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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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  • Truck Driver Health Issues Can be Dangerous
    Truck accidents are exceedingly dangerous accidents that often lead to serious injuries. Truck drivers are professional drivers who – as a result – are held to more exacting safety standards. Trucking, however, is sedentary work that requires long hours behind the wheel. The lifestyle itself can lead to health issues that render truck drivers more […]
  • Holding Distracted Drivers Liable for Serious Injuries
    When you get behind the wheel of your car, you take on the immense responsibility of helping to keep our roads safe for everyone who travels on them. When drivers, instead, allow themselves to become distracted by anything other than safely adhering to the rules of the road, they endanger everyone with whom they share […]
  • Study Indicates that Georgia Drivers Are Among the Worst Tailgaters
    Tailgating means driving too closely behind the vehicle in front of you, and it is dangerous at any speed. In fact, a new study forwarded by WSBTV in Atlanta finds that Georgia’s drivers are among the worst offenders when it comes to this dangerous practice. No matter where you happen to be, however, it’s important […]
  • Common Causes of School Slip and Falls
    When you send your children off to school each day, you expect them to learn in an environment that’s safe for them. If instead, your child is injured, it is very upsetting. The fact is, however, that schools and school grounds can be rife with risk factors related to slip and fall accidents. If your […]