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November 2017 Archives

Overview of Georgia's workers' compensation system

Like all other states, Georgia has a workers' compensation system in place that is designed to make sure employees who get injured on the job get paid quickly for their medical expenses and also get the income they lose from being out of work reimbursed, at least partially. The system also covers all funeral expenses and lost wages when a worker dies in connection with a fatal workplace accident.

What can go wrong if I get a hip replacement?

In many cases, hip replacement surgery is a godsend for residents of Rome, Georgia and other residents of this state. However, there have been cases, recently having come to light, of something going horribly wrong with the hip implant. The end result is that a patient who thought he or she was getting a new lease on quality of life may wind up in a worsened condition, or even permanently disabled.

Can medical product liability result from heater-coolers?

Those who have been through, or have had loved ones go through, open-heart surgery are well aware of the stress it involves. The list of potential risks is long and frightening, and serious consequences can result, even if nothing goes particularly wrong. When there is some device or product used in the operation that does not work correctly for some reason, the results can be devastating. It is important for those who may need such surgery to know from where such risks may emerge, and how their rights might be protected.

Zofran use during pregnancy and threats to patients' health

Pregnancy can be both a blessing and a curse for expectant mothers in Georgia. On one hand, a mother-to-be may be ecstatic to meet her new baby and bring a new member into her family. On the other hand, if she is one of the unfortunate women who suffers from morning sickness during her pregnancy, she may wish for relief from her nausea, vomiting and discomfort.

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