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Recovery for Injuries When Partly at Fault

January 21, 2014

When a person is suing to recover for damages, there are times that the party bringing the lawsuit was also at fault. Because of this, it is important to understand that Tennessee uses the modified comparative fault rule. It is also important to understand what this means for recovery for injuries when the party suing [...]

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Hospital Liability for Medication Errors

January 18, 2014

Hospitals can be liable for medication errors that occur when a patient is hospitalized. This can happen in several ways, and it is important to know when a hospital is liable for medication errors. However, it is important to know that just because there was a medication error does not mean that the hospital is [...]

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Medical Malpractice Claims for Omissions

January 17, 2014

A doctor can sometimes be sued for medical malpractice because of omissions. Doctors have a duty to inform their patients about risks, side effects, and other important information when providing treatment. However, it is important to know that not everything a doctor omits is grounds for a medical malpractice claim. In medical malpractice claims for [...]

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Liability for Birth Defects

January 16, 2014

There are certain times where parents may be able to recover damages for birth defects. Sometimes parents can bring a lawsuit against the doctor. Other times, parents may be able to bring a lawsuit against a drug manufacturer. In some circumstances, parents can bring a lawsuit against a doctor to recover for birth defects. This [...]

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Who is Liable for Slip and Fall Accidents on Public Sidewalks?

January 15, 2014

A person who slips and falls on a public sidewalk may wish to recover for the injuries he receives. However, before the person can recover, someone needs to have been negligent. It is also important to know who a person can bring a lawsuit against to recover damages. In slip and fall cases, the person [...]

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What Happens if I Slip and Fall on Government Property?

January 14, 2014

If you slip and fall on government property, you may be able to recover from the government for your damages. However, it is important to know that the government entity that you are trying to recover against needs to have been negligent. Also, it is important to know what you need to do to bring [...]

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Manufacturer Liability for Defective Products

January 10, 2014

When someone is injured by a defective product, the manufacturer may be liable for the injuries. However, it is important to know when the manufacturer is liable. And, the person needs to know who, under the manufacturing of the product, can be held liable. The person who wishes to file a lawsuit for a product [...]

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Who can be Sued in a Defective Product Liability Claim?

January 8, 2014

When a person is injured by a defective product, he may wish to file a lawsuit to recover for his injuries. It is important that the person know who he can sue for his injuries. The injured person could file a lawsuit against the manufacturer. This includes the manufacturer of a defective piece, if applicable, [...]

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Are Landlords Liable for Injuries Caused by a Tenant’s Dog?

January 8, 2014

Just because a dog living in an apartment building bites a person does not mean the landlord is liable for injuries caused by the tenant’s dog. The landlord will only be responsible in certain situations. In Tennessee, a landlord may only be liable if he knew the dog was potentially dangerous to others. In other [...]

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Can you Recover Damages for Dog Bites?

January 7, 2014

When someone is bitten by a dog, it is possible that the person is entitled to recover damages. There are several types of damages that the victim of a dog bite may be entitled to. If you were bitten by a dog, it is important to understand the types of damages that you could potentially [...]

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