Understanding big rig safe driving techniques

Big rigs are a common sight along Georgia highways. They fill the truck stops and travel to all corners of the state. Often viewed as the backbone of a thriving economy, semi-trucks carry everything from produce and tires to clothing and fertilizer. As cooler...

What should I discuss with my surgeon?

If you are preparing for an upcoming surgery, you need to be well informed. As part of informed consent, a doctor should discuss with you the risks and benefits of your surgery as well as alternatives. To understand your options as best as possible, you should know...

What do I do if my medication is recalled?

People have a reasonable expectation that the medications they take are safe and will help them. Though that is the aim, unfortunately, mistakes do happen, and a drug that was meant to heal a patient can actually end up causing harm. The effects of such an error can...

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...

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...

When a dangerous product causes harm, who is to blame?

When you go to a store and buy something for yourself, your family or your home, it is with the assumption that it will be safe to use and not cause you undue harm. Unfortunately, consumer products are not always safe, and they can cause significant harm to innocent...

Diagnostic errors may occur at any time

Your illness caused you pain and discomfort for weeks, perhaps months or longer. If you heard yourself describing the symptoms again and again with increasing intensity only to have your Georgia doctor send you home with another prescription, your frustration may have...

A traumatic brain injury could affect almost every area of life

Suffering a serious injury can have lasting effects on a person's life. In some cases, injuries are catastrophic because of the severe damage caused. If you suffer this type of injury, you may find yourself losing abilities that you once had and having to learn new...