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February 13, 2020

Every birth injury case begins with tragedy. The event itself can be so shocking that families are left reeling, unsure where to turn for support. If you have found yourself in this situation, Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance are here to help.

The Steps in a Birth Injury Case

The first step in getting justice for your family following a birth injury is contacting an attorney. The birth injury lawyers at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance have decades of experience, including... Read More

January 13, 2020

Between 8 and 12 percent of all vaginal births in the United States are overseen by midwives. The primary functions of a midwife are assisting with labor and delivery and providing care and support for new mothers and their babies. Midwives undergo training and education similar to an RN.

A majority of midwife-assisted births are overseen by a physician or obstetrician. In the state of Georgia, midwives are legally required to enter into a written agreement with a licensed physician... Read More

December 13, 2019

Oxytocin is a hormone and neuropeptide that works to stimulate uterine muscles during labor and delivery. Oxytocin also increases the production of prostaglandins, a group of lipids that help induce labor through contractions.

During pregnancy, the cervix is closed. As the delivery date approaches, the cervix begins to soften, open, and rotate into the appropriate position. The cervix can dilate for several weeks, but once it has opened to 5cm or more, the body is ready to deliver. If... Read More

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

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

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

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