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Legal Updates | Georgia Personal Injury Blog - Part 2

Preparing for Mediation – Seattle Case

By Grant Law Office on August 23, 2010

Wayne Grant – GA Personal Injury and Board Certified Medical Malpractice Attorney

I am preparing this week for a mediation session for a case that we are handling in Seattle. Mediation is a way of attempting to resolve a case without going to court. In mediation, the parties and their lawyers all appear before a neutral mediator, usually an attorney and try to reach agreement.

Can I Afford a Lawyer?

By Grant Law Office on June 16, 2010

This blog is a summary of the VLOG (Video Blog) located in the Wayne Grant video library titled “Can I Afford a Lawyer?” https://www.grantlawoffice.com/video-library.html.

Wayne Grant – GA Personal Injury and Board Certified Medical Malpractice Attorney

I’ve often been asked the question “can I afford a lawyer?” In a case involving serious issues, such as a medical malpractice case or a case involving permanent life-long injury, people are often intimidated by the prospect of hiring a lawyer. Knowing that these cases obviously can take years, which entails hundreds, if not thousands of hours. Paying a lawyer on an hourly basis to take on such a case is prohibative for most people. The answer to the question “can I afford a lawyer?” is YES!

At my law office, we take these cases on a contingent fee basis. We screen and evaluate carefully, and we don’t accept all of the cases that we are approached with. If the case has merit, and if the case justifies pursuit, then we will handle it on a contingent fee basis; that is, the attorney fee is figured as a percentage of the recovery, and is paid at the time of the recovery. If there is no recovery, there is no attorney fee. In addition, we do not charge for an initial consultation. If we decide that your case has merit and justifies pursuit, we will partner with you, and take on the risks of handling your case. We will put in our time, our effort and our resources in an effort to try to successfully conclude your case; and bring you not only closure, but adequate compensation for future injury.

How to Avoid Being Medically Misdiagnosed

By Grant Law Office on April 15, 2010

This blog is a summary of the VLOG (Video Blog) located in the Wayne Grant video library titled “How to Avoid Being Medically Misdiagnosed”. https://www.grantlawoffice.com/video-library.html.

Wayne Grant – GA Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Attorney

Each year more than 100,000 deaths occur as a result of medical errors. A big part of that problem is medical misdiagnosis. How can you try to avoid being misdiagnosed? Here are a few tips:

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What Happens When the Media Fails to Protect a Confidential Source?

By Grant Law Office on April 1, 2010

This blog is a summary of the VLOG (Video Blog) located in the Wayne Grant video library titled “What Happens When the Media Fails to Protect Confidential Sources”. https://www.grantlawoffice.com/video-library.html.

Wayne Grant – GA Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Media Violations Attorney

Let me tell you a little story. I represented a career federal air marshal, who became aware of practices and procedures by the government that he believed posed a threat of danger to the flying public. He agreed to specifically speak out and be interviewed on a national news broadcast, because he thought that shedding some light on these practices and procedures might result in some change. And, it did.

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Juries Have the Right to Decide What Is Right and What Is Not

By Grant Law Office on March 15, 2010

This blog is a summary of the VLOG (Video Blog) located in the Wayne Grant video library titled “Juries Have the Right to Decide What is Right and What is Not”. https://www.grantlawoffice.com/video-library.html.

Wayne Grant – GA Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Attorney

There’s been a lot of talk about limiting jury award in medical malpractice cases. In my view that’s just wrong! In our country, we are built upon the principle “we the people”. We the people have certain strong and fundamental rights. We have the right to express our voice at the ballot box; we also have the right to express our voice in the jury box.

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What is the Best Way to Choose a Lawyer?

By Grant Law Office on February 15, 2010

This blog is a summary of the VLOG (Video Blog) located in the Wayne Grant video library titled “What is the Best Way to Choose a Lawyer?”. https://www.grantlawoffice.com/video-library.html.

Wayne Grant – GA Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Attorney

What is the best way to choose a lawyer? In a serious case, such as a death case resulting from medical malpractice or automobile negligence, often time family members feel pressured to act quickly and they forget some of the basics. The worst that you can do in this scenario is rush into a relationship with a lawyer that may not be a good fit for you.

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How to Help Your Lawyer Win Your Case

By Grant Law Office on February 1, 2010

This blog is a summary of the VLOG (Video Blog) located in the Wayne Grant video library titled “How to Help Your Lawyer Win Your Case”. https://www.grantlawoffice.com/video-library.html.

Wayne Grant – GA Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Attorney

What’s the best thing that you can do to help your lawyer win your case? If you think you’ve been the victim of a medical mistake, or received injuries or a family member has received injuries in an automobile or truck collision, get out the pad, gather information and document everything.

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Bridge Collapses at Atlanta Botanical Garden

By Grant Law Office on December 21, 2008

On Friday, December 19, 2008, a walkway being built to give visitors an elevated view of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens turned into a disaster zone when it suddenly collapsed, sending workers plummeting as much as 40 feet to the ground below. One worker was killed Friday morning and at least 18 others injured, some critically according to published reports. Reports indicate that several people suffered injuries, including spinal injuries, that may result in life-long consequences.

Safety rules designed to prevent this type of tragedy exist. For example, architects and engineers are required to design structures such as bridges to standards that do not unnecessarily endanger workers, and ultimately, men, women and children who may walk across the bridge. In addition, the construction materials used to build the bridge must be able to withstand the weight and stresses placed on the bridge, both during and after the completion of construction. Workers from different companies must adhere to safety policies designed to prevent injuries to other workers.

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Medical Websites

By Grant Law Office on March 30, 2008

The amount of medical information available on the Internet is mindboggling, if not mind-numbing! Once you wade into these cyber waters, it is often easy to feel more confused than assisted by the glut of articles, advertising and medical reports.

Here is a selection of the top medical sites with a short summary describing the content. There is a lot of quality health information on the Web, but finding it amongst the quackery can be a chore. Luckily many weaker players have fallen by the wayside, and more and more academic, government and research institutions are uploading their information onto the Internet!!

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Doctors Fail to Self-Report Errors

By Grant Law Office on January 18, 2008

A newly published study by researchers at the University of Iowa has found that a significant number of doctors fail to self-report medical errors. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, revealed that 17 percent of doctors surveyed failed to report minor medical errors while 4 percent failed to report errors that resulted in disability or death. Data for the study were gathered from surveys with 338 doctors at three unidentified teaching hospitals. This is not surprising at all to me. In deposition after deposition, I have heard doctors who committed the most blatant of errors try to justify the unjustifiable. There are plenty of great physicians who are motivated by care and concern for patients. There are however, a small number of physicians, who like those in any business or profession, are there for the wrong reasons. Those individuals make the mistakes and when they do, sometimes try to bury them.

Source: The Des Moines Register – Study: Doctors Fail to Self-Report Errors

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