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January 28, 2020

Vape CartridgeVitamin E acetate has been identified by the CDC as being a likely culprit behind the recent spate of vaping-related illnesses and deaths. The CDC reports that 2,711 cases of EVALI (e-cigarette or vaping-product use-...

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January 13, 2020

Panoramic view of road with blurs to indicate speed


In fiscal year 2019, Chattanooga police reported 32 motor vehicle-related fatalities. Marking an increase over 2018, the CPD suggests speed was a factor in many of these motor vehicle accidents. The department has been reviewing infrastructure and engineering solutions that can be coupled with educational and enforcement efforts to help put...

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December 16, 2019

Black and white photo of young man using a vape penEVALI (e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury) is currently a hot topic and, in light of a new study on lung disease and vape pen use, it deserves to remain so. According to the study, conducted over a three-year period at the UC San Francisco, people who vape, both tobacco and THC, are 1.3-...

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November 26, 2019

Teen vapingNew research has found that teen nicotine use has doubled since 2017. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 37.3% of 12th graders, 32.3% of 10th graders, and17.6% of eight graders report having used a vape pen. Sadly, many studies have found that a number of...

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May 24, 2019

According to the National Council on Aging, one in ten people over the age of 60 will face some form of abuse. Known as elder abuse, this may encompass any number of mistreatments including:


  • Physical or sexual abuse

  • Emotional abuse

  • Exploitation

  • Neglect

  • Willful deprivation

These abuses often occur in nursing homes, but may also occur at the hands of a family...

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May 14, 2019

Young Woman Looking Sad In the state of Tennessee, members of the nuclear family are entitled to seek damages following wrongful death. For adults, these claims are typically filed by a surviving spouse, but in cases where there is no spouse, children, including adopted children of the deceased, may make a claim. In situations with neither spouse nor children are...

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March 20, 2019

When you are involved in a car accident, both what you do and do not do afterward can have a big impact on how much compensation you are able to seek. Knowing what to do after a car accident before you get into one is always best, but each accident is different and outlined steps, while good for guidance, may not be applicable in every case.


Following a car accident, you may be too injured to take pictures, interview witnesses, and collect information from the other driver. If your injury is severe, you will...

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February 27, 2019

Elderly Woman LaughingWhen you are selecting a nursing home, it is important that you choose one that will provide a safe, caring, nurturing, and protective environment for its residents. There are several nursing homes in Chattanooga and surrounding areas, which can make the task of choosing one seem daunting. Fortunately, there are many resources available for choosing the best nursing home.


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February 07, 2019

In the state of Tennessee, a semi-truck can be in the left lane when it is passing another vehicle or when turning left. Trucks going slower than the pace of traffic must stay in the right lane or right lanes when multiple lanes are present. In some areas or at certain times, trucks may be barred from entering the left lane at all. In these instances, highway signage will be present to indicate that trucks are only allowed in the left lane to pass.


Why Can’t Trucks Cruise in the Left Lane?


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January 28, 2019

WOman and man looking at property damage following a car accidentThere were more than 7 million police-reported car accidents in 2016, the last year for which full statistics are available. Of these, just over 2 million resulted in personal injury. An additional 34,439 resulted in death. 1,041 of those fatal car...

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