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My Son Was Injured in a Botched Circumcision. Now What? Published in medical malpractice on April 14, 2017.

For all parents, the decision to circumcise is personal. The American Academy of Pediatrics, after a thorough review of scientific literature, announced in 2012 that the benefits of the procedure outweigh the risks. However, the benefits of circumcising aren’t great enough to encourage universal circumcision. Parents are encouraged to make the decision based on their ethical, cultural, and religious beliefs.… READ MORE

What Is and Isn’t Medical Malpractice? Published in medical malpractice on April 12, 2017.

You may hear a lot about medical malpractice, and wonder if you have a case. Medical malpractice follows a certain set of criteria, and providers have gotten much better in protecting themselves against lawsuits. Learn what you can sue for – and what medical malpractice is not. What Is Medical Malpractice? In a legal sense, we say medical malpractice occurs… READ MORE

How Do I Prove Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis? Published in medical malpractice on April 11, 2017.

Medical malpractice leads to thousands of lawsuits each year in the United States. While some forms of malpractice, such as gross negligence or surgical errors, are easy to prove, it can be difficult to prove a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis as malpractice. To win a medical malpractice lawsuit for a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, the plaintiff’s attorney must prove the… READ MORE

When Do I Need An Affidavit of Merit or Expert Affidavit Published in medical malpractice on December 21, 2016.

Medical malpractice cases in Georgia and throughout the country are complex and demand a lot from a plaintiff. A plaintiff’s burden of proof in medical malpractice cases is typically greater than in other personal injury claims, since the plaintiff is up against an established healthcare professional or facility. Medical malpractice plaintiffs are also under greater pressure to prove their cases… READ MORE

Debunking Common Medical Malpractice Myths Published in medical malpractice on July 19, 2016.

Personal injury attorneys are often called ambulance chasers by those in the medical profession. Some people think that we camp out in hospital emergency rooms, ready to attack hardworking doctors. Like most stereotypes, this simply isn’t true. Here are some common myths about medical malpractice law and why the myths are mistaken: We Deliver “Crackpot Justice” There’s an attitude in… READ MORE

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  • Car Wrecks Involving Ridesharing Vehicles
    Now more than ever, people rely upon ridesharing vehicles and companies, like Uber and Lyft, for transportation – especially in urban areas. However, these vehicles can still be involved in serious motor vehicle collisions. In some instances, the driver of the ridesharing vehicle might be to blame, while at other times, another motor vehicle driver […]
  • Negligent Maintenance Issues in Truck Crash Cases
    Commercial trucks and tractor-trailers play a vital role when it comes to transporting goods in today’s economy. Since these large vehicles are in almost-constant use, they require significant amounts of maintenance every year. In addition to negatively impacting a business, a poorly maintained truck or tractor-trailer can present a safety hazard to all other vehicles […]
  • What is the Process for a Workers’ Compensation Case in Macon?
    Injuries sustained while a worker is on the job can be sudden and painful. Fortunately, there is a mechanism in place by which injured workers can pursue compensation for those injuries from their employers. This process is known as workers’ compensation. When you are injured on the job, workers’ compensation could act as your safety […]
  • The Most Common Injuries at Work
    According to the National Safety Council (NSC), a worker is injured in a workplace accident every 7 seconds. In many cases, these injuries occur in completely preventable accidents and leave victims with significant medical expenses, an inability to work, and lingering medical problems that can affect them for months or even years. Here are some […]