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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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  • Winter Road Trips Can Involve Accidents
    When you head out to your holiday destination this year, take the necessary precautions to help make it a safe trip. And if a negligent motorist leaves you or someone you love injured, consult with a Macon car accident attorney. Increased Risks during the Holidays The fact is that there are a variety of factors […]
  • Workers’ Compensation for Commercial Drivers
    Driving a truck – or another kind of commercial vehicle – is among the most dangerous jobs out there. Commercial trucks are massive machines that travel our highways and byways, and truck accidents are exceedingly dangerous. Further, commercial truckers often put in long, sedentary hours – with mandatory wait times attached. Commercial drivers are also […]
  • Does Working Overtime Increase the Risks of Job-Related Injuries?
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