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Legal help in pursuing compensation for medical malpractice

When a person goes to a doctor in Fulton County with a health issue or simply to receive a checkup, one of the last things they're expecting is to be a victim of medical malpractice. A doctor or medical professional's error can take many different forms, from a mistaken diagnosis to a failure to diagnose. Either can result in a worsened medical condition by placing a patient in a position where he or she is receiving treatment that they didn't need or didn't get the medication or care that could have cleared up the issue.

No one believes that a doctor is making an error purposely, but they do happen through negligence or an inadvertent mistake. Medical expenses can be accrued and rise exponentially due to such medical malpractice. Having a medical condition that forces a person to visit a doctor and being told that it's nothing serious is a relief. If, however, the problem doesn't go away and it's later discovered that the condition was actually something that had to be taken care of, the mistake could lead to long-term damage or a fatality.

Car accident sends elderly man to hospital with broken bones

An auto accident in Fulton County can lead to severe injuries and massive medical expenses. It can even result in fatalities. While most drivers operate their vehicles safely, there is always the chance for negligence, unfortunate circumstances or a driver under the influence to cause a car accident. Those who are seriously injured will have a great deal to consider after the crash.

Recently, a 68-year-old man suffered injuries when another car ran a red light and crashed into his. The vehicle that ran the red light was being driven by a 23-year-old man who was being followed by law enforcement. He was wanted on a warrant for simple battery. He is facing charges for DUI, eluding police, running through two stop signs and for not wearing his safety belt.

Increasing number of hit-and-run accidents a growing concern

For people in Fulton County, heading out on the road has inherent dangers. While accidents can happen at any time, drivers are at least accorded some semblance of protection by being in a vehicle. For those who are pedestrians or on a bicycle, their vulnerability leaves them in danger of serious injury and even death.

Accidents are bad enough, but if the accident involves a driver trying to escape, it's even worse. A hit-and-run accident isn't only dangerous to the lives and health of those involved; the decision to flee the scene is a criminal act. Unfortunately, in some of these accidents, there is a child involved.

How prevalent is nursing home abuse and neglect?

One of the most difficult and traumatic decisions a family in Fulton County has to make is choosing to place a loved one in a nursing facility. A vast amount of guilt and fear accompanies the admission that a loved one is no longer able to care for himself or herself and the family simply doesn't have the means to provide the necessary support. These feelings are compounded if it is revealed that the loved one was the victim of abuse while at the facility.

It's a dark secret that the number of elderly residents at a nursing home who are mistreated is so high. Studies have indicated that the numbers are staggering. Research from just a few years ago indicates that abuse may frequently takes place without anyone ever knowing about it. Sometimes the abuser is caught and made to face justice. Often, the crimes go unreported.

Child suffers serious injury in rear-end car crash

When driving in Fulton County, it's important that drivers pay full attention to the road and surroundings. Being cautious and obeying the traffic laws is a fairly reliable way to avoid a car accident. However, there are times when an accident is unavoidable, and it happens without warning. It is in these accidents that a person can be seriously injured. Serious injury can result in long-term consequences that can affect a person's entire life. This is especially true when the injured party is a child.

A rear-end crash at an intersection sent a 10-year-old boy to the hospital with critical injuries. The boy was riding in a vehicle driven by a 30-year-old woman when a 78-year-old man driving a Ford F-150 crashed into its rear. The second vehicle subsequently crashed into the car in front of it. The woman was also hospitalized. The accident is being investigated.

Fatal accident claims life of tow truck worker

A fatal accident can happen in Fulton County in any number of ways. It can occur on the road while driving, or even while walking across the street. Regardless of its cause, a fatal injury will have a dramatic impact on the family left behind. Not only will they have to deal with the loss of companionship, but it's possible that their entire financial situation will be turned upside down and that they will be left with no way to support themselves.

A 45-year-old tow truck driver was killed when a car crashed into him as he was loading a disabled vehicle onto his truck. According to the investigation, a Chevy Silverado that was being driven by a 21-year-old man went into the emergency lane on the roadway. It was there that the tow truck driver was in the process of clearing a disabled Pontiac Grand Prix. The tow truck driver was outside his truck when he was hit.

Four injured in car accident involving four vehicles

When driving in Fulton County, it's imperative that drivers pay close attention to what they're doing to avoid a car accident. This is especially true when on the highway. Vehicles moving at a high rate of speed can lead to people being seriously injured or killed in a crash. When there is an accident with injuries, it can change the lives of not only the person or persons who were hurt, but their families as well.

A recent accident involving four vehicles sent four people to the hospital. The accident occurred at shortly after 3 p.m. and involved a passenger car, two pickups and a tractor trailer. A 15-year-old boy was behind the wheel of a Ford pickup and heading east when he hit the back of a Toyota Avalon. The pickup then went into the lanes of traffic heading west and had a head-on collision with the tractor trailer. The tractor trailer then hit a Chevy pickup. The teen driver of the Ford pickup was airlifted to the hospital. His 77-year-old grandfather, the 81-year-old driver of the Chevy pickup and the 43-year-old driver of the tractor trailer were also taken to the hospital. The boy now faces charges for following another vehicle too closely.

Elderly woman contracts STD allegedly due to nursing home abuse

A nightmare scenario for a family in Fulton County is when they put an elderly or infirm loved one in a facility to care for them and discover that the nursing home staff has committed abuse. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse happens all too frequently. It can lead to injury, illness and even death. In many instances, the families are not even aware that their loved one suffered personal injury as a result of the nursing home workers' failure to adhere to a reasonable standard of care. When it happens, it's imperative that the circumstances be investigated to find out the details.

An investigation is proceeding due to allegations that a 75-year-old woman suffering from dementia had been sexually abused at the nursing home where she was a resident. The woman is terminally ill and had complained to her daughter that she was in pain. She was taken to the hospital where it was found that she had a sexually transmitted disease.

Fatal car crash claims two lives

While most drivers in Fulton County are cautious, obey the rules of the road and operate their vehicles safely, there will always be the possibility of a motor vehicle accident. With an accident of any kind, there is a chance of a fatality. When there is a fatal car crash, it comes as a shock to those who have been left behind. The loss of a loved one can be difficult to face, but when it happens in an accident, it's even worse. When car accidents lead to an untimely death, it's important that the family left behind know exactly what happened to cause the incident.

A recent four-car crash in Georgia killed two people a short time before 8 a.m. The accident occurred when a Ford Mustang, heading west, drove onto the eastbound side and hit a Chevy Trailblazer, a Nissan Altima and a Jeep Patriot. The collision caused the Jeep to flip over. The 52-year-old female driver of the Ford was killed as was the 43-year-old female driver of the Nissan. According to the police investigation into the fatal car crash, the driver of the Ford had her cellphone in her hand when she died. It is still being determined whether she was using it at the time.

Woman injured in car accident still hospitalized

When drivers in Fulton County venture out onto the road, they do so knowing that there is always the potential of a car accident. With car accidents, there is a chance that there will be significant injuries and even fatalities. That can lead to hefty medical expenses and other consequences in an accident's aftermath that many don't even consider as they focus on hoping for a full recovery. In some instances, these accidents involve people who are just beginning their lives and have young families.

A 20-year-old mother of a 2-year-old girl was injured in a car accident and is on life support. The accident occurred when her Honda Passport was rear-ended by a Ford F-150. The impact sent the vehicle onto the other side of the road and in the path of oncoming traffic.

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