Tennessee Injury Lawyer Blog


New Federal Rule Allows Families to Sue Negligent Nursing Homes

Great news for families with loved ones in nursing homes or long-term care facilities. A new rule has been issued by the Department of Health and Human Services that will allow for patients in these facilities to file a lawsuit if something goes wrong. This is a drastic departure from…


A Tennessee School Bus Crash Heightens the Debate on Seatbelt Usage

The recent bus crash in Tennessee has once again renewed the debate about whether or not school buses should be fitted with seat belts. Regardless of such accidents being uncommon, the U.S. government’s top safety regulator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has spoken out saying all school busses…


Ovarian Cancer Patient Wins $70 Million Settlement After Using Talcum Powder from Johnson & Johnson

Deborah Giannecchini, 62, had been using J&Js’ baby talcum powder as feminine hygiene for 4 decades. However, in 2012 she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and claimed the baby powder was the cause. After hiring a talcum powder lawyer, a lawsuit was filed for compensatory damages due to negligence, and…


Life Insurance Companies Raise Premiums at Alarming Rates

Sudden, Sharp Increases in Premiums for Certain Types of Life Insurance Policies For those who hold life insurance policies with variable premiums, beware of sudden, sharp increases in premium rates. If you have suffered financial hardship to keep up with the premiums or if you have defaulted on the policy…


Big Victory for Nursing Home Residents. Government rejects forced arbitration at Federally Funded Nursing Homes.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has said it will block nursing homes from federal funding should they use pre-dispute binding arbitration agreements. What this means is nursing homes in Tennessee can no longer force their patients and families to sign away their rights to sue in court before…


E-Cig Lawsuits Grow Due To Risk Of Exploding Devices

Many people have started smoking electronic cigarettes because they are supposedly better for you and the environment. Although there is still controversy surrounding the issue of whether or not they are safer for you.  Now, some people have experienced serious injuries when the device has exploded while they were using…