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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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  • Will You Get Denied if You Filed a Past Workers’ Compensation Claim?
    The prospect of being unable to work due to injury can be frightening. Many people can get quickly overwhelmed when trying to navigate the worker’s compensation process while worried about paying their bills and supporting their families. If you’ve had a prior workers’ compensation claim, you may be familiar with how the process works, but […]
  • Suffering Serious Burn Injuries On the Job
    Burn injuries suffered at work are more common than you might think. A serious burn injury can leave you unable to work for weeks, months, or possibly even years. In addition to treatment and recovery, you will also need to figure out how to replace your lost income and get compensation for your medical expenses. […]
  • Workers’ Compensation after Workplace Violence
    Workplace violence poses a serious threat to many members of the workforce across the country. From a simple assault to gun violence, the injuries employees suffer can leave them unable to pay their bills or support their families. If you’re the victim of workplace violence, you are probably feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to […]
  • What does “Maximum Medical Improvement” Mean in Your Workers’ Compensation Case?
    Workers’ compensation is provided by employers intended to pay benefits to employees injured at work, regardless of who was at fault. If you’ve been injured and unable to work, workers’ compensation can cover your lost income and pay your medical expenses. Unfortunately, the process can be somewhat complicated and difficult to understand.  At Nelson & […]