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Why You Should Check For Nursing Home Abuse

You may hear stories of nursing home abuse every day in the news. You may have followed some of the recent celebrity stories or even seen local stories of nursing home abuse on the Atlanta news.  It's hard to believe these things can happen here, so close to home.  In...

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Georgia’s Traffic Citation

Imagine this scenario: Katie is driving to work early one morning.  She's tired from having too little sleep.  She's running late, knowing that one more time she will be fired.  Losing her job will mean she loses her apartment.  She's nearly to the parking lot with 5...

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Without a Single Drop to Drink, You Can Still Get a DUI

Imagine the following: You are driving home late one evening.  Maybe you worked late.  Maybe you are a college student and you met a study group to prepare for upcoming finals.  When you are about half the way home, you see blue lights in your rear view mirror.  You...

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Elderly Abuse Continues to Happen

News channels and investigators all over the Metro Atlanta area continue to report stories with headlines such as: Hidden camera video discovers case of elder abuse Nursing home worker charged with abuse of elderly Those are just two of a long list of cases that made...

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Elder Abuse: Are You Safe At Home?

Are you safe at home? It’s a simple question that family members, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists need to ask their older patients every time they visit.  Why? Because that simple question could open the door toward identifying...

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Bedsores and Other Signs of Elder Abuse

If you have entrusted an elderly loved one's care to professionals at a nursing home, you likely did so based on the assumption that a facility would be able to provide better care than you could. Imagine the horror if you were to find out that your loved one had been...

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Who Pays for Never Events?

Have you ever missed a doctor's appointment only to find that you have been billed for not cancelling within a period of time prior to the appointment?  This is a charge that your insurance company will not pay but you are expected to pay.  The theory behind this is...

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Bedsore Pressure Sore Fact Sheet

What is a Bed Sore or Pressure Sore? Bedsores (also known as Pressure Sores) are areas of damage to the skin and underlying tissue which develops due to prolonged pressure or friction on vulnerable areas of the body.  Typical areas include, the tail bone, sacrum,...

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Can You Sue for Bedsores or Pressure Sores?

Bedsores and pressure sores should never happen while in a hospital, nursing home or other facility.  The bedsore develops due to prolonged pressure or friction on vulnerable areas of the body.  Typical areas include, the tail bone, sacrum, hips, heels and elbows. ...

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Understanding and Recognizing Elder Abuse

In general, elder abuse is a term referring to any knowing, intentional, or negligent acts or omissions by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult. Federal and State surveys in the mid-‘80s determined that the...

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Frequently Asked Questions During a Civil Deposition

Under the GA Civil Practice Act, opposing counsel has the right to take your deposition upon proper notice. As a party to civil litigation you may be required to appear at a specific time and place to give your oral testimony under oath and taken down by a court...

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Key Deposition Pointers

Key Deposition Pointers A discovery deposition is the oral testimony of a witness taken down under oath and typed in a booklet format. Depositions are often taken in personal injury cases seeking money damages. Your attitude, truthfulness and appearance at the...

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You Have Rights in Criminal and Civil Cases

You have Constitutional and Statutory Rights in Criminal and Civil Cases (Georgia)   The U.S. Constitution, Constitution of the State of GA, and GA Statutes provide a basis for your rights to a Trial by Jury and access to the courts. This is a non-exhaustive...

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