Category Archives: Injury and Death Cases
Georgia court holds medical doctors liable for a patients suicide that was caused by unbearable pain from a botched medical procedure.
The Georgia Court of Appeals in a recent decision upheld a jury’s wrongful death verdict against certain medical doctors and their medical clinic for treatment that began with a botched injection into the knee of a 86 year old patient that resulted in an infection and unbearable pain that led her to jump to her death from her 14th […]
Yes, in certain circumstances. However, a prerequisite that has to be satisfied before a suit can be filed against the State of Georgia for negligence is to provide the State of Georgia written notice of the particulars of the claim within twelve months after the incident that your claim is based against the State of Georgia. The notice is referred to as an ante […]
Can a city in Georgia be sued for personal injuries, wrongful death, or property damage due to negligence?
Yes, in certain circumstances. However, a prerequisite that has to be satisfied before a suit can be filed against a municipality or city in Georgia is to provide the city written notice of the particulars of the claim within six months after the incident that your claim is based against the city. The notice is referred to as an ante […]
I am a Georgia resident and was in a car accident and injured. Who should I submit my medical bills to for payment?
I would submit your medical bills to your health insurance provider. If you do not have health insurance, read your automobile insurance policy to see if their is medical payments coverage. If there is medical payments coverage under your automobile policy, then submit your medical bills to your automobile insurance carrier. If you were not the at […]
Can you provide an update on the fungal meningitis cases that were caused by tainted steroid shots for pain?
The company that has been targeted for producing and distributing the tainted steroid shots is New England Compounding Company of Framingham, Massachusetts. Lawsuits are now being filed against the company as a result of some of the tainted steroid shots that originated from its facilities. Apparently, the steroid shots are being administered in various states by […]
Yes, you may have a claim. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local health departments, and the Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate meningitis outbreak of fungal infections among patients who have received a steroid injection of a potentially contaminated product into the spinal area. Several patients suffered strokes that are […]
I was injured in a car accident where the other driver was at fault and had no insurance. Am I out of luck as far as being compensated for my injuries?
Yes, you be may out of luck. However, please review your own automobile insurance policy. If you have uninsured motorists insurance coverage (UM coverage), then you may have an avenue for recovery of compensation for your injuries. UM coverage, which is a type of coverage within certain automobile insurance policies, provides coverage for the insured where the insured has been […]
I was injured in a car accident while working, and I am receiving workers’ compensation benefits as a result of the accident. Can I make a claim against the other driver who caused the accident and do I have to pay back the money I received in workers’ compensation benefits?
In Georgia, you can make a claim against the other diver as long as he/she was not a co-employee that was on the job at the time of the accident. As far as the workers’ compensation benefits you received, you do not have to pay them back if the sum of the workers’ compensation benefits you received […]
I was injured on my job in Georgia and am receiving workers’ compensation benefits. Can I make a claim against my employer for pain and suffering?
In general, in Georgia an employee receiving workers’ compensation benefits for a work related injury is barred from bringing a personal injury claim against his/her employer for the same injuries. However, please consult an attorney to discuss the specific facts of your case. Please contact Rumsey & Ramsey at (770) 394-9400 to discuss the facts […]
I was injured in a car accident that was not my fault. What do I need to do to protect my rights to be compensated for my injuries?
In general, exchange insurance information with the other driver, take photographs of the vehicles in the accident and the place where the collision occured, and obtain a copy of the police report and the names and addresses of any witnesses to the collision. After you have obtained the above information and had the chance to seek medical attention for your injuries, make an […]