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Appendicitis Misdiagnosis in Atlanta, Georgia

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Appendicitis is an extremely debilitating and often deadly attack on your body that can be misdiagnosed by doctors. If appendicitis goes untreated because a doctor failed to identify the cause of your symptoms, you could be entitled to just compensation.

If you or a loved one has suffered consequences of an appendicitis misdiagnosis, let the… Read More

Common Surgical Errors in Medical Malpractice Cases

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Contact Pope & Howard, a Top-Rated Medical Malpractice Law Firm in Atlanta, Georgia, About Your Surgical Error Case.

While most medical professionals and surgeons are skilled, careful and attentive, it’s the unfortunate truth that some surgeries and procedures don’t always go as planned. It’s important to be aware of common surgical errors so that you… Read More

Anesthesia Errors in Georgia Medical Negligence Cases

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Anesthesia ensures patients receive comfortable care during surgery; however, anesthesia can be a risky option for many patients. While anesthesiologists are trained to administer anesthesia carefully while monitoring the patient’s throughout surgery, mistakes can happen. These errors, while never intentional, can have huge consequences, and in some cases, can result in the death of the… Read More

Georgia Med-Mal Legislation Appears DOA this Session

Friday, January 17th, 2014

According the Daily Report, it seems that Senate Bill 141, which seeks to eliminate the Constitutional right to trial by jury for Georgians harmed by medical negligence, won’t make it the Senate floor this session. Legislative leaders cite the impending primaries and a looming 2015 budget deadline as reasons not to take up this… Read More

New Study Estimates Over 440,000 Deaths from Medical Negligence Per Year

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Despite all the attention and political grandstanding the topic of health care receives in the news, no one is talking about the findings of a shocking new study.  John T. James, Ph.D., chief toxicologist for NASA and an advocate for patient safety, has completed an exhaustive study and concluded that from over 400,000… Read More

Senate Bill 141 Seeks to Replace Current Med-Mal System

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

What do workers’ compensation cases and medical malpractice suits in Georgia have in common?

Senate Bill 141.

 For those of you who haven’t heard, Senate Bill 141, which was filed by Senator Brandon Beach of Alpharetta, seeks to replace Georgia’s current medical malpractice system with a workers’ compensation-esque review… Read More

Doctors & Lawyers Speak Out Against Patient Injury Act

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Both the the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) and Medication Association of Georgia(MAG) have both spoken out against Senate Bill 141, a bill that was created to replace the state’s medical malpractice system with a worker’s compensation-like review board.

The bill, which is known as the Patient Injury Act, is backed by a group of… Read More

First Case of Fungal Meningitis in GA Confirmed

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Georgia officials confirmed that the state’s first case of fungal meningitis is linked to steroid shots for back pain. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, the patient is a 66-year old Bibb County woman. She is in stable condition, is not hospitalized, and is being cared for by an infectious disease physician.

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Prescription Drug Overdoses Drop, but Xanax Tops List

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

On Tuesday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced that prescription drug overdose deaths declined by 9% in 2011, according to the AJC. This reverses an upward trend that had prevailed since 2008.

There were 512 prescription drug overdose deaths in 2011 compared to 560 in 2010. Total overdose deaths –those caused… Read More

New Study Proves Frivolous Medical Malpractice Suits Are a Myth

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

The argument that health care costs continue to rise due to frivolous lawsuits is a myth. According to a new study by the American Medical Association, less than 5 of percent medical malpractice cases make it to trial. Of those cases, nearly 80 were judged in favor of the physician, according to valawyersweekly.com.

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