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May 13, 2022

In 2019, four young adults lost their lives in an apartment building fire. Alleging that the apartment complex owners and managers were aware of potential dangers, including a cigarette bucket underneath a wooden staircase, a lawsuit was filed against the complex ownership. An additional lawsuit was filed against the county and two 911 operators in their individual capacities as public employees.

With the help of documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, Counsel for... Read More

April 14, 2022

On March 9th, 2022, Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance helped to secure a record-breaking $15.3 million jury verdict for Michelle McKinney, daughter of Lucille Dubose, who passed while under the care of the Life Care Center of Lawrenceville. Mrs. Dubose was admitted to the facility in November of 2016. A short month later, following complications from severe dehydration and infection from untreated pressure wounds (bed sores), Mrs. Dubose passed.

The $15.3 million verdict included $... Read More

March 09, 2022

March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, an effort started by a cerebral palsy advocacy group in 2006. The intent of the month – and Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day, which is March 25th – is to “push for positive change in education programs, the healthcare system, and the job market to give opportunities to those living with cerebral palsy.”

Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day goes one step further to encourage more funding for research. People are encouraged to make contributions to cerebral... Read More

February 14, 2022

Neglect is tragically common in nursing homes. It is not, however, always obvious. This makes knowing how to spot signs of neglect very important if you have a loved one in a nursing home.

Making frequent visits to your loved ones is the best way to assess the quality of the care they are receiving. Visit at different times throughout the week if possible to better gauge treatment throughout the day and, if you suspect mistreatment, give us a call to discuss your options and your... Read More

January 19, 2022

Residents of nursing homes deserve to be treated with respect, provided with appropriate care, and afforded a safe and comfortable place to live. Nursing home staff are tasked with being attentive, remaining patient, and acting quickly when needs arise in order to ensure residents are not in distress or in danger of harm. Tragically, it is far from uncommon for staff to fail to uphold even these most basic responsibilities, often resulting in serious injury or even death for residents who... Read More

December 20, 2021

AAA has released its 2021 Holiday Travel predictions and is expecting to see a three-fold increase over 2020 travel volume. According to the auto group, 109 million Americans can be expected to travel at least 50 miles from home to celebrate the upcoming holiday, an increase of 27.7 million over 2020 and just shy of pre-pandemic 2019 levels.

While a bulk of this year’s holiday traveling will take place in personal motor vehicles, airlines are expecting a 184% increase over last year’... Read More

November 12, 2021

Missed or delayed diagnosis is one of the most common forms of medical malpractice. According to the National Academy of Medicine, at least 5% of patients who undergo outpatient care experience a diagnostic error. This may include patients with healthcare providers who do not believe their symptoms or who fail to order appropriate tests. It may also include victims of misread or misunderstood lab results or any other error in diagnosing a serious illness or disease.

A missed or... Read More

October 18, 2021

Several types of negligence can result in harm to a patient. Some of the most common types of medical malpractice are:

Failure to diagnose Emergency room negligence Surgical errors Labor and delivery negligence Medication errors

These types of errors and negligence can easily lead to serious or even fatal injury. When you are injured or a loved one is killed through medical malpractice, it is important to have an experienced law firm on your side to help fight for your rights and... Read More

September 29, 2021

When you find yourself in the position of needing emergency medical care, you’re placing your full trust in the competence and care of emergency room personnel. Sadly, emergency room negligence is far from uncommon – and mistakes can lead to serious or even deadly consequences.

Negligence in the emergency room can include:

Intake errors or refusal to admit Failure to consider medical history Failure to order appropriate tests Intubation errors Medication errors Failure to consider... Read More
August 25, 2021

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider fails to deliver the level of care, treatment, or attention a patient is entitled to and injury or death is the result. Examples of medical malpractice include:

Surgical Errors Emergency Room Negligence Failure to Diagnose Medication Errors Labor and Delivery Negligence

In some cases, medical malpractice will result in additional procedures and medical bills. In others, it can result in a lifetime of struggle, emotional and... Read More