September 2016 Archives

Wrongful death claim a possibility after pedestrian is killed

One would consider park-like areas, such as the Shelby Farms Greenline, as safe places to walk or cycle. This is, however, not always true, as illustrated by the death of a 69-year-old Tennessee man during the third week of September. Authorities hope to find video footage of the accident, as it does not appear there were any witnesses. It remains to be seen if the information that is gathered will form the basis for criminal charges and/or a civil wrongful death claim.

Nursing home neglect: a case of the wrong medicine

The well-being of patients placed in an elder care facility is often completely at the hands of the staff of the care facility at which the patients reside. Tennessee dementia sufferers definitely falls within this category. One such case of alleged nursing home neglect involves an elderly retired teacher whose family is now suing the alleged negligent facility.

Hiding superbugs allows for possible medical malpractice claims

One cannot help but wonder if Alexander Fleming ever thought that bacteria will develop a resistance against antibiotics when he discovered penicillin in 1928. It did not take long for bacteria to do just that – in the 1940s, the first reports of resistance to penicillin appeared. It is estimated that what are now called superbugs kills thousands of people, leading to a fair number of medical malpractice claims.

Labor Day weekend: Tennessee ready for rise in car accidents

Tennessee traffic authorities made sure that they are prepared for the 2016 Labor Day weekend. According to a spokesperson for the state, state troopers will be ready to ensure safe roads over the last holiday weekend for this summer. They do not want a repeat of the 2015 weekend during which 14 car accidents led to 14 deaths.