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Our Atlanta auto accident attorneys understand that you probably have many questions following your accident. We have your answers. Contact us today to speak with an experienced lawyer about your case.
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Cancer continues to take a heavy toll on people in Georgia and throughout America. To make matters worse, doctors and other medical professionals such as radiologists and pathologists sometimes make critical errors such as failing to diagnose cancer early enough or misdiagnosing cancer. An experienced Atlanta failure to diagnose cancer attorney can help cancer medical malpractice victims recover for their losses. Turn to the most experienced cancer attorneys in Georgia.
In many ways, the American medical system is a modern miracle. Highly trained specialists use their knowledge and sophisticated medical equipment and devices to perform procedures and save or enhance lives in ways that were fantasies only a few years ago. But, too often, even simple procedures go awry. That is when you turn to an Atlanta Medical Malpractice Lawyer.
Georgia law says the measure of damages for a wrongful death is “the full value of the life of the decedent without deducting for any of the necessary or personal expenses of the decedent had he lived.” A jury also can award damages for such intangible factors as the enjoyment and experience of living. Although the victim’s lifetime earning capacity can be quantified with the assistance of financial experts, the intangible factors can be difficult to measure. Juries usually are instructed to use their “enlightened conscience” to determine an appropriate award.
About a million Americans get treatment for a head injury in a hospital emergency room each year. More than a quarter of them are diagnosed with a moderate to severe brain injury, and 70,000 Americans die each year from a head injury, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Medical and indirect expenses from such injuries cost the country more than $48 billion annually. Between 2.5 and 6.5 million Americans have survived a traumatic brain injury.
Georgia workers’ compensation law is designed to provide medical coverage and a basic level of support for employees who are injured on the job. It grew out of oppressive working conditions as the state and country industrialized at the turn of the 20th century.