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Archive for 2020

Filing a medical malpractice claim in Georgia


Some patients suffering with an injury or illness seek the help of medical professionals, only to find themselves in worse shape after treatment than they […]

Diagnostic error tied to many retinal detachments


A retinal detachment can cause permanent blindness in one eye and lead to a loss of work opportunities as well as a reduction in quality […]

Receiving damages for pain and suffering after an accident


There are many things that people in Georgia can control and the choices that they make. People have to live with the consequences of those […]

Types of “never events” that occur in hospitals and clinics


Throughout life people in Georgia will get sick and injured. Sometimes the illnesses or injuries are minor and can be remedied at home or just […]

How does the probate process work in Georgia?


When a person passes away in Georgia, it is the court’s responsibility to make sure the decedent’s estate is properly administered. The courts will use […]

Common medical errors made in a hospital setting


Whether we are entering the hospital for a planned procedure or whether we are receiving emergency care, we expect the physicians and other medical professionals […]

Who decides how kids will be schooled in the fall?


Parenting decisions regarding academic matters are complicated enough for divorced couples in Georgia, but this year there is an added issue; what will schooling like […]

Refusing a breathalyzer can be a bad decision


In Georgia, a driver with a breath-alcohol concentration of 0.08% is presumed impaired, but the driver can still be arrested for DUI “less safe” with a […]

Car accidents are the top cause of femur fractures in the U.S.


When motorcyclists or pedestrians in Georgia are struck by an automobile, they are vulnerable to a number of different lower body injuries. Of these types […]

Negligence during the diagnostic process can harm patients


When an Athens resident goes to the doctor with a medical concern, they may expect their medical practitioner to evaluate them thoroughly and send them […]

Don’t let an illegal search and seizure lead to your conviction


A drug crime conviction can threaten to derail your life as you know it. It has the potential to hit you with jail or prison […]

Important Information About Child Support in Georgia


Parents are expected to provide for their children’s needs regardless of whether they continue their relationships with their co-parents. After a break-up or divorce two […]

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