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October 2014 Archives

Effects of a traumatic brain injury

Some people in Tennessee may suffer from a traumatic brain injury after their head sustains any kind of blow. This type of injury occurs suddenly and violently, and the symptoms of a TBI can range from mild to severe. Depending on how serious the injury is, the victim may stay conscious or lose consciousness for as long as a few minutes.

What the Ebola scare has revealed about workplace safety

Ebola has become big news in Tennessee after recent developments in Texas and Liberia. The recent cases of Ebola, a disease that is not usually encountered in America, have captured the attention of the nation and focused it upon the outdated and insufficient protections against blood-borne diseases in the health care system.

Vaginal implant manufacturer to pay $21 million in settlement

Eastern Tennessee residents may be interested to know that C.R. Bard Inc. has agreed to a $21 million settlement stemming from their defective vaginal-mesh implants. The implants are meant to help fortify the pelvic muscle by being sewn to the vaginal wall, which can then better support internal organs. According to lawsuits, these implants begin to disintegrate after being inserted.

Truck crash into a home leaves sleeping woman dead

A Tennessee woman asleep in her home was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer in the early hours of Oct. 8. The big rig loaded with several thousand pounds of pumpkins ran off the road and into the 66-year-old grandmother's bedroom.

Construction worker killed in equipment-related accident

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a 58-year-old man working outside a K-12 grade school in Murfreesboro was killed when a backhoe overturned, trapping him beneath it. The Sept. 23 incident happened at about 2 p.m. at Eagleville School in the southwestern part of Rutherford County.

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