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December 2014

Pre-Existing Conditions in Workers’ Compensation Cases in Georgia ~ part one

industry-1057585-m.jpgSince many jobs in Georgia involve different physical demands even if it is a job that involves extensive sitting and typing at a computer, it is no wonder that so many Workers’ Compensation Claims every year involve the issue of Pre-Existing Conditions. In order to understand how the Aggravation of a Pre-Existing Condition may have an impact on your Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Georgia, it is first important to understand what exactly is a Pre-Existing Condition.

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Appeals Court Finds Accident Compensable Based on Ingress and Egress Rule in Georgia Workers’ Compensation Case

DSC08478-B-morguefile-dodgertonskillhause-300x225.jpgThe Georgia Court of Appeals has overturned a Georgia Board of Worker’s Compensation decision denying benefits to a deceased man’s family. In Bonner-Hill v. Southland Waste Systems, Inc., a man was tragically killed when his vehicle was struck by a train while he was driving over railroad tracks on his way to work. The man’s workplace is situated in such a way that anyone entering or exiting the premises is required to pass over the train tracks.

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A Fatal Shooting in Helen, Georgia has lead to a Wrongful Death Civil Suit and Asks some very Important Questions

autum-park-for-blog-dec-20.jpgOn August 16 May Araim was in Helen, Georgia when she was shot and killed by a man who was sitting on the main street of the small Bravian-Style town on a bench. The man, Glenn Lampien, who shot May Ariam, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and the fate of the criminal case has yet be determined.

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A Slip and Fall in an Icy Parking Lot Yields a $ 700K Jury Verdict in Fulton County, Georgia for the Plaintiff ~ part two

parking-lot-with-snow-for-dec-13-blog.jpgThis is a continuation of my blog post titled, “A Slip and Fall in an Icy Parking Lot Yields a $ 700K Jury Verdict in Fulton County, Georgia for the Plaintiff ~ part one.”

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A Slip and Fall in an Icy Parking Lot Yields a $ 700K Jury Verdict in Fulton County, Georgia for the Plaintiff ~ part one

snow-sign-for-december-10-blog.jpgOn December 15, 2010 outside the Perimeter by the Chattahoochee River in Georgia at an office complex the Plaintiff, Layla Bioys, was participating with her coworkers in a company event when it began to snow with sleet and freezing rain earlier that afternoon.

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A High-Low Agreement while the Jury Deliberates is Finalized resulting in a $ 875K Settlement in Favor of the Plaintiff in a Dental Malpractice Case in Fulton County, Georgia

Imagine being 28 years old and going to the dentist for a relatively routine procedure to have a wisdom tooth extracted when instead the end result following the procedure is lifelong numbness and tingling, accompanied by continuous, unending excruciating pain in the lower part of your face and mouth. For Plaintiff Kerry Stolte this was more than something to be imagined, this was her reality after the Defendant Dentist M. James Fagan, III severed her lingual nerve during a dental procedure that was simply meant to remove her wisdom tooth.

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As the Possibility of a Bad Faith Claim Lingers, an Accident involving a possible Fatigued Tractor-Trailer Driver Yields a $ 950,000 Settlement: $ 200,000 above Policy Limits

truck-for-dec-3-2014-blog.jpgOn February 19, 2012 the Plaintiff, Michael Gentis, was heading North on I-85 in his Honda Civic at Spaghetti Junction in Georgia when a truck merging from I-285 in front of him swerved out of control and jackknifed. The Plaintiff was not able to stop and subsequently crashed into the tractor-trailer.

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