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Buprenorphine Supposedly Cures Opioid Addiction, if You Can Get It

The opioid crisis has been in effect for years, but it’s receiving much less attention these days. It’s an ironic twist that prescription medication is being peddled to help those addicted to prescription medication. As of 2017, there were 2.3 million people addicted to opioids in the United States with 47,000 deaths as a result.…

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When Semi Trucks Cause Hit and Run Accidents

With so many vehicles on the roadways, collisions have just become an inconvenient part of life. Sometimes you’re fortunate to get away without a scratch except for your paint job. Others are not so simple, causing tragic injuries and death. Collisions are hard enough to deal with when you know who the at-fault driver is,…

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What Does “Defective Product” Really Mean?

A defective product is one that does not work the way it should. The purpose of a product liability lawsuit is to hold to account a manufacturer or distribution company for their legal responsibility for any damages caused by a defective or dangerous product. Manufacturers are obligated to make their products work the way they…

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Does Insurance Compensate a Pedestrian Hit by a Driver?

In most cases, a car insurance policy will cover the damages when a pedestrian is hit by a car. However, there are times when the policy may not be enough to cover those damages, or when there some question as to who is responsible for the collision. Under Georgia law, drivers are required to have…

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Internal Organs Commonly Damaged in Car Crashes

When a vehicle moving at highway speeds collides with another vehicle or object, the physical impact on the occupants of the vehicle can lead to serious, even permanent, injuries or death. Many of these blunt force trauma events can cause various life-threatening injuries, including damage to internal organs. The spleen Due to its position in…

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Filing a Product Liability Claim: What You Should Know

Defective product and product liability actions are, unfortunately, common occurrences: think of Takata’s massive airbag recall, children’s toys with choking hazards, or the current vaping illnesses. When you or a loved one use a defective product and it causes you harm, you may be able to hold the responsible party or parties liable for your…

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The Lifetime Costs of a Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are considered “catastrophic injuries” – severe and life-altering trauma that can result in permanent physical disability and a long-term recovery period. An SCI can affect the body in a number of ways. Any level of spinal cord injury can leave a patient with medical and psychological issues to contend with for…

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E-cigarettes and Vaping Injuries – What You Need to Know

Over the past few years, vaping and e-cigarettes have become one of the most popular trends in the United States. Widely (and mistakenly) considered to be safer than smoking traditional cigarettes, vapes use flavored liquids and oils that are heated until vaporized and then inhaled. These flavored cartridges can contain substances like nicotine, flavored “juice”…

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What Happens When Herniated Disc Surgery Goes Wrong?

When a person suffers from a slipped disc, it can lead to excruciating pain. Something as simple as a “minor” back injury could actually be a slipped disc or a herniated disc. When a patient is diagnosed with a herniated disc, he or she may schedule a surgical procedure called a discectomy. During the procedure,…

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