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April 2014

$ 14 million is awarded to a woman who suffered permanent injuries after taking the drug Yasmin

picture-for-blog-post-april-26-2014.jpgA jury has awarded $14 million to a woman who sued her doctor after a stroke she suffered after taking the birth control drug Yasmin. It was reported that she had a stroke that paralyzed her left side and caused permanent brain injury 13 days after taking Yazmin. Similarly, a $2.5 million settlement in the same matter was reached with the Medical Center.

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Nursing Home Patients and Over Prescribed Medication that can lead to Death

Another way that people in nursing homes are abused is by the overuse of Anti-Psychotic drugs such as Risperdal, Zyprexa, Seroquel, and Abilify. Under the right circumstances, these drugs can be very beneficial. Under the wrong circumstances or in the wrong doses, however, these drugs can cause catastrophic injuries or death in a nursing home or treatment care facility. It has been shown that these drugs have been overused in nursing homes leading to catastrophic injuries and death.

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$ 5.2 Million Awarded to a Florida Boy who was Bullied on the Bus and at School

A South Florida jury has awarded more than $5.2 million to a boy who sued a charter school claiming he was bullied and sexually assaulted by an older student; the bullying started when the child was age 7. The jury decided that the school was negligent in failing to stop the assaults. In many cases in Georgia, however, schools claim sovereign (i.e. State) immunity when a child is hurt at the school.

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Jury Awards $ 7M to Children of Woman Killed on the side of the Road in Georgia after Breaking Down

A Fulton County jury awarded nearly $7 million to the children of a 46 year woman killed as she and the driver of the car in which she was a passenger were attempting to change a flat tire on the highway. As the woman who was the passenger went to the back of the car and was attempting to remove the spare tire from the trunk, another car slammed into the women and the car, and the woman was pinned between the cars and died at the scene.

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The Georgia Court Rules that Drunken Driver’s Parents can Move Forward with a Claim for the Death of their son, but reminds us that the Power of the Trial Court to deny such claims is Alive and Well

In 2008, a young man was driving drunk when he hit an illegally parked tractor-trailer vehicle, setting the drunk driver’s vehicle into flames, and killing the drunk driver along with his passenger. The parents of the drunk driver are seeking damages from the owner and operator of the illegally parked vehicle.

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How to Choose a Trucking and Tractor Trailer Accident and Injury Attorney in Georgia

If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in any type of accident, then I am truly sorry. I understand that choosing the right attorney for your case can be daunting task. You want an attorney who understands what you are going through as well a lawyer who throughly understands the legal aspects of your case.

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Detecting Abuse and Neglect in Georgia Nursing Homes

In Georgia, there are millions of elderly people living in nursing homes and other long term care facilities. As our “baby boomers” age, this number will increase. The National Center on Elder Abuse projects that approximately 20 percent of the American population will be aged 65 or older by 2050. Some of this growing elder population will be able to stay in their homes. Many, however, will have to spend their golden years in a Georgia nursing home or assisted living center.

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