Violation of Federal and State False Claims Acts is at the heart of recent lawsuit claims and prosecution of drug companies including Johnson & Johnson, a pharmaceutical company slapped by the Department of Justice (DOJ) with billions of dollars in punitive fines. According to Wall Street Journal reports, the company is about to settle with the DOJ for committing off-label marketing of products, including their flagship drug Risperdal. The settlement is estimated to be around $1.5... Read More
Atlanta Personal Injury Law Blog
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Riding in an airport shuttle, most people worry about making a plane on time or whether they will remember where they parked their car. A few recent riders, however, now have to worry about recovering from injuries sustained in a truck accident.
Seventeen people were injured in the accident, which occurred in Atlanta when an 18-wheeler truck was attempting to make a U-turn on North Loop Road. The shuttle, which was carrying 16 passengers, skidded 160 feet before slamming into the... Read More
In Georgia, reforms in the medical system are proposed all the time. One of the benefits of living in a country committed to representing its people is that a lot of ideas are passed around. With medical malpractice, it can be a very complicated issue involving many different parties. However, it is important that victims of medical negligence receive compensation for medical malpractice involving an injury or even a wrongful death.
A new bill was introduced called the Patients... Read More
When individuals are injured in Georgia, they often rely on the expertise of a medical expert for a treatment plan. Whether that plan requires surgery or medication, patients typically follow the directions of a doctor and medical staff in order to recover from their injuries or ailment. When a patient is improperly treated or given improper medical advice, this could seriously affect their health. In some cases, the medical negligence caused by the medical professional could cause the death... Read More
McDonald's "Happy Meals" are much loved by children in Georgia and across the nation. Happy Meals from McDonald's generally consist of a meal along with a toy. However, a toy included in Happy Meals sold from October to November, 2014, has been deemed a choking hazard, prompting a recall of over two million toys.
Drowsy driving is a real and present danger on the roads of Atlanta. In particular, semi-truck drivers who fall asleep behind the wheel can cause catastrophic accidents. Readers of this blog may wonder if there are any rules in place for semi-truck drivers that address the perils of drowsy driving.
A serious crash can put someone's life in jeopardy at any second. This is especially true when a smaller vehicle comes into contact with a larger one on the highway. Going at high speeds in Georgia can make crashes more deadly. Serious accidents are a concern, especially when the accident is caused by negligence or other factors. It's especially tragic when someone is severely hurt or killed. Severe car accidents impact many people.
One of the challenges a Georgia resident faces when being denied for an insurance claim is the resources available to them. A valid claim that has been thrown out is an injustice to the insurance system. It's wrong and the attorneys at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance understand the pain that our clients go through when compensation is not available. If your carrier denies a claim unjustly, you may have a claim for additional help beyond the original amount.
Many Georgia residents work in positions that require them to travel across state lines. While the population grows and traffic increases across the state, motor vehicle accidents can occur. Those auto accidents that happen at high speeds can involve multiple vehicles and lead to significant injuries. If someone exhibited negligence, which led to a crash, the victim may be entitled to additional compensation for medical injuries, hospital visits and rehabilitation time.
A Greyhound... Read More
A medical malpractice case can take a long time to resolve. If a loved one is hurt or dies under the care of a hospital, the hospital may be responsible, if they were negligent. A hospital has a duty to keep by holding its staff to a high standard. Medical negligence can lead to decreased mobility, further rehabilitation and even death in Georgia.
The Georgia Supreme Court will not be taking on a case battle between a widow who received over $700,000 in a medical malpractice verdict... Read More