There may be no professional that we place more trust in than our doctor. When our health is in jeopardy, we trust medical professionals to utilize their extensive education, training and experience to identify our conditions and propose accurate courses of treatment.
Imagine getting hurt, losing money or losing a loved one because of abuse committed by a corporate entity. It would be reasonable to assume that victims or family members would be able to take the accused company to court and seek a jury trial and compensation. However, as too many people in this troubling situation may learn, corporate contracts are increasingly shutting down this option.
Losing a loved one can be among the most devastating experiences that a person can go through. It can be particularly difficult to deal with if that person's death was the result of negligence and could have been prevented. Readers of this blog should be aware that there are options for taking legal action against a party that acted recklessly or negligently by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
While many people were relaxing and enjoying the long holiday weekend, those who were on the roads across Georgia may have had a much more upsetting Memorial Day. According to recent reports, there were 17 people killed in motor vehicle accidents this past weekend. Sadly, this is a dramatic increase in the number of fatalities that occurred last year during the same time when six people were killed.
There have been numerous studies conducted recently to try and understand how serious of a problem medical errors are in hospitals across the country. Some estimates suggest that as many 440,000 people die every year due to a preventable error, while others estimate that number is closer to 100,000. The exact number of fatalities linked to a medical mistake is difficult to confirm, but researchers generally agree that it is a very serious problem.
People across Georgia have been watching the popular television series "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," which is hosted by well-known astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. On the show, Tyson takes a simplistic, visual approach in an effort to explain extremely complex and advanced scientific theories to viewers.
Drivers across Atlanta generally do not expect that a drive home from work or a quick trip to the grocery store could end with a serious accident. But many motorists in the area were caught off guard recently when snow and ice turned some Georgia roads into skating rinks. Drivers in many southern states are not accustomed to driving in these types of conditions, so it is not all that surprising that a number of people were involved in serious car accidents recently.
Many people do not think that they have been or can be a victim of a medical mistake, negligence or misdiagnosis. Unfortunately, these incidences happen more often than people may be aware and there are potentially many patients across Atlanta who may be victims of malpractice.
Going to the doctor for any procedure can be a very frightening experience for people across Atlanta. We don't always know what to expect and there may be significant health risks to worry about. In many cases, surgeries and other procedures are successful and go according to plan. But when they do not, patients can become victims of a serious or fatal illness or injury.
We've previously discussed in this blog car and truck accidents in which those impacted suffered serious or even fatal injuries. Thankfully, the majority of car accidents are not deemed serious and do not result in those drivers and passengers impacted suffering the types of injuries that are considered to be life-threatening. Even seemingly minor injuries, however, are often painful and can adversely impact an individual's ability to perform everyday tasks.