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The Importance of Satisfying all Elements of a Personal Injury or Medical Malpractice Claim is Demonstrated in a Recent Lawsuit in Georgia Against a Midwife

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | Oct 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

Few joys in life can compare to the joy of having a child. For some, though, it can be devastating if something goes wrong, and for TMiaya Smith, that something happened. Shortly after her son was born, he began having seizures. A head CT scan later revealed ischemic (lack of blood flow) injurie...

Amid Georgia's Growing Opioid Crisis, Who's to Blame?

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | Sep 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Opioid addiction is a serious problem in this country and in Georgia. In fact, 29 counties in Georgia outpace the U.S. average for overdose rates and ranks among the top 11 states with most prescription opioid OD deaths. Aside from the problem of illegal use of opioids, patients suffering from re...

Georgia Appellate Court Reaffirms New Injury Exception to the Misdiagnosis Exception to the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | Aug 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Physicians are humans, and humans err in their judgment. But when its your life at stake, errors are unacceptable. If a physician negligently misses or delays diagnosis, and as a result, you dont get the treatment you should have that would have prevented serious harm, or worse, death, then you...

M.A.D.D. President Visits Georgia

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | Jul 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mothers Against Drunk Driving or M.A.D.D. is an organization dedicated to raising awareness and expressing support for actions taken against drunk driving. The organization is committed to ending drunk driving nationwide, and advocates for steps taken to enhance laws and policies to crack down on...

Arms Company Ordered to Pay $500,000 in Settlement

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | Jul 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

When a person owns a firearm, there are often risks involved. While personal ownership of a firearm does put a person at some risk of injuring themselves or others, gun companies are also responsible for creating a product that is safe when used as intended. For instance, when a gun owner purchas...

MTA Faces Lawsuit Over Derailment

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | Jun 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

When a person steps onto a commuter train, it is reasonable for them to expect a safe and comfortable ride. Mass transit is, by design, based on the notion of a safe transportation method for large groups of people. Whether the vehicles used are buses, trains, or other vehicles, there is a reason...

Texting While Driving and Legal Penalties

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | Jun 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Texting while driving is known be the cause of serious accidents. There have been several marketing campaigns against it, and several states are taking firm stances on the matter. Distracted driving, especially involving phone usage puts a person at risk for harm to themselves, and anyone else ar...

Judge Dismisses Wrongful Death Case

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | Jun 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

Georgia was struck by tragedy when a student at Lowndes High School was found dead in January of 2013. Kendrick Johnson, 17 at the time, was found dead in the school's gymnasium, wrapped up in gym mats too tightly for him to breathe. While a state autopsy made the determination that the death was...

Family of Student Files Lawsuit Over Hazing Death

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

When students go off to college, it is no well-guarded secret that they engage in underage drinking. Especially in the case of students who seek to enter fraternities. The culture of fraternities in the United States is often fraught with binge-drinking and unsafe behavior. This is especially com...

Uber Pricing Increases to Cover Driver Insurance

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Uber is a popular taxi service that individuals can access directly from their smartphone. The service offers the convenience of taxi-like service where normal taxi transportation services are scarce. The company itself has been under much scrutiny recently. Several of the drivers for the company...

Fyre Festival Under Fire

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fyre Festival was marketed as the luxury event of the decade. The event was intended to be a music festival spanning over two weekends on a remote island in the Bahamas. Advertisements for the festival boasted a luxury experience complete with fine dining, luscious beaches, and high-class accommo...

Family of Deceased Georgia Woman Files Lawsuit

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | May 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Georgia woman tragically lost her life while visiting Portland last year. June Sylvia Cole, 87 at the time of the incident, was walking through the automatic doors of her hotel while she was returning to her room. Suddenly the doors began sliding shut and struck her in their path. Cole fell to ...

Head-on Collision Car Accidents

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Head on collisions are some of the most serious car accidents that occur in Georgia, resulting in devastating injuries that are often fatal. In 2005, head-on collisions were only 2% of all crashes, yet accounted for 10.1% of driving fatalities in the U.S. A head-on collision occurs when the fron...

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