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Why are Children and the Elderly at Risk for Accidental Deaths?

Children and the elderly are two age groups that frequently rank highest in many different types of accidental deaths.  In many cases, other parties are liable, and you can pursue legal action through an Atlanta accidental death lawyer. While drug poisoning deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), are highest within the 45 […]

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The Tragedy of Wrongful Deaths Involving Children

When a family member dies unexpectedly because of another person’s negligence or wrongdoing, families suffer great loss.  Yet, there is perhaps no greater tragedy than a child who unnecessarily dies because of a criminal action or because someone neglects to provide the proper safety measures, supervision or care.  Children should have their whole lives ahead […]

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How Can You Deal with a Wrongful Death?

You often hear about being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Imagine one evening your spouse leaves the house to meet a friend for a buddy’s or girl’s night out, never to return again.  This is what happened to a Gwinnet County woman back in December of 2006.  The Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) […]

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What are the Laws for Filing Wrongful Death When a Child Dies?

Today’s parenting situations are more challenging than those of traditionally married couples.  With more children being born out of wedlock, paternity suits may be necessary to establish parentage.  Couples frequently separate and even more often than separating, they divorce.  So, the question arises — which parent can file a wrongful death lawsuit when a child […]

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What Can Help Bring Closure to Wrongful Death?

No amount of money ever compensates for losing a loved one.  Even so, a wrongful death lawsuit can resolve financial problems for surviving family members.  When the main breadwinner dies in an accident, it frequently leaves the spouse with a massive financial burden of providing for the children.  Children require many provisions — education, clothes, […]

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Does Georgia Have Caps on Medical Malpractice Recoveries?

As of 2005, Georgia had a $350,000 cap on recovering non-economic damages resulting from medical malpractice.  This meant that if your child suffered from a traumatic brain injury or some other devastating disability as a result of a medical practitioner’s negligence, your Atlanta attorney could not recover more than $350,000 in non-economic damages.  Pain and […]

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How is Wrong-Site Surgery a Blatant Form of Medical Malpractice?

Wrong-site surgery (WSS) may not be a well-known term among medical patients.  However, it is a common term used in the medical field for operating on the wrong body area, the wrong patient, or performing the wrong surgical procedure on a patient.  Amputating the wrong limb, giving the wrong patient an appendectomy, or performing a […]

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What are Georgia Time Limits for Filing Medical Malpractice Suits?

States have time limits, called a statute of limitations, which prevent victims from filing a medical malpractice lawsuit after a certain amount of time has passed.  The statute of limitations is generally two years from the date the practitioner committed the medical malpractice.  However, this is one of those complicated legal areas.  When bringing a […]

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Why is an Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyer a Must?

Winning a medical malpractice case requires a high level of legal expertise and access to expert witnesses who can provide solid evidence, such as medical specialists.  While medical treatment that results in harming a patient is a main issue, so is whether the treatment failed to meet the medical profession’s standard of care.  Medical errors […]

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How Can a Car Accident Attorney Help You with Insurance Policy Complexities?

Auto accidents are traumatic events that leave people in pain and frequently not thinking clearly for days afterward.  On top of injury and suffering, if the crash is serious, it can become a legal matter.  Insurance polices are generally hard to understand and full of legal rhetoric.  Plus, insurance companies may try to deny rightful […]

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