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September 2014 Archives

Woman dies after surgeon uses wrong dye in spine

Mistakes made in the medical field in Fulton County, Georgia can have devastating and even deadly results. Researchers have identified an area of medical malpractice that is known as “cognitive bias.” This term refers to doctors, nurses and other health professionals who make mistakes reading medical charts and labels on medications. These mistakes are done because healthcare workers see what they expect to see instead of what is actual there.

Distracted driving can lead to accidents

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon to see drivers in the Atlanta area engaged in distracting behaviors when they should have their entire focus on the road. Here at Garland, Samuel & Loeb we know that distracted driving is a problem in Fulton County and recognize the role it plays in both serious and deadly car accidents.

Woman files premises liability suit against maintenance company

When a person is injured after slipping and falling in a parking lot or other area of a privately or publically owned property in Fulton County, Georgia, he or she may automatically think of going after the property owner for compensation. While this may be the right course of action in a majority of premises liability lawsuits, there are some accidents where someone other than the property owner may be to blame.

Surgical "never events" number in the thousands every year

Despite hospitals and surgical centers in Fulton County, Georgia, taking steps to avoid mistakes during surgeries, they often still occur. Surgical errors that can be prevented such as operating on the wrong site or leaving a foreign object inside a person’s body are known as never events because they should never happen. According to a study performed by John Hopkins, approximately 4,044 never events happen every year in the U.S.

Brain injuries can be catastrophic

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 2.5 million traumatic brain injuries that were reported in 2010 in the U.S. A number of these could be considered catastrophic injuries. Catastrophic injuries can severely affect a person’s and his or her family’s lifestyle by preventing the injured person from working here in Fulton County, Georgia. When an injury is described as catastrophic, it typically means that it is a permanent injury that disables someone from working gainfully in his or her chosen career.

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