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Knoxville doctor accused of wrong diagnosis

A lawsuit was recently filed against a doctor in Knoxville for failing to detect breast cancer at an early stage and provide appropriate treatment, an October 4 article of Murfreesboro Post reported.

Reports said Joey DiDomenico and his wife Laure are suing Doctor Terry Witt for failing to detect the pain experienced by Laure on her left breast was cancerous. Laure went to Dr. Witt’s clinic in July 2015 due to a complaint that she had a painful tender mass in her left breast. The doctor downplayed the symptoms and advised her to lessen her caffeine intake, the lawsuit said. Laure’s condition progressed to Stage IV breast cancer as Witt did not schedule her for a biopsy. Witt also allegedly failed to refer her patient to another specialist who could have detected and treated the condition. Laure then found out her condition worsened after consulting two other doctors. The couple is seeking damage claims amounting to $15 million as Laure’s condition is likely fatal.

In the tough situation that you or is the victim of negligent medical practitioners, enlisting a skilled attorney is critical to help you obtain the compensation you need to sustain your living while disabled. Discuss your situation with the attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP in Nashville today by calling (615) 277-2765.


Thousands of potentially faulty Subaru vehicles recalled in the US

Roughly 593,000 units of Subaru vehicles are being recalled due to a defect that could cause serious injuries to occupants, a September 30 report of Fox 6 stated.

Reports revealed that the 2010-2014 models of Outback and Legacy vehicles were equipped with windshield wipers that could catch fire if they emitted too much heat. Subaru explained that overheating of the wiper motors may occur if the wiper arm is blocked by snow from working properly. Subaru and federal regulators were unsure if there are incidents of injuries or crashes involving the recalled vehicles. Subaru dealers will address the problem by offering a free repair and component replacement in the affected vehicles.

The Nashville auto defect lawyers at Pohl & Berk, LLP understand that families are often devastated when they got involved in a car accident. However, if this happens to you or to a loved one, we may be able to offer you legal assistance to help you file a claim against negligent parties. Call our office today at (615) 277-2765 to find out how we can help you recover from your loss.


One dead in Robertson County commercial truck accident

An article of News 2 on September 22 revealed that at least one person died in an accident in the western portion of Robertson County that involved two commercial trucks and a passenger vehicle.

Reports said at about 11:30 a.m. personnel from the Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 24 at the vicinity of Montgomery County line. The accident resulted in one fatality, and authorities did not release the identity of the deceased and other persons involved in the incident. One of the trucks involved in the accident reportedly contained hazardous material. Highway authorities are still figuring out the cause of the accident, which left the area blocked off for hours.

Families have to deal with emotional, physical, and financial loss after losing a loved one in truck accidents. The attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP send their thoughts out to the victim and their family.


Thousands of GE washing machines that may catch fire recalled

Approximately 222,000 units of washing machines are being recalled by GE Appliances due to complaints that the washer may overheat and catch fire while being used, a September 15 article of cpsc.gov reported.

Reports said at least three models of the “GE Profile” top loading clothes washers have a faulty electronic part that can cause the washer to overheat and catch fire. Though GE Appliances and the CPSC have not received injury complaints, they have been notified of 71 incidents of the washers catching fire, three of which reportedly caused property damage worth $129,000. The recalling company will resolve the problem by providing a free repair in the affected units. Consumers were advised to momentarily avoid using the washer while waiting for it to get fixed.

The lawyers at Pohl & Berk, LLP understand that many families in Nashville suffer financial loss from unknowingly using defective products. If you are in such a difficult situation, we may be able to offer you legal options to pursue damage claims against negligent parties. Call our office today at (615) 277-2765 to discuss your legal options.


4 injured in Nashville accident

At least four people suffered injuries after they were involved in a vehicular accident in the southern portion of Nashville, an article of WKRN News 2 reported on September 10.

Reports said the accident happened around 9:00 p.m. on Interstate 24, near the Briley Parkway exit. Police told reports that a two-vehicle accident initially prompted two vehicle passengers to exit their vehicles. While inspecting the damage to their vehicle, an oncoming vehicle struck them and a third person, who went to the scene to provide assistance. Two of the injured people were believed to have sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Authorities did not release the identities of the persons involved.

If you are injured in a car accident, enlisting a skilled personal injury attorney is critical to help you obtain the compensations you need for a fast recovery. Find out how an attorney at Pohl & Berk, LLP may be able to represent you against negligent parties today by calling (615) 277-2765.


Thousands of ATVs with fire hazards included in Polaris broadened recall

Approximately 13,000 units of “Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles” have been included in a recall from Minnesota-based Polaris Industries, Inc., due to an engine defect that can cause the vehicles to catch fire, an article for cpsc.gov reported on September 1.

According to the recall, the engines of the affected ROVs may emit excessive heat during operation. Polaris in 2015 initially recalled 2,230 various models of ROVs as they may also catch fire if the drain tube of the turbo system malfunctions. At least six persons in the 19 complaints received by Polaris suffered burn injuries. Polaris is addressing the situation by offering a “free repair” to consumers who were affected by the recall. Consumers were also advised to refrain from using their affected ROV units while waiting for the appropriate repair.

Sadly, many people are left permanently disabled after sustaining burn injuries caused by substandard product sold in the market. If this has happened to you or to a loved one, enlisting a skilled lawyer to represent you is crucial. Find out how a Nashville lawyer with Pohl & Berk, LLP may represent you today by calling (615) 277-2765.


Rap artists facing lawsuit after NJ concert mishap

Famous rap artists Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa are facing a lawsuit in New Jersey after dozens of people were injured in a concert accident, an article of NBC News reported on August 25.

Authorities told reports that 42 people were believed to have sustained fall injuries on August 5 after a railing malfunctioned, and 17 of these people have decided to file a lawsuit against the two rappers and the premises’ operator Live Nation for their negligence. The concertgoers reportedly were on an elevated platform approximately 10 feet high, when they fell down to the concrete pavement while the two rappers were performing. The persons sustained bodily injuries like fractured spine, broken bones, lacerations, emotional trauma, and unconsciousness. Neither of the two rappers’ representatives nor the venue operator issued a statement after the incident. The plaintiffs were hoping to get compensations for the injuries they sustained and to prevent the accident from happening in the future.

The Nashville attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP strongly believe that persons should get fair compensations after sustaining injuries from a potentially dangerous premises. If this happens to you or to a loved one, we may help you file a legal claim against negligent parties to possibly get the financial compensation you need for recovery. Find out how we may work on your behalf today by calling (615) 277-2765.


Ferris wheel involved in accident had “worn out” parts

The Ferris wheel ride in Greene County that caused serious injuries to three female occupants was believed to have some parts that were considered “worn out,” a report of CBS News stated on August 13.

Reports said, three girls on August 8 were injured at Family Attractions Amusement after the Ferris wheel they were riding suddenly malfunctioned. The girls reportedly were over 30 feet above the ground when they fell. Third-party inspectors later found out that the rivets used in holding together parts of the Ferris wheel were already worn out and has declared that the ride is not fit to operate. The youngest of the three victims, a 6-year-old, is in critical condition due to the traumatic brain injury she sustained. The two other victims, a 10-year-old and a 16-year-old were also injured from the fall.

The premises liability lawyers of the Pohl & Berk, LLP in Nashville represent families whose loved ones were injured at potentially hazardous places. We strongly believe that families should fairly get compensations if their loved ones were injured in places owned or managed by negligent parties. Find out how we may possibly help you recover your loss today by calling (615) 277-2765.


3 injured, 1 arrested in Chattanooga accident

At least three people were injured and another was arrested in Chattanooga after a two-vehicle accident that authorities believed was caused by an intoxicated driver, an article of wdef.com reported on August 14.

According to reports, a vehicle containing three people on Hickory Valley Road was struck by a vehicle driven by 22-year-old Elder Lopez. Lopez, who police believe was speeding and intoxicated while driving, reportedly fled the crash scene and was later apprehended by the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP). The accident took place after Lopez failed to stop at a red traffic light and he was driving on the wrong side of the road. Aside from a DUI, charges of reckless endangerment and fleeing the scene of a car accident were filed against Lopez. The names of the injured persons were not released by authorities.

Car accidents are often catastrophic, especially if drunken drivers are involved. However, if a negligent driver in Nashville caused you harm, the attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP may be able to work for you. Call our office today at (615) 277-2765 to find out how we may be able to help you obtain treatment funds from negligent parties.


Thousands of defective home elevators recalled in the US

Approximately 60,000 home elevators in the U.S. are under recall due to a defect that may cause serious injuries to intended users, according to a report of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Reports said the Porta “residential elevators” are equipped with a plastic lock that may open the landing door before the elevator car arrives. Homeowners who own the potentially faulty elevators are at high risk of sustaining serious fall injuries if they walk through the elevator door before its car arrives. Although no one was reportedly injured before the recall was issued, the Illinois-based company is aware of two elevator lock failure incidents. Porta told consumers to refrain from using the elevators and contact their maintenance provider for a free lock replacement.

The Nashville product liability attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP understand that families are often devastated when their loved ones suffer injuries in accidents. If you or a loved one sustained injuries due to a defective product, we may be able to offer you legal assistance. Call our office today at (615) 277-2765 to find out how we could help you receive compensation.


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