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June 15, 2021

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, an observation that is equal parts tragic and necessary. According to the National Council on Aging, one in ten seniors aged 60 and over face abuse every year, yet only a fraction of these are reported. Some studies have even found that authorities are notified of only one out of every 24 instances of abuse.

Tragically and inexplicably, several instances of abuse come from family members. Many more, however, occur in nursing homes and long... Read More

June 01, 2021

Nurses are often the primary medical professional involved in labor before delivery. By and large, these medical professionals do everything possible to help protect both mother and baby, but sometimes mistakes, oversights, or neglect can occur – and when this happens, injury to the baby may prove unavoidable.

Some of the most common mistakes made by nurses during labor are medication errors, failure to properly assess medical emergencies, failure to monitor for signs of fetal... Read More

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May 24, 2021

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. If you are a rider or plan to become one, this is a great time to familiarize yourself with Georgia’s motorcycle laws.

Safety Gear

All riders, regardless of age or experience, must wear a DOT-approved motorcycle helmet while riding in the state of Georgia. In addition, all riders, including passengers, must wear eye protection unless the motorcycle is equipped with a windscreen.

While not required, it is always a good idea to wear... Read More

May 06, 2021

In the state of Georgia, families struggling with the consequences of birth injury may find help through Babies Can’t Wait, a program designed to provide resources for families dealing with developmental delays and similar issues surrounding birth injury. In addition to this option, Medicaid offers resources for families dealing with a birth injury, as do several local, statewide, and national nonprofits. However, oftentimes what a family forced to deal with the consequences of a birth... Read More

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April 26, 2021

Midwives perform many useful and important functions. Particularly for families who are interested in more “natural” birthing options, a midwife can be an important addition to the labor and delivery team. But it is important to remember that, despite training in delivery and nursing, the majority of midwives are not physicians – and are neither qualified nor trained to deal with certain high-risk issues that can arise during labor and delivery.

This can make it dangerous to rely on a... Read More

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April 08, 2021

When your baby is injured during labor or delivery, it may be difficult to prove medical negligence. Indeed, doctors, nurses, and hospitals have insurance companies and legal teams working around the clock to help guard against legal action and these powerful interests are often swift to move in as soon as talk of malpractice occurs.

Birth injury cases are medical malpractice claims – and medical malpractice claims are infamously difficult to win. In fact, only about 20% of these... Read More

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March 17, 2021

Nursing home abuse and neglect is unbelievably common. Tragically, the National Council on Aging has found that only a handful of these cases are even reported. If you are being mistreated by nursing home staff or if you suspect a loved one is suffering abuse or neglect in their care facility, it is important to take swift legal action to help prevent future indignities and to restore safety and security. 

But who is entitled to... Read More

February 19, 2021

A majority of truck accident lawyers operate on a contingency basis. This means you do not pay your lawyer until your case has been won. If you do not win your case, you do not have to pay your lawyer. It’s really quite simple on paper.

It is important to note that, while you may not be responsible for attorneys’ fees if you lose your case, some firms will require that you pay court costs, filing fees, and related expenses in any event. Some firms also charge interest on costs... Read More

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January 27, 2021

Auto accidents injure and kill thousands of people in Georgia every year. Have you been injured in an accident? Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance is here to help. Please call 404-760-7400 to schedule a free consultation at one of our Atlanta offices.

November 16, 2020

Cerebral palsy is a result of damage to or abnormal development of the parts of the brain responsible for movement. This can occur while the brain is developing in utero, during labor and delivery, or even following birth. The exact cause of cerebral palsy is not always known.

Cerebral Palsy and Birth Injury

Cerebral palsy may be a birth injury, but is the condition is not exclusively linked to medical negligence. However, if your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you... Read More

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