This is a very important consumer alert. The product Mirena IUD (a hormonal intrauterine contraceptive device) manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. that is used as a form of birth control has been found to cause many problems including wrongful death in women who have had, or still have, the device in their bodies. Over an estimated two (2) million women have had, or still have, the Mirena IUD device in their bodies, and this includes many women in Canton, Georgia.
Continue reading Important Georgia Consumer Alert: Dangers of the Mirena IUD such as Wrongful Death including women in GA
This is my follow up to the blog post regarding the Dram Shop Act in Georgia and it’s expansion to liability on the part of Convenience Stores in Georgia, and in Canton, GA. Prior to the case of Flores et. al. O.C.G.A. 51-1-40, the Dram Shop Act in Georgia, generally referred to liability on the part of an establishment that was licensed to sell alcoholic beverages and could be held liable if such beverages were consumed on the premises licensed for the sale of alcoholic beverages and such consumption, not the sale (emphasis mine), of alcoholic beverages, is the proximate cause of any injury, including death or property damage, inflicted by an intoxicated person upon himself or upon another person.
Continue reading Drinking and Driving: Who is Responsible and When? The law expands to Convenience Stores in Georgia ~ Part 2
In a follow up to the my recent blog post regarding a parent being liable for the act of a child as well as the potential of a parent being liable for act of their children’s friends in drunk driving accidents this brings me to the very important topic of legal liability by the intoxicated person as well as the person and/or establishment who sold, sponsored, furnished or served the alcohol to the person who ultimately caused the accident. In Georgia, and in Canton, GA, the legal alcohol limit is, I quote from, “GA. Code 40-6-391 Prohibition on driving under influence of alcohol, drugs, or other named substances; standards; punishments (Georgia Code (2013 Edition)) (5) The person’s alcohol concentration is 0.08 grams or more at any time within three hours after such driving or being in actual physical control from alcohol consumed before such driving or being in actual physical control ended…” HISTORY: Code 1981, § 51-1-40, enacted by Ga. L. 1988, p. 1692, § 1.
Continue reading Drinking and Driving: Who is Responsible and When? The law expands to Convenience Stores in Georgia ~ Part 1
I would like to take a moment to remember the children and staff, 26 total, of Sandy Hook Elementary School who lost their precious lives a year ago tomorrow, December 14, 2012, in what seems like a senseless tragedy that stirred the nation, and a date that has been frozen in time for so many families. I am the mother of a young child and there is nothing worse than the loss of a child in a person’s life. It is utterly confusing and one never forgets to ask whether or not there could have been something that could have been done to prevent such a tragedy. Closer to home here in Canton, Georgia in Cherokee County, last Friday on December 6, 2013 at a well known Cherokee County Elementary School, Joseph Knox Elementary, a student was found in possession of a pocket knife and hatchet on campus. For more information, you may see the letter that the principal of the school, Tammy Sandell, dated December 9, 2013, addressed to the parents of Knox ES Students. You may also contact the Cherokee County School Police and reference case number 2013-12-456 for more detailed information of the incident. As a parent and an attorney, I was sickened by this event no matter how harmless the school and authorities have portrayed the incident.
Continue reading Parental Responsibility for Children’s Actions and Attractive Nuisances: A recent event at Joseph Knox Elementary School in Canton, Georgia