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  • By: Patrick “Shea” Callahan, Esq.
  • Published: October 8, 2019

If you drive often through Tennessee, you may have taken comfort in a recent report stating that fatal motor vehicle accidents have declined over the past few years. The reasons for this decline may include tougher penalties for impaired driving, better driver education on the dangers of distracted driving and higher quality safety features in new vehicles. Unfortunately, the good…Read More

  • By: Patrick “Shea” Callahan, Esq.
  • Published: August 9, 2019

When a medical professional misdiagnoses a patient’s condition, it can start a chain reaction that usually does not end well for the patient. After a misdiagnosis, the patient may not receive appropriate treatment as soon as he or she should. Alternatively, the patient might receive unnecessary treatment or no treatment at all. Unfortunately, this type of mistake can severely injure…Read More

  • By: Patrick “Shea” Callahan, Esq.
  • Published: May 28, 2019

erebral palsy is a movement disorder that is caused when damage occurs to a developing brain. A child with cerebral palsy can show symptoms in infancy, but sometimes a child may not begin to show symptoms until he or she is 3 or 4 years old. In many instances, the cause for cerebral palsy is unknown. Cerebral palsy can develop…Read More

  • By: Patrick “Shea” Callahan, Esq.
  • Published: January 30, 2019

Family, friends and loved ones of a Tennessee woman are grieving from what they feel is her untimely death due to medical malpractice. In the lawsuit, the gastroenterologist who had overseen the woman’s care for several years is accused of not supplying “the minimum standard of acceptable practice,” leading to her untimely death. The family is seeking $4 million in…Read More

  • By: Patrick “Shea” Callahan, Esq.
  • Published: October 15, 2018

When a surgeon makes a preventable mistake during surgery, it is known as a surgical error. Medical professionals see surgical errors as never events, as they are events that should never happen during surgery. A National Center for Biotechnology Information study shows that medical errors account for over 250,000 United States fatalities each year. Of these medical errors, surgical errors…Read More

  • By: Patrick “Shea” Callahan, Esq.
  • Published: July 17, 2018

When someone suffers a traumatic injury, emergency medical technicians are usually the first people to arrive on the scene. It is important that these technicians proceed with care and precision, especially in high-risk cases. Embodying a light of hope while working under pressure can be hard in the hectic environment that follows an accident. Endotracheal intubation is a skill that…Read More

  • By: Patrick “Shea” Callahan, Esq.
  • Published: April 17, 2018

The medical world can be highly frustrating for patients to navigate. Between scheduling appointments and trying to explain symptoms to the doctor, many patients feel like good treatment is out of their grasp. Doctors are the gatekeepers to information about a patient’s own body, which means that they also have a degree of control over their health. It’s important to…Read More

  • By: Patrick “Shea” Callahan, Esq.
  • Published: January 30, 2018

When you visit a physician or health professional, you expect top-notch care. You’re ill, you have symptoms that have affected your health, and you want answers; the right answers that will lead you on the road to recovery. A knowledgeable doctor and staff will help, but sometimes that doesn’t always occur. There was the case in California where a female…Read More

  • By: Patrick “Shea” Callahan, Esq.
  • Published: December 9, 2017

We rightfully hold medical providers to a high standard. This is because when doctors, nurses, pharmacy workers, aides and other medical professionals err, the impact is devastating. Serious injuries or even death are real possibilities unless our healthcare providers act with the utmost care. Medical errors can have both immediate and long-lasting effects. Birth injuries like shoulder dystocia, Erb’s palsy,…Read More

  • By: Patrick “Shea” Callahan, Esq.
  • Published: August 7, 2017

Driving on Tennessee’s interstates poses a number of safety hazards. With their vast size and incredible weight, commercial trucks are one of the greatest threats to vehicle drivers. A study conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that approximately 55 percent of commercial trucking accidents are caused by truck…Read More

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