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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
A Caesarian section (C-section) may be made necessary during the course of labor and delivery in order to prevent birth injury. Indications that a C-section will be needed include:Fetal distress, including cord entanglement Severe maternal distress Dangerously long labor
At the first signs of fetal distress, the potential need for a C-section should be on the table. Sadly, inadequate monitoring of baby and mother may result in emergency situations being overlooked or ignored. Hubris... Read More
The attorneys at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance have decades of experience helping families deal with the emotional and financial consequences of birth injuries. If your child was injured during labor or delivery, you may be entitled to compensation for all related medical and rehabilitation expenses. If your child’s injury will result in lifelong struggles, your family may be entitled to compensation for all related financial damages along with considerations for emotional and physical... Read More
Concern about the spread of COVID-19 has roiled our financial markets and our daily way of life. We have all been advised to limit unnecessary social interaction and avoid large groups and gatherings to the extent possible in an effort to stem the rate at which the virus spreads in our community. Certain communities and localities have now been instructed to “shelter in place,” and others may soon follow. Courts throughout the State of Georgia are now operating pursuant to a statewide... Read More