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Atlanta Motor Vehicle Accidents Law Blog

Was a loved one harmed in a nursing home?

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The Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services in Georgia reports that abuse of the elderly and disabled adults is one of the most underreported problems in the United States. Even worse, abuse of these at-risk adults is typically intentional. Even neglect can be deliberate. A caregiver withholds medication or refuses to bathe an elderly adult. Elder abuse occurs in a person's home and in assisted living or nursing care facilities.

Warning signs of nursing home neglect

Anaphylactic shock calls for speedy response

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You have read stories of people suffering from sudden, violent allergic reactions - to medicines, to latex, to certain foods like peanuts, soy milk and shellfish, to bee stings. The name of this reaction, which seizes the entire body, is anaphylaxis.

Anaphylaxis takes people by surprise. While most people going into anaphylactic shock survive, an estimated 1,000 Americans die, often within minutes of the allergic reaction.

Recent Updates

Supreme Court of Georgia finds error in exclusion of expert witness: appropriate inquiry is whether expert has "appropriate level of knowledge" in performing or teaching the procedure at issue.

Emotional trauma can lead to problems after a crash

Many people think about having physical injuries when they are involved in a car accident. While those are the most easily noticed, other injuries can also occur. Emotional trauma, which can include serious conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder, are not uncommon.

The occurrence of emotional trauma isn't something that should be swept under the rug. Emotional trauma is something that must be taken very seriously and treated according to protocols that take the sudden and unexpected accident into account.

Fight back against the effects of distracted trucking

Distracted trucking is an avoidable cause of semi truck crashes. These truckers made a decision to do something other than focus on the road and now you are left paying the consequences for their choice. The injury you suffered might be one that affects you for the rest of your life. This harrowing thought is one that might spur you to take action.

You have the right to seek compensation for your injury. This can be one step in taking control of your life. The compensation that you seek can help you to pay the bills that you have because of the accident. When your claim is successful, you might find that you aren't facing the financial stress that you've had since the accident.

Did your newborn suffer a brachial plexus injury during birth?

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The brachial plexus is a group of nerve fibers that attach to the spine structure in your neck. These nerve fibers connect to your arms and hands. Over-stretching, compressing or tearing these fibers can lead to pain, loss of function and even paralysis.

While people of any age can suffer brachial plexus injuries, it is most commonly experienced by infants during the birthing process. In fact, it occurs in about two to five out of every 1000 births each year and is one of the most common forms of birth injuries.

Causes of brachial plexus injuries in newborns

Cellphones are far too distracting for truckers to use

Every driver should know that paying attention to the road is crucial. Truckers aren't any exception to that concept. For this reason, the federal government has taken proactive steps to help prevent truckers from driving distracted. Truckers who opt to use cellphones, for example, are subject to being taken out of service, fined or being issued disqualifications.

People who share the roads with semi trucks must understand how crucial it is for these drivers to remain fully focused on their driving duties. A trucker who is texting is 23 times more likely to be involved in a critical event, which includes accidents, than drivers who are paying attention to the road. Even dialing a number on a cellphone is associated with an increase in critical events. Truckers who are dialing are six times as likely to be involved in one of these events.

Pedestrian accidents might have serious consequences

When you are struck by a car, your life might be threatened. These heavy vehicles can do considerable damage to the human body. This is especially true if the vehicle was moving at a higher speed. We understand that you never thought walking around Atlanta would lead to the end of your life. When you do face this possibility, your next steps can have a big impact on your life.

One thing that you need to do when you are struck by a car is to get the medical care necessary. This can be anything from a basic evaluation through life-saving measures. This is why it is imperative for you to seek compensation because you might not realize that you are injured right at the accident.

Were you injured because of a medication error in Georgia?

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As part of a treatment plan for a medical condition, your physician may advise that you take certain medication. In addition to over-the-counter drugs, this can include prescription drugs that he or she will prescribe. Even though there is an expectation that the medicine a physician prescribes is correct and is in the correct dosage, the truth is that medication errors are one of the most prevalent types of medical malpractice.

Pedestrians should get ready for spring walks now

The warmer weather is close, which means that pedestrians are going to start hitting the sidewalks and crosswalks all around Atlanta. While drivers have a duty to follow the laws pertaining to these pedestrians, it is imperative that the pedestrians take steps to keep themselves safe.

First, be sure that you wear clothing that enables you to be seen. This is especially important at night when it is hard to see someone who is wearing dark clothing. If possible, wear bright clothing and use reflector strips that make it easier for drivers to see you.

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