Parents have every right to expect a safe place for their children to play at parks and fast food play areas in Georgia. Incidents do occasionally happen when a child is injured or sickened from a dangerous property condition. This opens the possibility of a premises liability case, which parents have the right to pursue in order to receive compensation for medical expenses or other consequences of the accident.
It can be a difficult job for law enforcement to determine who was at fault in an accident that injures or kills someone, particularly if multiple vehicles were involved. The vast majority of accidents are unintentional, but it's an unfortunate fact that if an accident was the result of driver error, the one at fault must be held accountable. When a car crash causes serious injury or death, the victims or their families will probably want to receive compensation for their medical expenses.
Hospital negligence and surgical errors are often seen in the news as a serious cause of medical malpractice, but a study by JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that mistakes made in the general practitioner's office are a much more common occurrence that result in thousands of illnesses or deaths a year. In fact, the study's authors say that doctor's office mistakes may cause more patient deaths or injuries than any other medical mistakes.
Businesses have a responsibility to provide safe products to their customers. Not only does a company face serious lawsuits if their products cause consumer injury, but company officials and employees can be charged with criminal offenses if it was proven that they knowingly provided dangerous or defective products to the public.
Monster Beverage Corp. is contesting its liability in a wrongful death lawsuit over the 2011 death of a 14-year-old girl. After the girl's parents sued for damages, the corporation stated that a pre-existing heart condition instead was the cause of her cardiac arrest and not the two Monster beverages the girl consumed shortly before her death. The company says that a medical examiner's report is inconclusive and lacks any physical evidence to link the girl's caffeine consumption to her death.