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August 2013 Archives

Multiple injuries in Tennessee crash

Seven people were hospitalized after a three-vehicle crash at Brick Church Pike and Ewing Drive in Nashville on Aug. 22 caused by an alleged drug suspect fleeing a drug bust. The officers allegedly seized 20 kilograms of cocaine from a storage facility located near Brick Church Pike Road. Authorities estimate the cocaine's worth at $700,000.

Chain reaction car accident in Tennessee set off by road rage

Tennessee commuters found themselves in a seven-car pileup after two drivers stopped their cars in a travel lane of Interstate 24 to fling road rage venom at each other. The aftermath of the car accident shut down the traffic corridor throughout the morning rush hour. Police charged the two men with a variety of offenses that they said caused the chain reaction accident.

Widow sues after fatal food poisoning

The widow of a man who died from listeriosis has filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart, which sold them the cantaloupe that carried the disease-causing bacteria. The woman is also suing the companies that distributed the melon and were responsible for auditing the safety of the farm where it was grown. After the farm filed bankruptcy, the widow claimed that all of the victims were not properly compensated. One other man died from the contaminated melon and six more became sick.

Victims of meningitis outbreak allowed to file lawsuits

People in Tennessee who were victims of a deadly outbreak of meningitis won the right to file product liability lawsuits against health care facilities and doctors after a U.S. bankruptcy judge declared New England Compounding Center insolvent. Approximately 65 healthcare facilities and doctors were customers of NECC. NECC made and shipped steroid that was reportedly tainted with fungus that caused a meningitis outbreak that injured or killed over 700 people across the nation.

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