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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

August 09, 2021

Birth injury cases are exceptionally complex. Defendants hire legal teams that take full advantage of these complexities in an effort to avoid liability and, in the process, prevent families from getting fair compensation for their child’s injury. It is vitally important to the success of your case that you have a legal team on your side that knows not only how to counter these arguments, but can provide sufficient evidence to help your family secure the compensation needed for you and your... Read More

July 20, 2021

There are several increased dangers when driving during the summer months. More people are on the road and longer trips are common from May through September, making driver fatigue a real issue during this time. The NHTSA suggests around 100,000 crashes are caused each year by drowsy drivers. You can help prevent causing an accident by making sure you get plenty of rest before heading out, carefully planning stops on longer trips, and pulling over or switching drivers when you start to feel... Read More

July 02, 2021

Electronic fetal monitoring errors can be injurious or even fatal to babies, but proving that an error in setting up or reading fetal monitors can be very difficult. The birth injury lawyers at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance have taken steps to better understand how electronic fetal monitoring errors can happen, including continuing education courses to enhance our knowledge. If you suspect your child sustained an injury due to improper monitoring, we would like to hear your story and... Read More

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

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

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

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