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Archive for the ‘Medical Malpractice’ Category

Filing a medical malpractice claim in Georgia

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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

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Holding healthcare professionals accountable for mistakes

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We at Cook & Tolley, LLP, value very much the healthcare professionals in Georgia. When good care is given, it is a wonderful thing. However, […]

Tragedy at local Nursing Home

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We at Cook & Tolley, LLP, are saddened to learn that 10 residents at PruittHealth – Grandview in Athens, Georgia, died in recent weeks, apparently […]

Surgery is the second highest cause of malpractice suits

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Surgical procedures are intended to cure but may come with risks. Surgery, in fact, was cited as the second highest cause for medical malpractice legal claims according […]

How common is a medical misdiagnosis?

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When you seek medical care because you know something is wrong with your health, you may worry about if your doctor will get your diagnosis […]

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