5 Frequent Causes for Medical Device Failure

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Medical devices don’t fail every day, but when they do it can be an incredibly dangerous and possibly tragic situation.  If you are in need of receiving a medical device, doing appropriate research and asking doctors very specific questions is highly recommended. According to Qmed (Qualified Suppliers to the Medical Device Industry), the top 5 reasons why a medical device may fail are: Contamination. Foreign objects and certain chemicals can enter into a sealed medical device and create major complications if not caught and corrected. Poor product design and manufacturing. Problems... Read More | Share it now!

Tennessee Lawmakers Cracking Down on Uninsured Drivers After Memphis Man Dies

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In an effort to combat the number of deadly incidents involving uninsured drivers in Tennessee, State Representative William Lamberth and Senator Bill Ketron have introduced two bills that would increase the misdemeanor fine from $100 to $300 for those who violate the state’s proof of insurance law. Drivers who fail to have proof of insurance will also be required to pay reinstatement fees once they’ve gotten their insurance. In addition to the increase in fines and having to pay for reinstatement, the bills would also set up a system that tracks and checks vehicles at random to make... Read More | Share it now!

The Most Common Forms of Nursing Home Abuse

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Abuse of any kind is truly horrific and devastating to the victim and their families.  Abuse of the elderly in nursing homes is particularly appalling and occurs more than one may like to think.  According to the National Center for Elder Abuse, studies have shown that “only 1 in 14 cases of elder abuse ever comes to the attention of authorities.” Here are some of the most common types of abuse occurring in nursing homes throughout the country: Physical Abuse – This kind of mistreatment is most common and is often the easiest to detect.  Physical maltreatment occurs when there is... Read More | Share it now!

“Should I Wait to Send that Text?” The Dangers of Cell Phones and Driving

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Whether you are cruising down the highway or winding back roads, or going from state-to-state, keeping 100% of your attention on the road is vital.  In the hustle and bustle of today’s society, it is no wonder that people are often tempted to use their cell phones when sitting behind the wheel of a car, but that’s no excuse for putting other people’s lives at risk. How many more injuries and deaths will it take for people to truly realize the danger of mixing phones and driving? Distraction.gov states that distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on American roadways.  In 2012,... Read More | Share it now!

Tips for Staying Safe While Riding your Hog

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Regardless of whether Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow or not, spring is right around the corner. As the days get longer and warmer, the weather becomes better and better for dusting off your motorcycle and going out for a ride. While riding a motorcycle can be fun, you should take the proper precautions to ensure that your ride doesn’t end in tragedy. Stay safe on your motorcycle by adhering to these basic motorcycle safety tips: Wear a helmet Wearing a helmet is required by Tennessee state law. Many states, however, do not require this. A study by the Governors Highway Safety... Read More | Share it now!

Medical Malpractice Suit Filed by Joan Rivers’ Daughter

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Choosing to begin the long, hard process of filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is not an easy one.  Joan Rivers’ daughter, Melissa, has made that tough decision in a multimillion dollar lawsuit against her mother’s doctors and the Manhattan clinic for botching what should have been a routine medical procedure. As with any family that has to make such a big step, Melissa said in a statement how unbelievably hard it was to move forward with the lawsuit. “What ultimately guided me was my unwavering belief that no family should ever have to go through what my mother, Cooper and I have... Read More | Share it now!