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August 05, 2020

In the state of Georgia, parties entitled to file a wrongful death claim are:

The Spouse Any Surviving Children The Parents of the Deceased

A representative of the estate can also file a claim on behalf of next of kin if such a representative was established by the decedent prior to his or her passing.

In Georgia, the spouse is always given the first opportunity to file a wrongful death claim. If there are children, this claim must include their interests. If there is no... Read More

July 24, 2020

Injury and accident lawsuits may take just a few short months to settle, but most take around a year. In complex cases, it may take two to three years to come to a verdict.

A majority of personal injury claims are settled out of court. Those that go to trial take longer and are often delayed by full court dockets. It is important for the success of a case that it be prepared for trial even if the case is likely to be settled in mediation.

How Long Does it Take to Settle Personal... Read More
July 13, 2020

When you are injured in an accident, who you choose for representation will play an important role in the outcome of your settlement. Taking time to choose the right attorney is important for your comfort and confidence, and can help ensure your rights and interests are protected.

Questions for Your Personal Injury Lawyer

Before you hire an attorney, ask any questions you feel will be useful in making your decision. These can include:

How long have you been in practice? How long... Read More
July 06, 2020

According to the Journal of Patient Safety, a publication that is “dedicated to presenting research advances and field applications in every area of patient safety,” the leading types of medical malpractice in the United States are:

Failure to Diagnose. This may include various types of cancer, meningitis, and other conditions that can prove deadly if not diagnosed quickly Surgical Errors. From incorrect surgical site to leaving instruments in the body, surgical errors injure and kill... Read More
June 19, 2020

If you suspect a loved one is being neglected or abused in his or her nursing home, it is important to take immediate steps to protect them. You can bring the issue up to nursing home administration and leadership. You can bring it to the attention of the state ombudsman. You can bring it to the attention of the police. You may need to do all of those things and more.

In this short video, Atlanta nursing home abuse lawyer Xavier O. Carter explains the steps you can take to protect... Read More

June 01, 2020

There are several differences between car and truck accidents. One of the largest is severity. Trucks are much larger and heavier than passenger vehicles. In an accident involving both, the occupants of the smaller vehicle are at heightened risk for serious, life threatening injury. This often makes the damages sought in trucking accident claims much larger than those in other motor vehicle accidents.

In addition to size and weight differences resulting in more severe injuries,... Read More

May 18, 2020

The most common birth injuries in the United States are:

Erb’s Palsy. Also known as shoulder palsy, this condition is caused by injury to nerves in the brachial plexus. Erb's palsy may be caused by the indelicate or careless maneuvering of an infant during delivery. It may present as weakness in one arm, poor grip strength, or complete paralysis.
This birth injury may be a result of labor dystocia - a condition in which fetal positioning or size prevents the baby from progressing... Read More
May 11, 2020

When you sustain a traumatic brain injury in an accident or through medical malpractice, you are entitled to seek compensation for damages including:

Medical and rehabilitation expenses Lost wages Home and lifestyle modifications Pain and suffering

If you have sustained a brain injury through no fault of your own, call Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance at 404-760-7400 to schedule a free case review and learn more about your rights

Our attorneys have decades of combined... Read More

May 04, 2020

Hypoxia is a condition caused by oxygen deprivation at the tissue level. There are two types of hypoxia:

General, affecting the whole body Localized, affecting a single part or region of the body

When hypoxia occurs during labor or delivery and nothing is done to address the condition, birth injury may be unavoidable.

Risks Posed by Hypoxia During Labor and Delivery

Oxygen deprivation at the tissue level places the baby at heightened risk for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (... Read More

April 20, 2020

In this short video, Atlanta nursing home lawyer Stephen Chance provides some examples of the types of abuse and neglect cases we see far too often. Our attorneys are here to help victims of nursing home abuse get justice. Call us at 404-760-7400 to schedule a free consultation and learn more.

Victims of nursing home abuse and neglect deserve justice. If you believe your loved one is in danger or has been mistreated in his or her long-term care facility, Watkins, Lourie, Roll &... Read More