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September 2017 Archives

Changing laws and medical malpractice

When it comes to surgeries, patients generally place all of their trust into the hands of medical professionals. After all, doctors and surgeons are the health experts, as they give medical advice, operate on patients and deal with some of life's most pressing problems. Yet all individuals are inevitably prone to human error at one time or another, but sometimes, these errors can be tragic and even life-threatening. Patients in Georgia who have experienced medical malpractice have the right to take legal action and seek compensation for their losses.

Truck company settles lawsuit for $9.5 million

It may be easy to understand why those traveling on Rome's streets and highways may be intimidated by the large semi-trucks and commercial vehicles on the road. Their massive size makes for dangerous potential should they be involved in an accident. However, motorists often take comfort in the assumption that not only do the companies that own these vehicles maintain them to the highest of standards, but also that those operating them are more than qualified to do so. Unfortunately, in many cases, that is proven to be untrue. 

Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in latest talc verdict

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $417 million to a California woman who developed ovarian cancer after having used talc-based products for routine feminine hygiene. The lawsuit claimed that talc products including Johnson's Baby Powder cause ovarian cancer when used in that way and that J&J knew but failed to warn consumers about the risk.

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