors in Tennessee can be a party to a cause of action for a variety of torts.  However, “Minors cannot act for themselves in contracting with counsel and otherwise making provisions to institute [a lawsuit]. They must depend on someone to act for them.” Busby v. Massey, 686 S.W.2d 60, 62 (Tenn. 1984).  Because minors cannot sue in their own names but must sue by another, id., an infant may sue by next friend if the infant “does not have a duly appointed representative, or if justice requires.” … [Read more...]

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