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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

November 04, 2020

When your child suffers an injury during birth, you are entitled to seek compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, your choice of birth injury attorney should not be made lightly. The firm you choose for representation, along with the skills and experience of your lawyer, will play a significant role in your ability to secure the compensation you are due.

What Makes Our Firm Different

Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance has been handling complex birth injury cases in... Read More

October 23, 2020

Medical negligence, more commonly known as medical malpractice, occurs when a healthcare provider fails in his or her duty to the patient. This may come in the form of a delayed diagnosis, surgical error, improper medication, or a host of other serious and potentially deadly issues. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance is here to help.

When medical malpractice occurs, it is important that an attorney get involved as soon as possible.... Read More

October 16, 2020

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... Read More

August 17, 2020

When you are injured in a car accident, you may be surprised by how quickly insurance offers to settle. Bear in mind that if you accept an insurance offer, you waive your right to seek additional compensation. The insurance companies know this. That’s part of their motivation.

What Are You Owed?

The truth is, your insurance settlement may be sufficient. This is particularly true in cases where injury is minor and property damage is negligible. Is that the case with your accident? Are... Read More

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