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Truckers: April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

In an effort to curb distracted driving across the United States, the National Safety Council has announced that April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This spring, they want drivers to think more about the ramifications of their actions. Police officers may also be on the lookout for distraction to see if they can provide stiffer ramifications for those who can't put the phone down and drive.

Are there risks associated with c-sections?

As explained by the Mayo Clinic, a cesarean-section is a birthing method where the baby is delivered via an incision into the abdomen and uterus. It's often performed because of complications associated with vaginal delivery, or when a woman is giving birth to multiples. While this procedure is quite common there are still quite a few risks involved, including the following.

The problem of CLASBIs in Georgia hospitals

A serious injury or illness, among other causes, may lead you to seek medical treatment at a hospital in Georgia. When you go in, you likely expect your condition to improve, not that you might be made sicker. Unfortunately, however, you may contract other ailments, such as central line-associated bloodstream infections.  If proper precautions are taken by health care providers, these types of infections may be preventable.

Doctors Who Get Sued Are Likely to Get Sued Again

One percent of all doctors account for 32 percent of all paid malpractice claims, and the more often a doctor is sued, the more likely he or she will be sued again.Researchers analyzed 10 years of paid malpractice claims using the National Practitioner Data Bank, a federal government database that includes 66,426 claims against 54,099 doctors. The study is in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More

How to Choose the Best Lawyer

How do you choose the best lawyer for your needs? Choosing legal services is like choosing any other product or service: the wise consumer conducts thorough research before making an informed decision. Once you secure several lawyer referrals with expertise in the appropriate practice area, you should carefully research each candidate. Below are five steps to choosing the best lawyer for your legal needs. Read More

What types of tests should you demand for breast problems?

The survival rate for breast cancer is best when a health care specialist identifies the disease in its early stages and enacts treatment as soon as possible. That said, in standard imaging tests, breast cancer does not always look like cancer, and doctors cannot always tell cancerous lumps apart from normal breast tissues or benign cysts. For this reason, if a patient or doctor suspects the presence of breast cancer, the doctor should order as many tests as possible to either rule out the possibility of cancer or to confirm it. If you notice any abnormalities with your breast tissue, talk to your Georgia doctor about which diagnostic tests you need to undergo to receive an accurate diagnosis.     

Critical injuries in 18-wheeler underride crash on interstate

We read recently of a woman and two children involved in a violent crash south of Georgia. The 36-year-old Florida woman and two 8-year-old children had to be extricated from their Nissan Altima after it was in a crash with an 18-wheeler and became wedged under the big rig's trailer.

Special evidence to gather after a truck accident

Building a personal injury claim after a truck accident is not simple to do, and without a clear understanding of the process, victims may feel overwhelmed or may wait so long to begin that valuable evidence disappears. While some evidence from an accident remains available indefinitely, other kinds of evidence vanishes quickly. This may weaken a victim's case and make it much more difficult to secure fair compensation for injuries and financial losses.

Med-Mal Settlement Awards $140M to 255 Patients of Doctor Convicted of Fraud

Nearly six years after Dr. Spyros Panos surrendered his medical license and pleaded guilty to health care fraud, an arbitrator awarded $140 million to settle what plaintiff' attorneys say is the largest medical malpractice litigation in New York. Read More.

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