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A Medical Malpractice Jury Trial in Georgia Allegedly Riddled with Errors Returns a Verdict of almost $ 22 Million Dollars for the Plaintiff, No Punitive Damages in the Case Despite Evidence to the Contrary, and a Vow from Defense Counsel that there Will

vitals-monitor-294066-m.jpgIn 2008, Gwen Brown underwent an elective procedure in Georgia whereby she was receiving injections of steroids at the direction of her doctor, Dr. Dennis Doherty, at the Southeastern Pain Ambulatory Surgery Center when it was indicated by monitors that her breathing was improper. It would be noted by lawyers for the Plaintiff and in Court documents that Ms. Brown was deprived severely of oxygen for as many as ten (10) minutes, that her blood pressure had dramatically dropped and that there was not a detection of any pulse. Regardless of the situation, Dr. Doherty did not discontinue the procedure.

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Georgia Nurse Receives Temporary Disability Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Shoulder Strain Suffered at Work

65899_hospital_bed_2-sxchu.jpgAn administrative law judge (“ALJ”) for the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation has ordered an employer to pay temporary total disability benefits to a nurse who was hurt while performing her job duties. In Case No. 2014-007345, a Charlton County employer requested a hearing to determine whether an employee was entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits for the injuries she allegedly sustained in a workplace accident. Although the employer was mailed a notice pursuant to the requirements of Georgia law, the employer failed to enter an appearance at the hearing. After reviewing the evidence offered by the worker, the ALJ issued his findings of fact and conclusions of law.

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A Georgia Premises Liability Case where a Hotel will now Pay $ 1.17 Million for the Shooting of a Guest

hotel-fasade-3-1341162-m.jpgIn Atlanta, Georgia on Pollard Boulevard on November 10, 2010 at approximately 2 a.m. at the Country Inn & Suites, Heinz Fojutowski, who had made a reservation and paid in advance online to stay at the hotel, was attempting to check into the hotel only to find that the front desk worker on duty had locked the front door. It would later be found out that this was for the clerk’s own protection. Since Mr. Fojutowski was not able to check into the hotel, he returned to his car whereby a man with a gun approached him from behind demanding money and the keys to the car. The gunman took both the keys and the money and then shot Mr. Fojutowski and fled in the now stolen vehicle.

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A Midtown, Georgia, now Closed, once Popular, Night-Club has a Default Judgment of over $ 10 Million Against it in a Dram Shop Liability Wrongful Death Action ~ part two

night-life-blog-jan-15-2015.jpgIn what would seem an open and shut Dram Shop Liability and Wrongful Death Action, that I began discussing in my last blog post titled, “A Midtown, Georgia, now Closed, once Popular, Night-Club has a Default Judgment of over $ 10 Million Against it in a Dram Shop Liability Wrongful Death Action ~ part one,” this case turns into a fight with an insurance company, the withdraw of attorneys by order of the court, and the insurance company’s CEO and founder, Jeffrey Cohen, now sitting in a federal detention facility awaiting trial on charges of making false statements and money laundering and he is attempting to represent himself in said action.

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A Midtown, Georgia, now Closed, once Popular, Night-Club has a Default Judgment of over $ 10 Million Against it in a Dram Shop Liability Wrongful Death Action ~ part two

lightspeed-for-blog-jan-12-.jpgThis most tragic incident began on January 19, 2010 when Christa Scott, then age 26, went to work at her job as a waitress for the once popular drinking and clubbing hotspot in Midtown, Atlanta, Georgia, Door 44. That night Door 44 was the host of a “Scallywags Ball” that was inviting patrons of the club to, “Come Get Stewed, Screwed, and Tattooed,” which was code for what the club was known for, wild partying and drinking. The bar not only hosted such events, it also encouraged its employees, like Scott, to drink with patrons and had employees do shots before shifts also known as “shift shots”.

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A Midtown, Georgia, now Closed, once Popular, Night-Club has a Default Judgment of over $ 10 Million Against it in a Dram Shop Liability Wrongful Death Action ~ part one

lightspeed-for-blog-jan-12-.jpgThis most tragic incident began on January 19, 2010 when Christa Scott, then age 26, went to work at her job as a waitress for the once popular drinking and clubbing hotspot in Midtown, Atlanta, Georgia, Door 44. That night Door 44 was the host of a “Scallywags Ball” that was inviting patrons of the club to, “Come Get Stewed, Screwed, and Tattooed,” which was code for what the club was known for, wild partying and drinking. The bar not only hosted such events, it also encouraged its employees, like Scott, to drink with patrons and had employees do shots before shifts also known as “shift shots”.

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One of Georgia’s Top Legal Settlements in 2013 Involving a Total of Nine Motor Vehicles and a Collision with a Tractor-Trailer

road-traffic-accident-1016504-m.jpgIn April of 2012 the Plaintiff John Roe, age 30, was driving his motor vehicle on 1-285 in Georgia with two (2) passengers; Jane Doe age 1, and John Doe age 6. At the same time, Defendant Jimmy Roe was driving a Tractor-Trailer when he struck another car that was driven by Defendant James Roe. At that time, James Roe was attempting to change lanes when he crossed the outer lanes of traffic and then struck the median. Both Defendants Jimmy Roe and James Roe lost control of their vehicles and struck more vehicles on the interstate resulting in a collision with a total of nine (9) vehicles.

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An Injured Employee is Awarded $ 2.58 Million Dollars in an Unusual Injury Case in Georgia

love-under-cannon-1395190-m.jpgA Railroad Worker for Railserve, Inc., Plaintiff Colby Hines, age 28 years old, and some of his fellow employees were drinking beer after work when Hines and his fellow employees, and possibly a supervisor or two, decided to make a potato cannon. A potato cannon is a make shift bomb made of beer cans, potatoes, and other items that act as projectiles.

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