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How Serious are Repetitive Stress Injuries?

When most people think of work injuries, they think of traumatic injuries like broken bones, lacerations, puncture wounds, head trauma, and more. However, repetitive stress injuries are one of the most common workplace injuries a person can sustain. However, employees often run into roadblocks when it comes to securing compensation for repetitive stress injuries. Here, we want to discuss the seriousness of repetitive stress or repetitive motion injuries as well as why you may need to seek assistance from an attorney to help you recover compensation in these situations. What are Repetitive Stress Injuries? These types of injuries are caused… read more

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What is Popcorn Lung?

One term that has popped up regularly over the last few years is called “popcorn lung.” This is the nickname for bronchitis obliterans, which is a condition where are the smallest air passages in our lungs sustain damage that makes us cough and feel short of breath. This condition can be caused by breathing in the same chemical that is used to flavor microwave popcorn (hence the name popcorn lung) but can also be caused by other lung illnesses or chemicals. Here, we want to delve more in-depth into how a person can sustain popcorn lung and look at whether… read more

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What Evidentiary Standard Must be Met for a Georgia Jury to Award Punitive Damages?

When a person sustains an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual, business, or entity, they should be able to recover various types of compensation. In most personal injury lawsuits, individuals are able to receive compensation for their economic and non-economic losses. This can include coverage of their medical bills, lost wages, property damage expenses, pain and suffering damages, and more. However, in some situations, punitive damages may also be awarded by a personal injury jury. Punitive damages are typically reserved for situations where the conduct of the defendant was determined to be especially egregious or… read more

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Slip and Falls in Places of Worship

Slip and fall injuries can lead to significant setbacks for victims, and these injuries can occur anywhere. When most people think of a slip and fall injury, and think of grocery stores or sidewalks and parking lots. However, property owners and operators have a duty to ensure the safety of their premises if they allow guests and visitors. This includes places of worship such as churches, synagogues, and mosques. These areas are not immune to lawsuits from individuals who sustain injuries on their premises. Here, we want to discuss how these injuries occur and how to prove liability for these… read more

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The Three Types of Products Liability Suits

The last thing that any person should have to worry about is that a product that they use or consume could cause them or their family harm. Unfortunately, defective products are not uncommon in this country. Almost every day, we hear about a major recall on the news. Sometimes the recall pertains to vehicles or foods and beverages. In other cases, recalls deal with appliances, workout equipment, and even children’s toys. Here, we want to discuss the three main types of product liability lawsuits that may occur, and they all revolve around different things that can go wrong with the… read more

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The Relationship Between Brain Injury And Stroke

When most people think of traumatic brain injuries, they think of most of the damage coming from the impact and the subsequent swelling that occurs inside of the skull. However, many people are not aware that there is a link between brain injuries and strokes. Strokes occur when the blood supply in part of the brain is interrupted or reduced. When this occurs, brain cells begin to die within minutes. The link between brain injuries and strokes needs to be discussed and understood, particularly if you or somebody you know has experienced a brain injury recently. What is the Link… read more

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Can I Seek Compensation For Food Poisoning?

The last thing any person expects when they consume foods or beverages is that they will become sick with food poisoning. Unfortunately, the reality is that there are times when the careless or negligent actions of a restaurant or company can lead to food becoming contaminated or improperly prepared. When this occurs, consumers can become incredibly ill. Here, we want to discuss whether or not you will be able to seek compensation if you have experienced food poisoning due to the actions of a restaurant or company. How Does Food Poisoning Occur? Data available from the Centers for Disease Control… read more

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Can I Recover Compensation After An Accident With A MARTA Bus in Atlanta?

The Metropolitan Area Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is the main public transport operator in the Atlanta area. The system was formed in 1971 and operated for a long time as simply a bus system, but MARTA now operates bus routes as well as a network of rapid transit systems with 48 miles of rail track. The MARTA bus system serves a much wider area than the rail system, including areas and Clayton, DeKalb, and Fulton counties. With several 100 buses that cover over 100 bus routes and millions of annual miles driven, it is inevitable that MARTA bus accidents will… read more

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A Statute Of Repose Could Affect Your Claim

When it comes to personal injury claims, most people understand that they have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit in order to recover the compensation they may be entitled to. We refer to these time limits as the statute of limitations. For example, the Georgia statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date the injury occurred. Failing to file a lawsuit within this timeframe will result in a person being unable to recover the compensation they are entitled to. However, most people have not heard of the statute of repose that applies… read more

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What Are Economic Damages in a Personal Injury Case?

If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual, business, or entity, you will likely be entitled to various types of compensation. However, it can become confusing when discussion about damages begins. A few phrases that are often thrown around in these situations include “economic damages” and “non-economic damages.” Here, we want to specifically discuss economic damages as they relate to personal injury claims made in Georgia. These costs can be tremendous, and it is crucial that any injury victim properly understand what they are entitled to. Economic Damages… read more

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