Should a Georgia health care professional commit a medical error that leaves you injured or ill, you have the right to sue him or her and the facility for which (s)he works for medical malpractice. Unfortunately, preventable medical errors today represent the third leading cause of death in America.
Drowsy driving is very dangerous, and this risk factor is particularly concerning for various reasons. For example, some people do not realize that they are too tired to drive safely, while others may push themselves to operate a vehicle even though they are struggling to stay awake due to sleep loss or some other factor. When a driver falls asleep on the road or fails to drive properly because of their fatigue, they may cause a serious crash which claims an innocent life or results in devastating injuries. It is important for drivers to be aware of certain times when drowsy driving wrecks are especially common and watch out for other drivers who may be suffering from fatigue.
At Webb & Taylor, LLC, in Georgia, we routinely see the news media reports on major manufacturer recalls for products such as airbags and medical devices. However, you should know that the list of defective and dangerous products is much, much longer. In fact, the dangers of some products are serious enough that the federal government publishes up-to-date information about them.
A recent study found that 75% of doctors believed that they communicated satisfactorilywith those in their care. Only 21% of the people treated by those doctors said that theirtalks went well. Somewhere, there's a disconnect. That can be devastating. The more you and your doctor talk with each other -- really, really talk -- the better the chance you'll feel better. Read the full article Talking to Your Doctor_ How to Make Yourself Heard.pdf for tips on effective communication with your healthcare providers.
As Georgia highways and roads are updated and repaired, drivers must adjust their speed, habits and routes to accommodate workers. If drivers ignore work zones and their limits, the results can be tragic. According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, there were over 27,000 crashes in work zones in 2018 and since 1973, 60 road workers have lost their lives while on the job. Drivers must be extremely aware and alert while driving through work zones and implement extra safety measures to keep the road safe.
The American medical malpractice system is doing almost nothing to improve the quality of health care, research suggests. What may be more concerning is that there is very little discussion, much less action, on reform. Read more.
A later-term miscarriage or stillbirth are two of the hardest scenarios for parents to cope with as outcomes of pregnancy. Sometimes, there is no single identifiable cause of the nonviable pregnancies and parents must simply learn how to manage their grief and anger at the way things turned out.
New research shows Alzheimer's brain changes may occur years before symptoms. For more information on this growing problem see article.
Webb & Taylor, LLC is once again proud to be one of the sponsors of the local Peachtree City Fire & Rescue's annual FIREUP Fire and Burn Prevention program. This vital program assists the department in teaching children fire safety and burn prevention. The Peachtree City Fire & Rescue Department strongly believes that they can prevent tragic fire loss-and even death-by making children aware of the dangers.
Finding a primary care doctor you can trust is crucial. You want your doctor to be knowledgeable and professional, but you also want to feel comfortable discussing often intimate details of your health. In some cases, your current doctor may not be up to par. If so, Everyday Health offers the following tips on how to determine whether your doctor is sufficiently meeting your needs.
It seems that every year, Georgia drivers find that their insurance premiums continue to rise. This is due in part to the effect of distracted and drowsy driving at the state level. In fact, this is a problem nationwide. The NHTSA noted that in 2016, there was a 5.6% increase in road fatalities from 2015.