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Slip and Fall Injuries Bring Jury Awards

Slip and Fall injuries can happen anywhere to anyone, however, as is very often the case, the cause was due to unsafe conditions, poor property care and maintenance, inadequate lighting or floor hazard signs found in public and private businesses across the State of Georgia. Over 1-million slip and fall injuries are reported in emergency room visits every year. Slip and Fall Hazards There are any endless number of reasons for a slip and fall accident to occur. Typical causes include frayed or uneven floor mats, insufficient lighting to adequately see floor hazards, wet or slippery floors, snow or ice […]

Birth Injury Negligence Has Lifelong Impact

In the United States up to 8% of all children, or three every hour, are born suffering a birth injury which results in long term medical complications, problems with normal development, permanent disability, or even death. The Brain Injury Association of America reports that traumatic brain injuries at delivery are one of the leading causes of a permanent life impacting birth injury. Birth Injury Resulting in Brain Injury Medical reports show that brain injuries received at birth typically result in long term permanent disability or death. Brain injury at birth is linked to cerebral palsy, erbs palsy, mental retardation, seizure […]

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 […]