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Understand the importance of informed consent

When you speak with your medical provider about a procedure you're considering, you expect them to be honest. You want them to be knowledgeable and to tell you all the possible side effects and risks involved.

If you go into a surgery without understanding the risks or begin a treatment not understanding the potential side effects, you could be left blindsided by injuries.

Medical malpractice claims involve proving wrongdoing

It is common for Georgia residents to need medical attention for various health issues. In some cases, a doctor may be able to perform a quick examination, determine the problem and provide a course of treatment. In other cases, a series of tests may be needed or possibly even surgery.

Understandably, you may feel nervous any time you need to visit a medical professional. You may worry that you will have a greater issue than you suspected, but you may also worry that your doctor or another staff member will brush off your concerns. You may also have fears that a member of the staff will make a mistake that leaves you worse off than before.

Get the right compensation for your spinal cord injury

Spinal cord injuries vary significantly, so it can be difficult to say how you'll recover once you suffer from one. What you do need to know is that those who cause injuries of a catastrophic nature can be held liable for doing so. People must take responsibility for the injuries they cause to others, even if they were unintentional.

Spinal cord injuries can be among the most expensive to deal with. They require a significant number of tests to detail how serious they are, and there may be a lifetime of care that applies to your case. For example, if you suffer a complete spinal injury, you'll likely have no feeling below the point of the injury. You may be confined to a wheelchair or need constant nursing support to give you the help you need in your home.

2 seriously hurt in 4-vehicle crash in Georgia

A four-vehicle collision in Gwinnett left two people seriously injured according to an update from April 1. Officers attending the scene on Interstate 85 north reported that a 33-year-old woman and a police officer were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

A third vehicle involved in the crash contained a 21-year-old woman who complained of injuries at the scene. She was not transported to the hospital, though she may seek care on her own.

Man found guilty of the crash that killed a Georgia deputy

When emergency vehicles are headed toward you or parked nearby, it's best to do what you can to be cautious. Not doing so can lead to a crash like this one, which resulted in a deputy's death.

A man in Georgia has been found guilty of the crash that caused a deputy's death in 2017. According to the news from March 27, the man faced trial, and jury determined that he should be found guilty of vehicular homicide due to DUI, DUI, failing to yield to an emergency vehicle, improperly turning at an intersection and vehicular homicide while driving recklessly.

Spinal injuries: Identifying the extent of the injury's essential

Spinal cord injuries can vary. Although people often think of spinal injuries as those that cause paralysis, the reality is that no two injuries are exactly alike. Someone who has suffered a blow to their spinal column and damage to the spinal cord might have paralysis from that point down, or they may have only a touch of feeling. Some people will have nerve pain, and others will feel everything but also have weakness.

It is important for those who have suffered a back injury to seek medical care and to have a full medical exam. This exam, along with the proper testing, can help medical providers understand the extent of the individual's back injuries and give them the best data on how to provide assistance to that person.

Even attentive truckers can be blind to hazards around them

As a Georgia motorist, you have shared the road with large trucks and various types of semitrailers. You understand the importance of these types of vehicles for the American economy, but you are also probably aware of how dangerous they can be when truckers are not attentive or drive recklessly. Due to their large size and heavy weight, these vehicles can cause excessive damage when involved in a crash.

Truckers have a special responsibility to drive safely and cautiously. While things like distracted driving, speeding and fatigue can greatly increase the chance of a truck accident, even attentive truck drivers may fail to recognize hazards that are all around them. This is due to something called attentional blindness.

Why are strokes so often misdiagnosed?

There are few things more frightening than the prospect of having a stroke. They can seemingly come out of nowhere. Even relatively young, healthy people can suffer strokes, as we've seen with the recent death of actor Luke Perry. As in his case, too often, they're fatal. Even when they aren't, they can be seriously debilitating.

A key to surviving a stroke and minimizing its long-term damage is to get proper treatment immediately. Unfortunately, stroke symptoms are often mistaken for other problems -- by the patient and too often even by medical professionals.

How can you avoid truck accidents?

Truck accidents happen regardless of the season, time of day or road conditions. People who drive trucks may cause collisions as a result of being tired, overworked or distracted. Sometimes, they fall asleep behind the wheel or make serious errors.

As a Georgia driver, you should do what you can to react quickly to dangerous truck drivers. Following are some examples:

Teen killed in attempt to steal vehicle; family sues

The family of a teenager who was killed by the police has decided to file a wrongful death lawsuit. According to the news report from Feb. 8, the 18-year-old teen was fatally shot by the Atlanta police after being accused of trying to steal an unmarked police vehicle.

The relatives of the teen have sued the city for $5 million. The incident, they argued, should not have resulted in the teen's death.

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