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The potential safety hazards of air travel - beyond crashes

Do you have a fear of air travel? It is a common concern, and many people nationwide, including here in Georgia have concerns about flying. While it is mostly the fear of a plane crash, air travel poses other dangers to your health and that of other passengers and crew. The most at risk are frequent flyers and flight crews who are predisposed to multiple health hazards that can range from mental and cognitive disorders, hearing and vision damage, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer.

Consumers continue to be victims of arbitration

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.

Doctor, hospital to pay $14.5 million for birth injury

Some of the most devastating cases of medical errors or medical malpractice are those that affect newborn babies. Soon-to-be parents will often do whatever they can to ensure their unborn child is as healthy and safe as possible, but one mistake or misstep during or immediately following delivery can result in permanent damage to the baby.

What you can do after an accident with a potentially drunk driver

Getting injured in any motor vehicle accident can be painful and devastating. Whether there are physical injuries, property damage or -- as is often the case -- both, victims can be dealing with a very stressful situation after a crash. The causes of or reasons for an accident are not always immediately clear in the aftermath of the event, but there may be some ways for people to determine if a crash was caused by a driver who is intoxicated.

Comedian Tracy Morgan seriously injured in fatal truck accident

A truck driver from Georgia is at the center of a tragic accident that occurred over the weekend and resulted in numerous injuries and a fatality. The crash has grabbed the national spotlight, as well-known comedian Tracy Morgan was one of the victims injured in the accident.

Sending a strong message with wrongful death claims

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.

Possible trucking violations that can contribute to crashes

Any motor vehicle accident has the potential to cause serious damage and injuries for victims. However, these crashes can be much more severe and complicated when one of the vehicles involved is a commercial-sized truck. Due to the size of these vehicles, they take longer to stop and can easily crush smaller vehicles upon impact. 

Victims of medical negligence: Technician's sentence too lenient

The lives of 10 women were drastically changed because of one woman's poor work ethic and bad decisions. The women were part of a group of patients at a Georgia hospital who were told their recent mammogram results were clear of breast cancer. However, unbeknownst to the women, their tests had not even been inspected by a radiologist. The reports were cleared by a technologist who logged in to the reports, falsified her credentials and signed off on mammogram films. 

How a lawsuit can be effective after a fatal car accident

In a recent post, we discussed the troubling situation involving GM and a defective car part on millions of their vehicles. It has now been widely reported that the car maker released vehicles that had a faulty ignition switch that could slip out of the "on" position, which shut off the car's power steering, brakes and airbag deployment. When we discussed the issue in that post, we mentioned how many families and victims have since filed a lawsuit against GM, citing the defect.

Claim: 57 cents could have saved people's lives

Losing a loved one in a fatal motor vehicle accident can be absolutely devastating. However, the situation can be even more difficult to deal with when there are unanswered questions related to the death. Until family members can get some answers, it can be impossible to find closure and begin to move on.

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