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Settlement reached in wrongful death suit against nursing home

The elderly members of our society are especially vulnerable to accidents, illness and even abuse by the people who are supposed to be their caretakers. Many elderly people are unable to care for themselves on their own anymore, and they should be treated with dignity and respect in their final days. When a family makes the difficult decision of placing a loved one in a nursing home, they should have the peace of mind knowing that the residence where their relative is staying will keep him or her safe and comfortable.

Georgia doctor allegedly rushed surgery, sued for wrongful death

Surgery always carries risks, but it’s truly a tragedy when a doctor tries to save time or cut corners during surgery, and a patient is injured as a result. These types of surgical accidents are preventable, and injured patients or their family members often view them as inexcusable.

Family may file medical malpractice suit after oral surgery death

When someone goes in for routine minor surgery, the last thing they expect is for a major complication to occur, especially if it results in permanent disability or death. Sadly, medical malpractice cases from minor procedures happen from time to time in every state, including Georgia. Accidents caused by medical practice negligence can cause victims or their families thousands of dollars in medical bills or funeral bills, not to mention pain and suffering.

Monster Beverage Corp. fights wrongful death lawsuit

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.

$13M verdict in fatal car accident meant to send a message

A $13 million verdict in a wrongful death lawsuit over the Georgia border in Alabama was intended to send message that driving under the influence can have serious consequences, according to the attorney representing the family of a girl who was killed in 2009 car accident. Even if the defendant never pays the full compensation, "the deterrence factor is the point," the attorney said.

Wrongful death suit for worker's I-beam fall settles for $1 million

The family members of a man who lost his life while working on a construction site in West Virginia will receive $1 million after the settlement of a lawsuit filed in federal court.

Defective Georgia food product subject of wrongful death suit

The parents of an infant boy who died in 2011 say that the boy's death was due to a food thickener product that was produced in Georgia. The company that made the thickener, SimplyThick, is now being sued for wrongful death for failing to warn the public about the problem, which did not become public until a month after the boy died.

Rehab facility's response to wrongful death suit thrown out

Calling it deceitful and an attempt at a cover-up, the DeKalb County judge overseeing a wrongful death lawsuit against a local drug rehab facility rejected the response the facility filed with the court. The decision will make it significantly easier for the parents of a patient who died at the facility in 2008 to prevail in their suit.

Atlanta Synthetic Pot Distributor Charged in Wrongful Death Suit

An Atlanta family recently filed a lawsuit, thought to be the first of its kind, against the purported distributor of the synthetic drug that had a hand in the death of their teenage son. The wrongful death suit was filed against the distributor of "Mojo Diamond Extreme 100X Potpourri," a type of synthetic marijuana.

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