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The emotional turmoil of a semitruck crash can be devastating

There are some motor vehicle accidents that seem to happen in slow motion. You might see the semitruck coming straight for you but you can't do anything to stop it. This is a harrowing situation for anyone to be involved in. When you live to deal with the aftermath, you might soon realize that you have more to deal with than just the physical injuries.

Semitruck crashes are tough emotionally. As you get the medical care that will help you heal from your physical injuries, you may start to think about how much your life has changed. You might fear having to be on the same roads as semitrucks. You could realize that you can't drive any longer. All of these can make it much harder to live your life.

Georgia victim of medical malpractice awarded $18 million

Patients aren't expected to know when they're in medical danger. That's really the physician's job to keep track of what is happening and spot things like an infection that's spinning out of control. Just because the patient didn't complain and draw the physician's attention to a potential problem, doesn't mean the physician is off the hook.

That's the message a jury sent to doctors and hospitals in a recent Georgia lawsuit. A woman suffered what is likely permanent paralysis after a doctor failed to realize that an infection was spreading through her central nervous system.

Nurses charged in death of senior at nursing home

A total of three different staff members, two nurses and a healthcare aide, have been charged with crimes related to an elderly veteran's death. Their actions, or more accurately lack of action, is also the focus of a wrongful death suit against the care center for which they worked.

The elderly veteran entered nursing care in 2014 in Georgia. He had a liver condition and needed dialysis. He also had a history of heart issues that required monitoring.

Do I have a medical malpractice claim on my hands?

You, like many other Georgia residents before you and just like you, needed medical help. You did what you were supposed to do and went to the doctor. You got a diagnosis and agreed to the prescribed treatment. Now, you feel worse off than you were before. This has left you wondering if something went wrong and if you have a medical malpractice case on your hands.

When you go to a medical professional for help, you expect their assistance to actually help -- not make things worse. If you have reason to believe that an error in care or negligence occurred, according to state laws, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses. Sit tight, though. Medical malpractice claims are no joke. If filing this type of legal action is appropriate, it can take time to get through.

Workplace fatality risks have changed some in recent years

Workers in this country have a lot to worry about when they head in to their job. There are many different aspects of working that are dangerous, and these vary from one industry to the next. It is imperative that workers think about their risks in order to try to avoid being injured.

While there isn't any ways that you can prevent every accident, knowing some of the more common ones might be beneficial. Interestingly, the tide has turned in the workplace environment so some of the risks are changing with it.

Understanding just how risky drowsy driving can be

Drowsy driving has been described as being just as potentially deadly as operating a car while intoxicated. Both may impair a driver's ability to think, make them less attentive, and decrease their responsiveness. Really bad consequences can occur if a motorists falls asleep while driving their car.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, they estimate that as many as 100,000 crashes each year are caused by drowsy driving. As many as 1,500 people die in these crashes each year. Over 70,000 others suffer nonlife-threatening injuries in these types of collisions. It's estimated that drowsy driving crashes result in annual medical costs of as much as $12.5 billion dollars for victims.

Spinal cord injuries: How they occur and how costly they can be

Our spinal cord forms part of our nervous system. It's located within the vertebrae that run along the center of our back from the base of our skull to our tailbone. Portions of the nerve endings that make up the spinal cord can be found in all different parts of the body. They're responsible for controlling both involuntary motions, which includes breathing and digestion, as well as voluntary ones, such as leg and arm movement.

Depending on the type of spinal cord injury you suffer, you can be left with either complete or partial paralysis. This may not just impact your ability to move about freely, but also may cause loss of sexual, bowel and other bodily functions.

How can you minimize the risk of surgical errors?

Most people make it through surgery without negative repercussions. However, when things go wrong in surgery, there can be serious and even fatal consequences.

We put ourselves in a surgeon's hands, literally, so we may feel like we have no impact on the outcome. However, there are things that we can do to minimize the risk that something will go wrong.

Fatal car crashes are trending upward in Georgia

A newly published report by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GADOT) shows that over 1,500 people died in car crashes in the state during 2017. This statistic, which equates to approximately four daily deaths, marks an increase in fatal crashes by as much as 33 percent over the previous year.

A spokesperson with GADOT notes that the state is already, unfortunately, on a path to outdo its 2017 statistics in 2018 if some proactive measures aren't taken quickly.

A wrongful death claim is something that can be a challenge

The death of a loved one is a sad situation for anyone to have to deal with. When the death was because of another person's negligence, the tragedy seems to hit a little bit harder. In these cases, you might decide that you are going to take action to avenge the untimely and preventable death.

We understand that things are difficult right now. You might not realize just how much you counted on your loved one being there on a daily basis. This can make it hard for you to be able to move on with your life. While it won't bring your loved one back to you, a wrongful death lawsuit might help you recover financially.

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