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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Pharmacy Errors — Receiving Compensation for Your Harm

A Houston, Texas mother is suing her local pharmacy for a prescription error that led to the death of her daughter. In August, 6-year-old Jadalyn died after taking a dose of liquid morphine that was 10 times the strength she was prescribed. Pharmacy error is the failure of a pharmacist to provide the proper dosage, … Read More

Suing for Cyclospora-Related Illnesses

This past August, Atlanta Magazine reported that the national cyclospora outbreak infected 353 people throughout 15 states, including Georgia. Cyclospora is a one-celled parasite that causes an intestinal infection called cyclosporiasis or cyclospora infection. How people are exposed Cyclospora illness was rare before 1996, typically showing up only among travelers to developing countries or in … Read More

Medical Malpractice Claims Following a Birth Injury

While significant birth injuries account for less than 2 percent of neonatal deaths, non-fatal birth injuries are fairly commonplace. On average, there are between six and eight birth injuries for every 1,000 live births. Some of these injuries heal quickly without medical intervention or following short-term medical treatment, while others can have lifelong consequences and … Read More

Holding Toy Companies Liable for Injuries

This past July, national news sources reported that Baby Einstein, an Atlanta-based toy company, was forced to recall more than 400,000 baby jumpers after receiving reports of more than 60 injuries. The recall included a number of models that sold nationwide by major retailers such as Toys R Us and Amazon. How common are toy … Read More

Injured in an Amusement Park — When Can You Sue?

This past July, a woman was killed in Six Flags Over Texas when she fell off a roller coaster during a sudden maneuver. According to a witness at the scene, before the ride started the woman expressed concern to a park employee that she was not properly secured in her seat. Most amusement park patrons … Read More

When Nursing Homes Cause Harm

Statistics compiled by the National Center on Elder Abuse  show that nearly nine out of ten nursing homes fail to provide adequate patient care and that more than a third of nursing homes have violated elder abuse laws. The Federal Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 defines abuse as purposefully inflicting injury to a nursing … Read More

Georgia’s New Youth Concussion Law

This past April, Georgia became the 46th state to enact a youth concussion law. Georgia’s law was passed following the publication of a number of studies emphasizing the seriousness and prevalence of concussions in youth sports. According to one study, for example, nearly 10 percent of all student athletes suffer at least one concussion during … Read More

What You Need to Know About Burn Injuries

In July, a Henry County woman woke up from a two-month induced coma. Doctors sedated the woman after a former boyfriend threw sulfuric acid in her face, causing third degree burns on 20 percent of her body. Severe burns can have lifelong consequences including amputation, disfigurement and death. Minor burns — first and second degree … Read More

When Can You Sue a Hotel for Injuries?

R&B singer Johnny Gill sued the Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel for damages he suffered during an attack at the hotel’s bar. According to the complaint, a drunken patron yelled racial insults at the singer and then attacked him, pushing him against a heating lamp and causing “great bodily injury with resulting pain and suffering, … Read More

What to Do in a Deposition

A deposition is sworn out-of-court testimony that witnesses provide before a trial. When conducted properly, a deposition can boost your credibility and provide important evidence in your favor. Below are some basic tips for having a successful deposition: Dress properly — Depositions often take place in professional settings such as law firms, and individuals who … Read More