Regardless of the reason for your visit or how long you plan to stay, when you check into a hotel, you have the assumption and expectation that you will be kept safe as a guest of the property. In fact, hotels have the legal responsibility to do so. Unfortunately, accidents and injuries do happen at hotels, and in the case of the Downtown Atlanta Sheraton, major illness can occur as well. Just last month, the largest recorded outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in state history occurred at the Sheraton Hotel in Atlanta. Why? Lawyers claim hotel negligence. Continue reading “Why Sheraton Hotel Guests Are Filing Claims of Negligence”
Have you suffered post-surgical complications after having a medical device implanted? The FDA has published millions of reports, which were previously protected by a loophole, detailing problems experienced by patients. In some cases, patients may have died as a result of potential defects or known adverse events associated with medical devices.
Companies were permitted, in accordance with the reporting law, to submit certain reports as summaries where the information contained was considered “duplicative.” This typically applied to adverse events that were already understood and recorded in previous reports. Continue reading “Medical Device Claims Lawyer”
They don’t call us “Hotlanta” for nothing. Georgia southern summer heat is sweltering and needs two things for the cure: a tall, icy glass of sweet tea and a shimmering aqua blue pool. If you can’t get to a pool, the lakes or a beach will work as well! No matter where you go to cool off and beat the heat, you should be aware of your surroundings and have trusted safety personnel. Continue reading “Use Caution During Pool Season!”
In 2007, billionaire Jeffrey Epstein had been charged with operating a sex trafficking ring and other sexual abuse related activities. Not only was Jeffrey Epstein accused of paying for sex with minors, but he was also accused of using minors to recruit other minors into his sexual abuse schemes.
Although 40 women came forward with separate sexual abuse claims and overlapping abuse details, the US Attorney in South Florida completely dropped the ball on pursuing the sexual abuse claims, offering a plea deal to the sex offender. In fact, aside from 13 months of very easy time served with his own security detail and work release, the dubious title of sex offender was the only thing that stuck despite Jeffrey Epstein being the perpetrator of many sexual abuse schemes. Continue reading “Jeffrey Epstein – Sex Trafficking and Sexual Abuse Claims”
Inmates in jail, prison or any other type of correctional facility have a constitutional right to request and receive appropriate medical care. An investigation conducted by CNN has discovered numerous instances where the parties or entities responsible for providing such care have failed in their duty, leading to the potentially avoidable deaths of inmates in some cases.
As an inmate, you are entitled to receive medical, psychological or dental care that is provided by competent professionals. This includes receiving a diagnosis and any necessary referrals to outside medical resources that are better equipped to provide treatment. If you have suffered as the result of prison medical negligence, you are entitled to hire a claims lawyer to pursue fair compensation. Continue reading “Prison Medical Negligence Claims Lawyer”
Have you had a back surgery that resulted in greater pain, discomfort or disability? If so, you may have been the victim of a back surgery scam. “Whistleblower” uncovered that unscrupulous doctors knowingly referred patients for back surgery using counterfeit equipment. These low-quality screws, which look like the genuine article, may have been used in thousands of operations.
At least one doctor and a state senator have been found guilty of crimes related to the scam, including accepting bribes in exchange for influence. Due to issues tracing where and when the counterfeit hardware has been used, there is no effective way of tracing patients without removing and examining the screws on a case-by-case basis. Continue reading “Back Surgery Scam Injury Lawsuit Lawyer”
In the 1990’s legislation restricted the advertising and sale of cigarettes and tobacco products, preventing “big tobacco” from marketing their product to minors. But forget about tobacco. The introduction of the e-cigarette in 2003 was supposed to give smokers a way to reduce their tobacco and nicotine consumption.
Since they were unregulated by the tobacco company agreements, it opened the door for advertising to a largely untapped market: kids.
Today, e-cigarette use among the adolescent population exceeds traditional tobacco use. In fact, there is increasing evidence that people who start vaping at a young age switch to cigarettes, making the original goal of vaping suspect. Continue reading “E-Cigarettes: More Addictive and Harmful Than the Originals”
These days making a business deal requires more than just a handshake. Protect yourself and others by having a contract when going into any type of business agreement with someone.
Why Consider Having A Contract?
If you have a business, no matter the size, where you agree with your client on a specific matter, a contract can help with the following: Continue reading “Why Are Contracts So Important?”
Are you looking toward a bright, new future? You’ll be able to meet your weight loss and health goals! You’ll be able to fit into your wedding dress again! The world will be your oyster after your bariatric surgery!
However, a week following your surgery, you’ve begun vomiting. You are confused and clumsy all the time. Your eyes are tired and jumpy. The post-op visit lands you back in the hospital, but no one can figure out what is going on. In an effort to stop your vomiting, the doctor issues an NPO order, and only allows IV fluids. Within just a few days, you are suffering from memory loss and paralysis. So much for your weight loss goals. Continue reading “Bariatric Surgery and the Rise of Brain Damage”
Our law enforcement officers have a lot of responsibility, and often deserve honor for upholding the law and protecting citizens. However, the job isn’t finished when peace is restored. Once a person has been sentenced to time in prison, corrections officers are responsible for guarding and monitoring inmates. This includes the standard things you might expect like escorting them to meals, recreation or visiting periods. It also includes being aware and attentive when an inmate may need medical intervention! Continue reading “Inmates Have Rights, Too!”