Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers
Call For A Free Consultation
View Our Practice Areas

March 2018 Archives

Brand-name drug makers can be held responsible for generic labels

Inadequate labeling can rob medical patients of their right to make informed decisions about the benefits and risks of taking certain medications. When known side effects aren't listed, there is a good chance doctors and pharmacists don't know about them, and patients are exposed to unexpected risks.

Is NHTSA's roadside drugged driving survey really voluntary?

When the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last performed its national roadside survey in 2014, motorists and civil libertarians were concerned. The survey is supposed to be a random, completely voluntary survey of drivers who are compensated for their willingness to provide breath, saliva or blood tests. The purpose is to get a baseline sense of how many drivers drink or use drugs. It is not meant as a law enforcement sting.

Missouri House bill would change process for asbestos lawsuits

People who have been exposed to asbestos are sometimes reminded about their exposure years or decades later when they are diagnosed with mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused exclusively by asbestos. When victims seek compensation for asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma, lung cancer, or asbestosis, it is common for them to seek compensation from every party that could be responsible for their illness. That often includes filing claims with some or all of the many trusts set up to compensate victims, and filing a lawsuit against the still-viable manufacturers and suppliers of the asbestos-containing products to which they were exposed.

Court of Criminal Appeals: Cops can testify based on notes alone

The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals recently ruled against a DUI defendant in a case where the arresting officer apparently had no real memory of the events leading up to the arrest. Instead, the officer relied on the police report and dashcam video.

How much does it cost to reinstate your license after a TN DUI?

If you are convicted of a DUI offense in Tennessee, you will have your driver's license revoked for a period of time, depending on the offense and whether you have been convicted before. For example, your license could be revoked for a year on a first DUI offense or breath test refusal. In a vehicular homicide case, your license revocation could last up to 10 years.

How many traffic crashes does drowsy driving cause?

We all know that driving while you're low on sleep can be dangerous. Some estimates indicate that missing out on just a few hours of sleep can affect your driving in a profoundly negative way. Two to three hours less sleep can quadruple the risk you'll be in a crash -- and that's equivalent to driving drunk.

Study: Adults' messages can alter teens' attitudes on drinking

With spring break and prom season coming up, it's important to think about young people's attitudes toward underage drinking and, of course, driving. It often feels as if adults have little influence over whether teens will take part in these behaviors, but that is not necessarily true.

US Tennis Association found mostly liable for player's slip and fall

At the 2015 U.S. Open, Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard slipped and fell on a wet floor in a locker room. She hit her head on the floor and suffered a serious head injury that caused her to slip from No. 5 in the world in 2014 to No. 116 today. She blamed the United States Tennis Association (USTA) for her injury.

Retesting DUI samples for drugs can snare prescription drug users

Recent news concerning law enforcement procedures in DUI cases has been quite troubling. The Times Free Press recently reported that police and prosecutors routinely ask for drug testing when a DUI suspect's blood sample comes back within the legal limit. The problem is that prosecutors sometimes charge ordinary prescription drug users with DUI after tests indicate the presence of these legal drugs.

Email Us For A Response

Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers
735 Broad Street, Suite 800
Chattanooga, TN 37402-2913

Toll Free: 888-778-6575
Phone: 423-933-2738
Fax: 423-266-5211
Chattanooga Law Office Map

Review Us
735 Broad Street, Suite 800