Medical malpractice

May 13, 2019

How to Choose a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Georgia

By |May 13th, 2019|

Although every attorney must graduate from law school and pass the bar exam in order to practice law, not every attorney is qualified to handle medical malpractice cases. If you have been hurt as a result of medical negligence, you want an attorney who practices in this specialized area of law, and has earned a [...]

Feb 15, 2019

Top Five Common Medical Malpractice Claims

By |February 15th, 2019|

Despite increasing advancements in medical technology, patients are still victims of medical malpractice in Georgia. Although most doctors and nurses strive to provide the best care possible for their patients, life-changing and even deadly mistakes happen which lead to medical malpractice claims. A recent analysis was conducted by Coverys, a leading provider of medical professional [...]

Dec 24, 2018

When Pneumonia Is Misdiagnosed

By |December 24th, 2018|

Kim Porter, the ex-girlfriend and mother of rap mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs’ children, was found dead in her home on November 15, 2018. Porter, a Georgia native, had apparently been fighting pneumonia before her death, and the emergency services dispatched to her home described her status as being in cardiac arrest. What is pneumonia? Pneumonia [...]

Oct 29, 2018

Is Georgia’s Medical Board Putting Patients at Risk?

By |October 29th, 2018|

We trust our doctors to be competent, ethical professionals with whom we can share our most sensitive and personal medical problems. We expect doctors to provide us with competent, compassionate care designed to restore our health. What we don’t expect is a doctor who abuses this relationship in order to placate his or her own [...]

Aug 29, 2018

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Your Right to Compensation

By |August 29th, 2018|

Opioids are more likely to lead to neonatal abstinence syndrome, or “NAS,” than other types of medication, and the opioid crisis in this country has led to a growing number of women giving birth to children addicted to those drugs. Neonatal abstinence syndrome, a collection of medical conditions affecting a newborn baby, arises from woman’s [...]

Jun 14, 2018

Routine Cosmetic Surgery Leaves Woman with Devastating Brain Damage

By |June 14th, 2018|

Even the most minor surgical procedure carries some risks. Brain damage, however, is not typically associated with cosmetic surgery. Sadly, a Georgia woman recently fell into the hands of a cosmetic surgeon whose services caused her permanent brain damage. The startling nature of the story is compounded by the fact that the cosmetic surgeon performing [...]

Jun 12, 2018

Doctors Tried to Lower Cost of Cancer Meds. Manufacturers Tripled the Price in Response

By |June 12th, 2018|

The nonprofit organization, Value in Cancer Care Consortium, recently completed research suggesting a popular cancer drug that typically costs $148,000 per year for patients may work just as effectively in smaller doses, and could cut the drug's prices down to about $50,000. However, just as this research was made public, the Washington Post reported that [...]

Jun 4, 2018

Georgia’s Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations Laws

By |June 4th, 2018|

Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional provides care or treatment for a patient that falls below the “standard of care,” which results in that patient’s injury. According to John Hopkins University, more than 250,000 cases of medical malpractice leading to patient deaths occur each year in the United States. This exceeds the number of [...]

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