June 2016 Archives

Nursing home neglect -- one of many forms of elderly abuse

Just like children, the elderly are vulnerable to abuse. Nursing home neglect is but one form of elderly abuse, according to the executive director of the Council on Aging in Middle Tennessee. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 brought attention to the plight and vulnerability of elderly people in today's society.

Medical malpractice suit: Breast implants keep moving

A cancer patient who had a double mastectomy suffered through four implant surgeries over the course of 12 months. She and her husband have now decided to file a medical malpractice suit against the surgeon. The woman, like many others in Tennessee, has had to face so much related to the cancer that it seems unfair that she also has to deal with what she and her husband claim was poor medical care.

The horror of car accidents evident once again in Tennessee

A recent accident at a festival in Tennessee turned excitement into horror for many. Car accidents such as this one makes one ponder the absurdity of life. The accident happened at a popular Tennessee festival on a recent Saturday afternoon.

1 dead in crash, family may seek wrongful death claim

A recent car accident took the life of one Tennessee individual. As the Knoxville Police Department said it was a DUI crash, the victim's loved ones may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the other driver. The accident happened on an early Saturday morning in May in West Knoxville.

Things to consider before filing a medical malpractice suit

An individual's good health is almost always underappreciated until it begins to fail or a serious injury is suffered. When this occurs, Tennessee individuals hand over their health -- and sometimes their lives -- to their doctors. Often, the amount of trust placed in doctors is well-founded, and they perform their responsibilities with great aplomb. However, when medical professionals fail to perform their responsibilities properly and this irresponsibility leads to an injury, worsening of a condition or death, it may be appropriate to file a medical malpractice suit against the responsible party or parties.