When you buy a product, you have the right to expect it will be reasonably free from defects and safe to operate when used as intended. This is especially true with a costly consumer product that has the potential to put you at serious risk of harm– such as a motor vehicle.  Atlanta defective products

Cars should be designed to operate in a safe way on the roads to protect drivers, occupants, and other motorists. Unfortunately, in recent years, there have been a record number of vehicles recalled because of serious or even life-threatening defects. Now, the NHTSA is actually warning some motorists to stop driving their vehicles immediately because those cars present an immediate risk to safety.

Car manufacturers, like other product makers or distributers, should be held accountable if the items they sell to consumers cause harm. An Atlanta defective product lawyer should be consulted to provide representation and assistance to victims injured by a dangerous car or other products that cause harm when used as intended.

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A tragic accident at a water park has resulted in the owner of a water park and the designer of a water slide facing criminal charges, according to the New York Times. The indictment indicates that the slide violated basic design principles. There is also evidence that the slide failed safety testing before the tragic accident and that previous patrons of the water park had also sustained serious injuries on the slide before a fatal accident occurred.  Atlanta injury lawyer

When accidents happen at amusement parks or water parks, victims need to understand their rights. In many circumstances, those who have been hurt can take legal action to obtain compensation from the amusement park or water park owner or operator. This is true even in circumstances where victims signed release forms that purport to absolve the park owners of liability for injuries. These release forms do not protect negligent owners or operators from being held responsible for injury, as those who sign them assume only the known risks and aren’t giving up their rights to take action when a park owner’s failures are the cause of harm.

Determining how to take action after an injury at an amusement park or water park is complicated, but an Atlanta personal injury lawyer can provide the necessary assistance pursuing your claim under premises liability laws.

Nursing home residents deserve to be treated with respect and dignity, but unfortunately many nursing home patients suffer various types of abuse at the hands of caregivers who should be helping them to stay safe and cared for.  Conservative Review reported recently on a multi-year investigation that the AARP conducted into the abusive practices of nursing homes overprescribing patients anti-psychotic drugs. Atlanta nursing home abuse

This practice can have deadly consequences for patients and it is vitally important that seniors and their families take legal action when a nursing home improperly administers medication. The improper use of anti-psychotic drugs is called chemical restraint and it is considered to be a form of nursing home abuse.

An Atlanta nursing home abuse lawyer can provide assistance in making a claim to recover compensation for economic loss and for compensatory damages when this type of abuse happens. Continue Reading

When you sustain injuries as a result of an accident that someone causes as a result of negligence or as a result of wrongdoing, you are entitled to receive full and fair compensation for all of the harm that you experienced. In many cases, victims who sustain injuries were in good health before the accident and it is easy to show that the accident was the reason why the victim is now hurt. Sometimes, however, the victim will have already had an injury. When an accident affects a person with a pre-existing injury, the case becomes more complicated. Atlanta personal injury lawyer

Victims with pre-existing conditions are still entitled to compensation but must prove the extent of the damage that the accident caused.

An Atlanta personal injury lawyer can provide assistance in situations where someone who was already hurt gets more severely hurt as a direct result of an auto accident, a fall, or any injury that happens due to negligence.

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Every eight minutes, a young baby under the age of three is involved in an accident as a result of an issue with a baby product, according to Scientific American.  Each year, an estimated 66,000 kids get hurt due to some type of accident that occurs while a baby product is being used.  This is a huge number of infants who may need expensive medical care and who could suffer permanent damage or even be killed as a result of injuries sustained in an accident. Atlanta product defect lawyer

Parents need to be aware of what the risks are, and also of how the law protects them and their children. If the accident which occurs is caused by a problem with the baby product, parents have legal options. A parent could pursue a claim on behalf of a child who was injured due to a defective baby product. This lawsuit could make it possible for parents to get the money they need to provide the best care for an injured baby. An Atlanta defective product lawyer can help parents to determine if they might have a case and can fight for parents to get full compensation if their son or daughter was hurt due to a product defect.

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Currently, there are around 570 clinics throughout the United States which promise patients they can reduce pain, improve healing, and high all sorts of serious medical conditions including serious illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and muscular dystrophy. These clinics tell consumers they can fix their serious health issues through the use of stem cell therapy. According to  Scientific American, around 351 U.S. companies are marketing these stem cell clinics directly to consumers.  The problem is, their marketing materials may be dishonest, and the clinics themselves often cannot actually live up to the hype. In a worst-case scenario, the clinics actually cause harm instead of helping. atlanta medical malpractice

How can this happen? The issue is the stem cell clinics currently fall into a regulatory grey area and the federal government needs to do more to ensure these clinics are safe.  The Food and Drug Administration has already issued draft guidance aimed at improving regulatory efforts, and there has been extensive demand by interested parties to provide comments on the FDA’s proposal. It is not yet clear, though, if the FDA will actually be able to move forward with the new rules which would make reigning in stem cell clinics possible by giving the FDA authority to regulate them in a similar way to the FDA’s regulation of biological drugs.

Regardless of what the FDA does or doesn’t do, anyone who receives treatment at a stem cell clinic should know his or her rights in case a problem occurs. An Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer can provide assistance in pursuing a case to get compensation if something goes wrong and a stem cell therapy clinic causes harm.

Nursing home abuse takes many different forms, but one especially devastating type of abuse is sexual abuse against the elderly. Many people do no realize how widespread the problem of nursing home sexual abuse is, but a disturbing new CNN report attempts to shed light on a problem which CNN believes is a much bigger issue than most people are aware of.  Atlanta nursing home abuse

When sexual abuse occurs, nursing home residents and can be physically and mentally harmed. The vulnerable seniors who fall victim to abuse deserve to be fully and fairly compensated for economic and non-financial loss. An Atlanta nursing home abuse lawyer can represent senior abuse victims and their families and help them to pursue a damage claim after an act of abuse occurs. Often, nursing homes bear at least some responsibility for acts of sexual abuse committed by staff members, and these care facilities can be held responsible for the harm to seniors.

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According to Atlanta Journal Constitution, a robbery occurred recently and a Georgia lawmaker was caught up in the violent theft which the robber was committed. The state representative was traveling home to South Georgia after leaving the capital where he attended a session of the General Assembly. He stopped to get gas when the robbery happened, and he was shot by the robber.  The circumstances surrounding the shooting and robbery incident are not yet clear, and the incident is under investigation. atlanta negligent security

This robbery was more newsworthy than many because it involved a lawmaker getting shot. Unfortunately, however, this is not an isolated incident or an out-of-the-ordinary situation. Robberies happen, just as other violent crimes do. When a robbery happens, if you get hurt during it, you need to understand what your rights are for recovering compensation for injuries.  An Atlanta premises liability lawyer can provide assistance in understanding what your rights are after a robbery happens.  Continue Reading

In more than 30 states throughout the country, victims of medical malpractice are limited in how much compensation they can obtain for non-economic losses, such as compensation for pain and suffering. These limits have come about through tort reform. Now, the Washington Post reports that some lawmakers on the federal level are considering tort reform efforts that could apply nationwide. Unfortunately, depending upon the decision that are made by federal lawmakers, this could result in substantial additional limits on the rights of injured patients and their families. Atlanta medical malpractice claims

An Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer can provide assistance to victims in pursuing claims for compensation after harm due to medical negligence, with the goal of recovering the maximum possible compensation. Victims who get hurt should be fully and fairly compensated for all loss, but tort reform efforts can interfere with this by allowing only partial recovery for some of the most damaging losses a victim endures.  Continue Reading

Recently, a train accident happened when a driver left his truck on train tracks. The train tracks were at-grade and were not marked very well, nor were they gated off. The man in the truck had been led to the tracks by his GPS device, which does not have specific information about at-grade railroad tracks. His truck got stuck on the tracks, and he left the truck there with his door open. He later alleged he had gone to get help. Unfortunately, a train hit the truck. The New York Times indicated that the fatal accident resulted in the death of the train engineer. It also caused 32 other people on the train to get hurt. The man who was driving the truck who had left it on the tracks is facing criminal charges. Atlanta product liability lawyer

This accident is one of many that has happened at railroad tracks located at grade. The risk of accidents at these tracks is a widespread problem and the National Transportation Safety Board is urging technology companies to add the locations of more than 200,000 railroad crossings onto GPS devices. The GPS would show the crossing on the digital map and would provide alerts to drivers who are approaching them.

Of course, while tech companies could opt to do this, it is not clear that it is the responsibility of GPS makers to try to improve road safety or prevent collisions. In fact, there have been numerous cases when people have gotten hurt because of incomplete info on a GPS or even because a GPS device had the wrong info. If such an accident happens, victims should find out what their options are for taking legal action. An Atlanta defective products attorney can provide assistance when problems arise due to a GPS device that leads a driver to a dangerous location.  Continue Reading