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March 2014

Family in Georgia Recovers a Total of $ 2,790,000 for a Slip and Fall at Kroger Grocery Store

The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld a Jury verdict for a family for a total of $ 2,790,000 for a Slip and Fall at a Kroger Grocery Store in Georgia. The woman who fell recovered $ 2,640,000 for injuries she sustained when she fell at a Kroger Grocery Store while she was walking on her way to the check out isle and walking through the floral area, when she fell on a liquid substance on the floor.

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Jury in Georgia awards Plaintiff $ 840K in Premises Liability Case for Parking Lot Injury

Recently, in DeKalb County, Georgia a Jury awarded a woman $840K for an injury that she suffered after tripping over a parking lot hump in a condominium parking lot. The woman did not live there and was visiting when she parked in her friend’s spot, tripped over a parking lot pipe hump and injured her left elbow. She was left handed and never fully recovered.

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Arbitration Clause is Held Unenforceable in Case with Rehabilitation Center

I discussed in my prior blog post about Do Not Sign Your Rights Away that Arbitration Clauses can be held enforceable in some agreements involving Nursing Homes. In a recent case out of Arkansas with a Rehabilitation Center the Rehabilitation Center moved the court to enforce the Arbitration Clause. The Court of Appeals held, and the Supreme Court affirmed, in this case that the Arbitration Clause was invalid due to a lack of mutual assent since both parties to the agreement had not signed the Arbitration Clause.

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Parents of Teen Killed in Drunk Driving Crash Win $ 2 Million Dollar Judgement

To reiterate prior blog posts about both the dram shop rule as it applies in Georgia and who can later be held responsible for serving alcohol when someone is later injured or killed, and the dangers of drinking and driving, a Judge in Boston, Massachusetts recently ordered the payment of a total of two million dollars ($ 2,000,000.00/and No 00ths) to each of the parents of a teenager who was killed in a drunk driving crash.

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Important Rules to Follow if you Want to Win your Injury Case in Georgia ~ part one.

In order to win your injury case in Georgia you must show that there was a duty owed to you by another person or entity, that the duty was breached, and that the breach of the duty caused your injury. If you end up in a court of law in your injury case, then the burden of proof is on the injured party (i.e. the Plaintiff) to show by a preponderance of the evidence that it was more likely than not that the actions of the Defendant caused the Injury to the Plaintiff.

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In Georgia, what is the Standard of Care in Emergency Room Cases regarding the Premature Removal of the Backboard and Neck Brace ~ part two?

This is a continuation of my prior blog post pertaining to the Questions to be Asked and the Importance of Said Questions in determining the Standard of Care, or breach thereof, in the Emergency Room for the Premature Removal of the Backboard and the Neck Brace.

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In Georgia, what is the Standard of Care in Emergency Room Cases regarding the Premature Removal of the Backboard and Neck Brace ~ part one?

Unlike the case in point in my prior blog post where the man lost his finger, one of the most common ER medical malpractice claims in Georgia is the Deviation of the Standard of Emergency Care for the Premature Removal of the Backboard and Neck Brace. In these cases, the questions that are typically asked when determining what the Standard of Care is in these situations and whether or not there has been a Breach of said Standard of Care are as follows along with an explanation of why these questions are important questions to ask when evaluating an ER Medical Malpractice case involving the type of deviation listed herein above. The answers to these, and other, questions will determine in part if the Standard of Care has been breached and, therefore, whether or not there is a potential Medical Malpractice Case to further pursue.

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Cherokee County Groom Charged with DUI and other Crimes in Wedding Day Crash that Killed his Bride

This is another strong reminder never to get behind the wheel of a car, truck, or any machine if you have been drinking or are under the influence of any drugs or mind altering medications or the like. In one of my previous blog posts I wrote about a groom who allegedly swerved to avoid hitting a dog on the eve of his wedding day when the car he was driving went off of the road and crushed the bride underneath the car killing her at the scene of the accident.

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Georgia Supreme Court will let a jury decide if the Standard of Care was breached in the Emergency Room causing the loss of man’s finger

The State Supreme Court of Georgia has ruled that a jury can decide if the Standard of Care was breached in Medical Malpractice cases involving Emergency Rooms. A recent case was reported by the Fulton County Daily Report where a man was arguably not transferred in a timely fashion to another hospital from the Emergency Room (ER) and, therefore, subsequently lost his finger.

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