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What You Need To Know About The Granuflo Recall

In 2012, the Food and Drug Administration recalled Naturalyte and GranuFlo, which are manufactured by Frensenius Medical Care. Naturalyte and GranuFlo are used in the treatment of acute and chronic renal failure during...more

2/4/2014 - FDA GranuFlo Product Recalls

Move Over Law In Georgia

Across the nation, the number of law enforcement officers, emergency technicians and workers being killed during traffic stops responses to accidents, and construction sites is growing. ...more

1/31/2014 - Car Accident Traffic Stops

Studies Reveal Risks Associated With Yaz

Yaz is a prescription drug containing the synthetic hormone drospirenone that is used to prevent pregnancy, to treat moderate acne in women who are at least age 14, and to treat the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric...more

1/21/2014 - Birth Control Pill Design Defects FDA Prescription Drugs Yasmin

FDA Recall — Understanding The Process Of Patient Protection

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates pharmaceuticals and medical devices sold in the United States. The agency’s duties include...more

1/14/2014 - FDA Medical Devices Prescription Drugs

You Didn’t Know Texting While Driving Was Illegal? Georgia Laws Are Rarely Enforced

Texting while driving is dangerous. But did you also know it is illegal in Georgia? ...more

1/13/2014 - Distracted Driving Texting

Latest Recalls Of Contaminated Products Highlight Negligence In The Food Supply System

You do all you can to promote a healthy diet for your family. Your efforts may include carefully reading labels, excluding artificial ingredients, limiting fats and sugars and increasing fruits and vegetables. ...more

1/7/2014 - Food Contamination Food Manufacturers Food Safety Food Supply Negligence

How Do I Find Out Whether A Product Is Dangerous?

When you spend your hard-earned money on a product, you are hoping it works as promised, stands up to its expected use and generally provides you with some kind of convenience or enjoyment. You are probably not thinking about...more

1/6/2014 - Product Recalls Safety Precautions

Statute Of Limitations In Georgia

When you sustain a personal injury in an accident, you have the right to sue the person responsible. However, that right does not last forever. ...more

12/31/2013 - Car Accident Statute of Limitations

Herbal Supplements Bait-And-Switch — Labels Don’t Always Tell The Truth

Herbal supplements are a $5 billion per year industry that promise boundless health benefits. Some health promises are based in scientific research and medical fact....more

12/30/2013 - Dietary Supplements Food Labeling NIH

Protect Your Baby — Georgia Car Seat Laws

Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of death and injuries to children between one and 12 years of age in the United States. Proper car seat use can significantly reduce this alarming statistic....more

12/24/2013 - Car Seats

How At Fault Are You? Understand How Georgia’s Comparative Negligence Doctrine Affects Your Personal Injury Claim

One of your first questions after a car crash is likely, Whose fault was it? In most cases, the answer to this question is, Partly mine and partly someone else’s....more

12/23/2013 - Comparative Negligence

Distracted Driving Laws In Georgia

As technology advances, distracted driving has become a bigger problem. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that more than 1,060 people are injured and more than nine people die each day in the United...more

12/19/2013 - Distracted Driving

Georgia Super Speeder Law

Speeding is one of the leading causes of car accidents. In 2008, there were 306,342 car accidents in Georgia, and 18,999 were related to speed. ...more

12/10/2013 - Car Accident Fees Speed Limits

Actos MDL Case Update

The first of more than 1,500 Actos cases consolidated in a Louisiana federal court is scheduled to go on trial in January 2014. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) began MDL No. 2299 in December...more

11/26/2013 - Actos Cancer FDA Multidistrict Litigation Pharmaceutical Prescription Drugs

Drug Overdose Deaths And Negligence Lawsuits

For the first time in history, drug overdoses kill more people than auto accidents. Every day, approximately 105 Americans die and another 6,748 receive treatment in emergency rooms for drug abuse and misuse....more

11/25/2013 - Negligence Prescription Drugs

Arkansas Judge Approves Partial Flying-J Settlement

In a settlement agreement, attorneys for Pilot Flying-J and plaintiff trucking companies have agreed to settle all claims for about $35 million. In Little Rock, U.S. District Judge James M. Moody approved a settlement...more

11/19/2013 - Diesel Fuel Settlement Trucking Industry

Reverse Tort Reform?

In a notable departure from other tort-reform movements in the country, one state may soon permit medical malpractice lawsuit plaintiffs to recover significantly more noneconomic damages in negligence cases and other...more

11/14/2013 - Contingency Fees Damage Caps Damages Medical Malpractice Tort Reform

A Look Back On Zoloft

As early as 2006, Zoloft was linked to birth defects. Despite clear evidence of dangerous side effects in pregnant women, Pfizer continued to aggressively market the risky drug....more

11/5/2013 - Birth Defects FDA Pfizer Pharmaceutical Prescription Drugs Zoloft

Exploring Legal Options In A Georgia Wrongful Death Case

Losing a loved one because of the negligence of another party is overwhelming. You must deal not only with your emotional loss, but also with a financial loss. ...more

10/29/2013 - Wrongful Death

Sears Recalls Kenmore Brand Dehumidifiers For Fire Hazard

Sears issued another recall for 795,000 Kenmore brand dehumidifiers because of the units’ tendency to smoke, melt and catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. These defective dehumidifiers have caused...more

10/17/2013 - Fires Kenmore Product Recalls Safety Precautions Sears

Employers May Be Liable For More Than Workers’ Comp In Work-Related Accidents

Workers’ compensation benefits may help you make ends meet in the short term, but it is probably not enough money to help you face the future if your injury was devastating. When work-related injuries are caused by...more

10/16/2013 - Employer Liability Issues Workplace Hazards Workplace Injury

Car Makers: The Invisible Defendant

When an automobile accident occurs, the question of who was at fault almost certainly comes into play — whether at the point when an officer on the scene writes a ticket, or later when insurance companies and personal injury...more

9/13/2013 - Automotive Industry Car Accident Liability Negligence

Truckers Told To Give It A Rest

“We have got to get to a point where it is unacceptable to allow a fatal crash with a truck or a bus on our roadway with the public traveling around. We've got to get to zero.” So said Ann Ferro, head of the Federal...more

9/10/2013 - Car Accident Duty Hours Rest and Meal Break Roads Trucking Accident Trucking Industry Trucking Regulations

Types Of Evidence For Personal Injury Claims

Unlike in a criminal trial, where a jury may only convict the defendant if they are convinced of his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, in civil matters the standard is somewhat lower. The jury must only be convinced by...more

9/3/2013 - Bodily Injury Evidence

Waivers: Are You Signing Your Life Away?

If you or your child are about to participate in a risky activity — from scuba diving to sky diving or anything in between — you will almost certainly be required to sign a waiver of your right to sue the facility or event...more

9/2/2013 - Liability Waivers

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