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Beware of Misread X-rays

Recently, we have been contacted by two potential clients about injuries that went undiagnosed despite the fact that x-rays were taken. In both instances the x-rays were taken in the office of a primary care physician – a family...

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Electronic Medical Records: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Electronic Medical Records are here to stay. Regulations propounded by Medicare and Medicaid are phasing in the requirement that all health care professionals, including hospitals, maintain all medical records in electronic format. There are obvious benefits to having universal...

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Georgia Court of Appeals Makes It Almost Impossible to Sue Emergency Room Doctors for Medical Malpractice

In our posting of July 25, 2012 concerning the circumstances under which an emergency room physician could be held responsible for the negligent treatment of a patient, we discussed a State Court decision from Dougherty County in the case...

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Georgia Supreme Court Holds Joint and Several Liability Constitutional

On July 9, 2010 the Supreme Court of Georgia in Couch v. Red Roof Inns, Inc. held that the Georgia law that requires the apportionment of damages was constitutional. In our posting of June 19, 2012 we discussed the...

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Roadblocks to Medical Malpractice Actions Against Emergency Medicine Doctors in Georgia

In 2005 the Georgia Legislature enacted what has been come to be known as “tort reform.” The overall impact of that legislation was to make it more difficult for people injured as a result of medical negligence to obtain...

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Georgia Supreme Court to Decide Important Law Concerning Plaintiffs in Lawsuit: The Constitutionality of Joint and Several Liability

In 2005 the Georgia Legislature enacted a law formally known as SB-3, often referred to as “tort reform.” SB-3 was intended to protect, among others, doctors who commit malpractice by making it more difficult to prove medical malpractice. One...

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Georgia Supreme Court to Decide Important Law Concerning Plaintiffs in Lawsuit: The Constitutionality of Joint and Several Liability

In 2005 the Georgia Legislature enacted a law formally known as SB-3, often referred to as “tort reform.” SB-3 was intended to protect, among others, doctors who commit malpractice by making it more difficult to prove medical malpractice. One...

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