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November 08, 2019

The Press On Fund is pleased to announce our continuing support of research being conducted by Dr. Theodore Johnson and Dr. David Munn at the Medical College of Georgia and the Georgia Cancer Center. These pediatric oncologists are currently leading an investigation into the efficacy of a new drug that shows promise in inhibiting an enzyme that some forms of pediatric cancer use to shield themselves from the body’s natural immune response. The hope is that this medication will allow for... Read More

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October 24, 2019

Staffing problems seem to be at the root of several issues facing nursing home residents in Georgia. Care facilities – even those that offer luxury accommodations – are chronically understaffed, leading some to become less rigorous in the hiring process. This has, tragically, opened the door for the neglect and abuse of several nursing home residents, some of whom have died from the mistreatment.

According to an investigative journalism report in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, “[s]... Read More

September 10, 2019

Babies Can’t Wait is a program developed by the Office of Child Health to provide special assistance, guidance, and support for children born with special needs. Operating under the larger banner of Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs' (CYSHN), Babies Can’t Wait serves all of Georgia's 18 Health Districts and has assisted nearly 18,000 babies and their families by providing learning opportunities and other services for children who have been diagnosed with a medical condition... Read More

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August 22, 2019

Birth injuries can have a profound impact on their young victims and cause lasting struggles for the families forced to deal with the consequences of this inexcusable form of medical malpractice. If your child was injured during labor or delivery, you have every right to hold the negligent party accountable and to seek maximum compensation for both current and future damages.

The compassionate and dedicated birth injury attorneys at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance are here to help... Read More

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July 19, 2019

Personal injury claims may have some similarities, but each one is unique, making it difficult to determine exactly how long it will take to settle a claim without first knowing specifics. Some personal injury claims are settled quickly, perhaps within a few months. Others, particularly those involving serious or catastrophic personal injury, can take several years to settle.

When you are injured in an accident, it is best to speak with an attorney before you accept a settlement offer... Read More

June 04, 2019

A review of five years of collision data gathered by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Georgia shows there is an average of 165 lives lost in truck accidents in our state every year. Georgia sees hundreds of accidents involving large trucks and commercial vehicles yearly and, while a handful result in fatal injury, many more result in serious or catastrophic injury.

Common truck accident injuries include:

Traumatic Brain Injury. Consequences of TBI include cognitive-... Read More
May 17, 2019

 

Valsartan is an ARB (angiotensin receptor blocker), a class of drugs designed to treat hypertension. Effective at relaxing blood vessels, Valsartan is intended to reduce risks for heart attack, stroke, and similar consequences of high blood pressure.

Side-effects of Valsartan include:

Dizziness Lightheadedness Muscle weakness Irregular heartbeat

Some patients have reported fainting as a side-effect of Valsartan as well, though the drug is not considered dangerous or... Read More

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May 07, 2019

Betty Perloe, a 92-year-old former nurse, passed while in the care of the upscale Somerby Senior Living facility in Sandy Springs. According to a lawsuit filed by her family, Mrs. Perloe passed after sustaining several ant bites resulting from an infestation in her room. Ross Perloe, the victim’s son, argues that an ant infestation, known about by the nursing home, was not dealt with properly, allowing Mrs. Perloe to sustain multiple painful and irritating ant bites over the course of... Read More

April 23, 2019

In 2017, the latest year for which statistically valid data is complete, the total cost of workplace injuries to U.S. employers was $161.5 billion. According to the National Safety Council, this number includes:

Administrative expenses Wage and productivity losses Medical expenses Employer’s uninsured cost Property Damage

Workplace injuries that resulted in six or more days away from work and were medically consulted, meaning they required medical attention, averaged $39,000 per... Read More

April 11, 2019

The epidural space is the outermost part of the spinal canal. It contains a network of internal vertebral venous plexuses along with connective tissue, fatty tissue, arteries, lymphatics, and spinal nerve roots. A spinal epidural abscess is a collection of pus in the epidural space, typically in the thoracic or lumbar region. Caused by infection, this excess collection of fluid can compress the spinal cord, resulting in serious complications including complete flaccid paralysis, a loss of... Read More

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