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Attorney Wayne Grant Named to The National Trial Lawyers Top 100

By Grant Law Office on December 23, 2016 - Comments off

national-top-100-lawyersThere’s something to be said about rising to the pinnacle of one’s vocation, and that can certainly be said about Top 100 Civil Plaintiff attorney Wayne Grant. Mr. Grant has been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers, an elite, invitation-only organization, as a “Top 100” trial attorney.

Being a Top 100 Trial Lawyer is certainly an honor, as membership is offered only to a select cadre of practicing attorneys throughout the country who have consistently proven themselves in the courtroom. Inclusion in this noble fraternity is, without a doubt, the result of Wayne’s more than 30 years of dogged pursuit of justice on behalf of Georgia injury victims. Being a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 is a testament to Wayne Grant’s recognition by his peers for his reputation, influence, stature in the legal community, and leadership.

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Posted in: Legal Updates

Bringing in the New Year Safely

By Grant Law Office on December 21, 2016 - Comments off

party-celebrationWe at the Grant Law Office want to wish you a happy and safe New Year. While you deserve to celebrate on New Year’s Eve, we urge you to do so with caution. Statistics show that more than half the traffic fatalities that occur on New Year’s Day involve drunk drivers. Grant Law Office has some tips to help keep you from becoming a statistic.

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Posted in: Auto Accidents

You Think It’s the Flu, but It’s Not

By Grant Law Office on December 19, 2016 - Comments off

diagnosisYou’ve heard that a nasty bug is traveling through Atlanta, and one day you wake up and it hits you: fever, headache, nausea, and loss of appetite. You call in sick and head to the doctor, even though you have a hunch on what the problem is. The doctor and staff check you out and diagnose you with what you suspected you had all along: the flu. The doctor tells you to get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids. You then slouch home, crawl into bed next to a gallon of water, and wait for the bug to take its course.

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

The Horrific Consequences of Wrong-Site/ Wrong-Patient Surgery

By Grant Law Office on December 15, 2016 - Comments off

doctors-surgeryYou’ve heard the horror stories, and unfortunately, they are true:

  • A patient undergoes surgery on the wrong organ
  • A patient undergoes surgery on the wrong side (wrong leg, wrong arm, etc.)
  • A patient undergoes surgery intended for a different patient

An estimated 1,000 “Wrong Site” surgeries occur each year in America. Wrong site surgeries occur when the surgeon performs a procedure on the wrong organ or body part. Some of these cases have disastrous outcomes, such as one case where a patient had a healthy, right kidney removed, leaving behind a cancerous left kidney.

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Foreign Objects Left Behind During Surgery

By Grant Law Office on December 12, 2016 - Comments off

doctor-surgeryOne of the more harmful things that can happen during surgery is for the surgeon and/or surgical team to leave a foreign object inside your body. These Retained Surgical Items (RSIs) can result in additional surgical procedures, internal obstructions, abscesses, visceral perforations, intestinal fistulas, and in some cases, death.

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

The Dangers of an Air Embolism

By Grant Law Office on December 8, 2016 - Comments off

embolismAn air embolism, also known as a gas embolism, occurs when air enters the vascular system. An air embolism can occur in both a vein (venous) and an artery (arterial). An arterial embolism is more serious than a venous embolism, but both can cause blockage leading to organ damage, stroke, and heart attack. This is because an air bubble in a vein or artery can keep vital, oxygenated blood from reaching organs. During medical treatment, air embolisms may be caused by lung trauma, syringe injection, intravenous (IV) treatment, catheters, and other surgical treatments.

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Understanding The Causes For Compartment Syndrome

By Grant Law Office on September 27, 2016 - Comments off

rear-endedCar accidents and personal injuries are a frequent occurrence in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Most resulting injuries can be easily treated, however, some have more serious consequences. When excess pressure builds up inside an area of the body and affects circulation, the resulting condition is called compartment syndrome. When compartment syndrome gets especially bad, it may require surgery to prevent permanent injury. It can be extremely painful and has potential to cause permanent damage to affected body parts.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Common Causes For Atlanta Burn Injuries

By Grant Law Office on September 15, 2016 - Comments off

fire-marshPeople suffer burn injury in the state of Georgia every day. Suffering a burn injury is a traumatic and painful experience. Even minor burns can produce long lasting excruciating pain. Victims of serious burns suffer greatly, and often have to undergo extensive care. In some cases, extended hospitalization is required, and skin grafting may be a necessary procedure. Sometimes amending the burn isn’t entirely possible, and serious permanent scarring, amputation, or paralysis may result. Aside from the physical injuries, burn victims also suffer emotional scarring and mental trauma. Self-esteem, self-consciousness and embarrassment occur often.

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Posted in: Burn Injury

Failure of Firearm Safety Results in Shooting Death

By Grant Law Office on August 11, 2016 - Comments off

tara-marieIn Punta Gorda, Florida, a police officer accidentally shot and killed a woman during a civilian training session. The gun used during the session mistakenly had a live round in it. According to a CNN report, the weapon was supposed to have had blank ammunition inside, and the purpose of the drill was a “shoot/don’t shoot” role-play scenario in which simulated lethal force was to be demonstrated. Unfortunately, the training exercise did not turn out as planned. Sadly, the tragic outcome of this event was entirely avoidable.

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Posted in: Firm News

Underpaid, Understaffed, and Undertrained – Georgia Nursing Home Negligence

By Grant Law Office on June 23, 2016 - Comments off

When nursing home facilities undertrain, underpay, and understaff, the results can be deadly. Grant Law Office recently handled a case where an elderly nursing home resident died as the result of a fall that caused brain hemorrhage. The gentleman was considered to be at high fall risk. So, fall precautions were ordered for him. Read the rest »

Posted in: Nursing Home Abuse

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