Is Your Local Nursing Home Taking MRSA Precautions?

Friday, October 27th, 2023

MRSA, or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a bacterial infection becoming more and more common throughout the U.S. Recently, it’s become an area of concern among care facilities like hospitals and nursing homes.

Often recognized as a “staph infection”, MRSA is caused by Steaphylococcus aureus, a highly common bacteria that is present on the skin or… Read More

Birth Injury: Failing to Perform a C-Section in a Timely Manner

Friday, September 29th, 2023

More than 30 percent of children born in the U.S. every year are born via cesarean deliveries, also known as C-sections. The most common reason for a cesarean section is labor dystocia, or labor that isn’t progressing. If labor isn’t progressing along well, the mother and baby may be at risk for long-term consequences and… Read More

How Do You Prove Wrongful Death in Georgia?

Friday, August 25th, 2023

Losing a loved one is an incredibly painful experience, especially when his or her death was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. In Georgia, if you believe that your loved one’s death was the result of such circumstances, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death claim. However, proving wrongful death in Georgia… Read More

How to Prevent Hydroplaning During Heavy Downpours in Atlanta

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023

Contact the serious car accident lawyers at Pope & Howard in Atlanta if you think you have a case.

With an average of 1 million accidents occurring each year due to hydroplaning on wet pavement, it’s easy to find yourself in a dangerous situation on the road. If you or a loved one were injured… Read More

Cement Truck Accident Lawyers in Atlanta, GA

Wednesday, May 31st, 2023

Any motor vehicle accident can cause damage, but an accident with a cement truck, which is 20 times as heavy as the average car (up to 30,000 lbs.), can significantly increase injuries and damage. Cement truck drivers are held to high standards of safety because of the high-risk potential their heavy loads carry, so it’s… Read More

Drawbacks of Relying on Blind Spot Monitors in New Cars

Friday, May 26th, 2023

New cars have incredible safety features that would wow even the least enthusiastic car shopper, but don’t let these safety features fool you. While a helpful assistant for your own sharp eyes and driving skills, they aren’t meant to replace your close attention and awareness while driving on the road.

In fact, a 2018 study… Read More

The 4 Ds of Negligence in Medical Malpractice Claims

Friday, May 5th, 2023

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or healthcare provider fails to provide reasonable care to their patient in some way, whether they fail to take action when necessary or fail to provide proper treatment, and because of this action, brings harm or injury to the patient. However, because the study of medicine is complex and… Read More

Nursing Home Negligence in Georgia – Understaffing in Nursing Homes

Friday, April 21st, 2023

Nursing homes exist to take care of patients who cannot take care of themselves, so one of the most basic requirements for nursing homes is to hire enough caregivers to handle the patients they accept.

Some nursing homes choose to cut costs by hiring fewer people while still accepting the same number of patients. Even… Read More

How Lane Splitting Can Lead to Catastrophic Car Accidents

Friday, March 24th, 2023

Lane splitting can cause vehicle accidents that create catastrophic consequences for all parties involved. Learn more about lane splitting and how the Atlanta car accident attorneys at Pope & Howard can help you seek compensation for harm caused by this traffic maneuver.

What is Lane Splitting?

Lane splitting occurs when a motorcyclist rides between lanes,… Read More

Failure to Address Signs of a Stroke in Medical Malpractice Cases

Friday, February 3rd, 2023

Almost 800,000 strokes occur each year in the United States alone, with two-thirds being first-time strokes. The most common cause of stroke is an ischemic stroke, which usually happens when a blood clot forms in the body, dislodges, and travels to the brain, blocking the flow of blood and oxygen to vital areas of the… Read More

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