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November 2018 Archives

Defective medical device: FDA vows to change methods of approval

There are a multitude of individuals in Tennessee and elsewhere who have medical devices implanted in their bodies to assist with everyday treatment and care. Many consider the testing procedures that govern these products to be lacking, especially since a defective medical device can pose a significant threat to a person's health. However, recent reports indicate that The Food and Drug Administration plans to revise the procedures involved with approving medical devices.

Car accidents: Early morning crash injures 2 in Tennessee

With a substantial reduction in visibility, operating a vehicle at night comes with its inherent risks. However, sometimes it may also be necessary to travel during similar time periods, and those who must travel at night may choose to reduce the chances of being involved in dangerous car accidents by exercising caution and remaining alert at all times. Unfortunately, this might not always be enough. A recent early morning accident in Tennessee has left two individuals with injuries.

By the time you use a medical device, it should be safe

Perhaps you've taken prescription medication after visiting your doctor because of an adverse health condition. Doctors prescribe drugs to treat a host of ailments, injuries or even chronic diseases. If you have had surgery or were suffering from a particular ill-health incident, your doctor may have convinced you to use a medical device of one type or other in the hope of improving your condition.

Demanding schedules increase the risk of trucking accidents

It is no secret that commercial vehicle accidents can have cataclysmic results. While common accident causes such as distraction and impairment may play a role in many trucking accidents, recent studies suggest there is a more prevalent concern. With many truck drivers in Tennessee and elsewhere feeling rushed to complete objectives, a demanding schedule could lead to a variety of poor driving decisions or behaviors.

Head-on car accident injures 6, kills 1 in Tennessee

Even the most cautious of drivers may find it challenging to react to the results of another party's negligence. For instance, when a vehicle veers off course and enters the opposite lane, oncoming drivers may be left with little time to respond to the situation. A recent head-on car accident in Tennessee has left multiple individuals with injuries and claimed the life of a 49-year-old woman.

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