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

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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?

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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

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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?

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Misdiagnosis frequent with serious conditions

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Accurate diagnosis is vital for treating disease. But one in 10 people with dangerous symptoms from cancers, infections or major vascular events, are misdiagnosed or […]

How to recover damages for medical malpractice in Georgia

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Virtually every adult in the state of Georgia has a rudimentary understanding of the term “medical malpractice.” For most people, the term refers to a […]

Foreign objects in your body could cause health issues

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When done properly, a surgical procedure can help to fix broken bones, remove a tumor or otherwise help you overcome a medical problem. However, if […]

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