Tennessee premises liability laws

All property owners owe a certain degree of care to ensure that their premises are safe for visitors. How much care need be taken, however, depends in large part on the status of the visitor. If, for instance, a person is invited onto a retail store’s premises for business purposes, that company will need to […]

Traffic Accident

Being involved in a car accident can be a frightening and traumatic experience, especially for those who sustain serious injuries. It’s still important, however, for motorists who find themselves in this position to take certain steps, including seeking medical attention, obtaining the contact information of the other parties involved, and retaining an attorney. To learn […]

Personal injury law

We are all required to use a certain degree of care when dealing with other people in our day-to-day lives. While many of us take great care to ensure that we don’t endanger others, many are not so conscientious. The worst-case scenario in these situations is that an innocent bystander is injured as a result […]

BIG PHARMA: PROFITS OVER HEALTH & SAFETY Part II- The American Insulin Crisis Multiple stories by The Washington Post and other media outlets have reported on the high cost of insulin being a life-saving medication whose price is skyrocketing, which is causing some desperate diabetics to start rationing and risking their lives due to unaffordability […]

Part I- The American Opioid Epidemic Recently the pharmaceutical industries have been on the forefront of investigations launched by not only federal agencies, but by the national media. The Washington Post recently spotlighted, in a 3-installment investigative series, the opioid epidemic and the DEA data that they prevailed upon the courts to release.  The data […]

What Is The Civil Justice Act? The Civil Justice Act was passed in 2011 by Tennessee lawmakers after special interest groups and their powerful and well-connected lobbyists pushed for an act that they simply labeled as a “cap on damages.”  While a “cap on damages” sounds like something to protect one from harm, make no […]

A bill currently under consideration by Congress would require the Social Security Administration to send annual statements via regular mail even though the information is currently available online. Studies have found that not enough people are accessing their online statements, which leaves many workers uninformed about their retirement and disability benefits. Several years ago, the […]

-UPDATE- GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE TO INVESTIGATE THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION’S USE OF CONSULTANT DOCTORS As we previously reported earlier this year in a blog post, a Tennessean newspaper investigative report found that some doctors in Tennessee were denying a high rate of applicants while reaping large sums in fees. The article also illustrated that the […]

You’ve spent your whole life working, and suddenly you can’t due to illness or injury. You are in pain, your income stream has stopped, yet your medical bills are piling up and you still have a family to support. This is when Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are supposed to kick in, providing a […]

If you are like an estimated 69% of your fellow Americans, you use at least one social media site. After all, no matter what is going on in your real, day-to-day life, it’s alluring to be able to shape and curate the story that your friends, family, and the public will see. Your Facebook, Instagram, […]

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