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When Surgery Leaves You Injured

By Grant Law Office on November 15, 2019

Surgery is often the last resort to resolve a medical condition, because going under the knife always carries a risk of complications, from anesthesia awareness to surgical site infections.

However, we can honestly say that surgery should never carry the following types of complications. These would be classed as never events, and if anything like this ever happens to you or a loved one, you should call an Atlanta medical malpractice attorney right away.

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What Is Brain Herniation, and When Is It Medical Malpractice?

By Grant Law Office on October 13, 2019

Water is necessary for life, but “water on the brain” can be a death sentence for a human. Hydrocephalus is a condition that occurs when cerebrospinal fluid builds up in the brain, causing brain tissue to bulge out of position. This is called brain herniation, and it is often fatal if not treated immediately.

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Are We Taking a Step Forward in Treating the Mind?

By Grant Law Office on October 1, 2019

In September 2019, Johns Hopkins Medicine sent out a press release announcing the launch of its Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research. The premier hospital and research university, founded in 1876 and headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, believes this is the first psychedelic research center in the United States, and the largest center of its kind in the world.

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Women Have a Higher Rate of Diagnostic Error

By Grant Law Office on August 15, 2019

Significant research has shown that women are more likely than men to have illnesses go undiagnosed, be misdiagnosed, or experience delayed diagnosis—particularly for certain conditions. There is also evidence that women tend to have to wait longer than men for treatment, especially when it comes to pain management.

Our Atlanta husband-and-wife legal team wants to take a look at three prominent ailments that women and girls commonly have a hard time getting diagnosed. We often handle serious cases of illness and injury.

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Kidneys Can Be Hit Hard by Medical Malpractice

By Grant Law Office on August 6, 2019

Today, Grant Law Office would like to discuss an aspect of medical malpractice we’ve had substantial experience with: kidney failure due to medical professionals’ errors. Two of our recent clients suffered different forms of malpractice, but both ended up with kidney failure and are awaiting transplants.

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When Medicine Goes Wrong

By Grant Law Office on May 14, 2019

Medical mistakes are killing Americans by the thousands. Errors in diagnosis, medication, and surgery, faulty medical devices, and poor sanitation, leading to hospital-acquired infections, are largely to blame. As patients, we need to be aware. As lawyers, we need to fight bad practices and carelessness wherever we find them. Have you been harmed by healthcare? Have a look at the numbers below.

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Miscommunication: the Leading Cause of Medical Malpractice?

By Grant Law Office on April 17, 2019

Research and analysis conducted by CRICO Strategies, which insures all Harvard medical institutions and their affiliates, has shown that miscommunication is a leading cause of medical malpractice claims.

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Georgia Looking at Extreme Flu Season

By Grant Law Office on March 22, 2019

Influenza season is here, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it has arrived with a vengeance. The CDC’s influenza-like-illness (ILI) surveillance tracks cases of the flu, and it has rated 19 states with a “high” level of flu activity—and one of them is Georgia.

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The Real Danger of Impaired Physicians

By Grant Law Office on December 19, 2018

When you put yourself under the care of medical providers, you are putting your health and possibly your life in their hands. If the doctor treating you is impaired—whether due to alcohol, drugs, or mental illness—it is the ultimate betrayal of your trust.

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Hospital-Acquired Sepsis? Call a Lawyer

By Grant Law Office on November 26, 2018

When you are admitted to a hospital, you expect that the treatment you receive there will improve your health. But all too often, this is not the case.

Entrusting your health to a medical facility and its staff is, essentially, entering into a contract—a contract wherein the hospital pledges to treat you with a professional standard of care. If the hospital and its staff are negligent, and you suffer injury, then they have broken their contract with you and can be held liable for medical malpractice.

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