Georgia Personal Injury Blog
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.
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.
You’ve seen them zipping through traffic and parked on sidewalks: shared-use electronic bikes and scooters, the newest urban transportation trend. They’re just one more brainchild of the smartphone revolution, along with Uber, Lyft, Grubhub, DoorDash, Postmates, and more to come.
Lime, Bird, Jump, Lyft, and now Uber have flooded the Atlanta area with these contraptions in the last few years, to the delight of some and dismay of others.
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.
According to The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, pedestrian deaths are on the rise, accounting for 16% of all traffic fatalities in America. Nationwide, pedestrian fatalities have increased 46% since their low point in 2009, and Georgia reflects this trend.
Last year, Atlanta’s Grant Law Office received over 5,000 applications for our scholarship! Students from across the United States told us how attending college would help them achieve their future goals, and how they planned to leave their mark on the world. We had quite a time sorting through thousands of essays, but we did manage to pick one impressive winner!
This year, it’s getting harder.
You’ve seen their commercials on late-night TV, and had your view obstructed by their gaudy billboards. They promise you cash, and they promise it fast. We’re talking about “settlement mills,” lawyers and law firms that advertise aggressively and handle a high volume of cases at the same time.
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.
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.
Putting gas contaminated with water into your car may cost you more than vehicle repairs—it could cost you your life. If water gets into your gas tank, your engine will die, and you won’t be able to restart it. This situation can be very dangerous if you’re on a busy highway and are unable to make it to the shoulder.
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