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Medication Errors Injure Millions Every Year

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report that 1.3 million people in the U.S. are injured every year by medication errors. The most common medical error reported in out-patient clinics, hospitals, long term care settings are medication errors. Medication mistakes have more than doubled over the course of a decade and many of the errors were preventable and point to human error. Medication Errors Drug Categories The medications most frequently associated with serious medical issues are most commonly taken by those over 50-years of age. The drug categories with the most errors reported include cardiovascular medications, blood pressure medications, pain […]

Fighting Traffic Ticket Complicated Without Lawyer

One of the most common reasons for contact with a police officer is during a traffic stop. Approximately half of all traffic stops result in a traffic ticket being issued. Fighting traffic ticket charges are generally first on a driver’s mind after receiving a ticket. The Bureau of Justice Statistics estimate over 26 million drivers a year are pulled over in a traffic stop. Fighting Traffic Ticket Reasons There are many reasons why you may choose to fight a traffic ticket. Some questions to consider when making that decision to move forward in fighting traffic ticket for moving or non-moving […]

Negligent Security Injury Brings Compensation Suit

Negligent security with resulting injury in Georgia may entitle you to compensation under the law. In Georgia, you may be eligible to recover medical bills, lost wages, or compensated for pain and suffering if a commercial or residential property’s lack of security contributed to you or a loved one’s injury or death as the victim of an attack. Negligent Security Defined Proper security measures must be in place on any commercial or residential property. While property managers and owners are not insurers of your safety, they are responsible to plan for and insure that foreseeable criminal acts do not occur […]

Daycare Playground Negligence Cause Injury

Daycare playground negligence claims arise from inadequate or improper supervision of the children or dangerous equipment that is not age appropriate which results in injury or even death.  In the U.S., over 8-million children, or 40% of those under the age of five, spend at least part of every week being cared for by someone other than a parent. Daycare Playground Negligence Injuries While falling is the leading cause of reported daycare injuries, up to 60% of those injuries occur on the playground where a fall is a common event. Running, climbing, or playing can easily result in a fall […]

Prescription Drugs Can Bring DUI Charge

Prescription drugs taken legally does not make you immune from a DUI charge if pulled over for impaired driving. Many people are unaware that taking prescription drugs or even over-the-counter medications can bring a DUI charge just as if they were taking illegal drugs or driving under the influence of alcohol. Legally prescribed or taken medications can affect the ability to drive safely and in turn can result in a DUI charge to your driving record. Prescription Drugs and Impaired Driving Medications that are prescribed for a medical or psychological issue, or medications that are available over-the-counter can significantly impact […]

Medication Error a Widespread Problem

With clinicians having access to more than 10,000 prescription drugs in the U.S. and a third of American adults taking five or more medications, errors are bound to happen. However, medication errors are topping the ranks where more people die annually from a medication error than from workplace injuries. What is a Medication Error? The National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention, NCC MERP, defines a medication error as any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional, patient, or […]

Elder Abuse Rampant in Gwinnett County Nursing Homes

Elder abuse in nursing homes is a growing nationwide problem. Gwinnett County nursing homes are no exception to issues with elder abuse with nearly a third of all nursing homes in the county cited for a federal regulation that could have caused actual harm to a resident. More than half of nursing home workers admit to mistreatment of the elderly living in the nursing homes. Elder Abuse Statistics The National Center on Elder Abuse states that 44% of nursing home residents report abuse of some kind; 95% report neglect to themselves or another resident. Over 50% of nursing home workers […]

Sexual Harassment Claims High in Georgia

Sexual harassment claims have recently become center stage in the news with women coming forward to make legal claims and demand change. In the U.S. sexual harassment in employment, in academia, or by housing management of landlords is illegal. Sexual Harassment Definition The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC, defines sexual harassment as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, as well as any of the following sexual verbal or physical conduct: Submission to sexual conduct as a term or condition of one’s employment where one feels their employment status is jeopardized Submission or rejection of the sexual conduct is used […]

False Arrest Violates 4th Amendment Right

Most cases of false arrest involve shoplifting accusations and are typically made by security guards and store owners or managers. A false arrest is an arrest made without a warrant or probably cause and is a form of imprisonment and considered a direct violation of your 4th Amendment rights. False Arrest and False Imprisonment When accused of shoplifting for example, a security guard or other employee at the store may restrain you from leaving. False imprisonment amounts to restraining or restricting your ability to leave either through physical force, gestures or conduct. If you are restricted from leaving due to […]

Public Transportation Accidents Bring Law Suit

Going about your normal day can bring unexpected injury due to a public transportation accident, whether as a rider or as a pedestrian. Public transportation accidents are common and include buses, trains, the subway, airplanes, or taxis. No matter if the public transportation is under a state, municipality, county entity, or owned by the private sector, they are all required to operate with the highest degree of care and diligence, putting passenger safety first. Public Transportation Driver Liability A driver of public transportation needs to be fully qualified and well trained to the vehicle they are operating. Whether the driver […]