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Common Sense To Keep Your Kids Safe From A Pedestrian Accident This Halloween

My son loves Halloween!!  It’s all about the candy.  He loves getting the candy.  He loves sorting the candy.  He loves going back out and getting more candy.  He will then re-sort the newly acquired candy.  And, of course, he likes eating the candy!  Fortunately, his eyes are truly bigger than his stomach because he cannot eat all that much candy without feeling sick. My daughter also loves Halloween – not for the candy though.  In fact, she doesn’t even like candy at all.  She loves Halloween for the costumes!  She plans her costume months in advance.  She comes up… [Read More...]

By Bryan Baer
Filed Under: Personal Injury

Anesthesia Errors and Medical Malpractice

When our daughter was two (2) years old she needed open heart surgery to repair a hole in her heart that was causing unoxygenated blood to mix with oxygenated blood.  My wife and I were terrified.  I remember researching everything I could find on the internet about the surgery.  I specifically remember meeting with the surgeon, who could not have been more skilled as a human in, going over the details with us.  He explained how the anesthesiologist would give our daugther medicine that would stop her heart from beating so he could repair it.  While the surgeon was performing… [Read More...]

By Bryan Baer
Filed Under: Medical Malpractice

What To Do When Injured By a Misdiagnosis in Georgia

When we are sick or injured, we trust that medical experts will properly diagnose our symptoms and give us the proper medical care.  Yet, that isn't always the case.  At times, a doctor can fail to accurately diagnose a medical condition.  When a doctor commits a diagnosis error, it can lead to incorrect treatment, delayed treatment, or no treatment at all making a patient's condition much worse and potentially causing death. Suppose you were misdiagnosed or not given proper care by a medical caregiver and suffered significantly.  You would want to recover to the best of your ability both physically… [Read More...]

By Bryan Baer
Filed Under: Medical Malpractice

5 Actions to Take After a Motorcycle Accident to Help You Win Your Case

Motorcycles are less visible to drivers, and motorcyclists can only wear so much to protect themselves.  It makes sense, then, that motorcycle fatality rates are 26 times higher than auto accident fatality rates. Even when motorcycle accidents are not fatal, motorcycle victims are far more likely to suffer from traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, torn ligaments, burns, or other catastrophic injuries. Also, a motorcycle wreck is far more likely to be disputed as to who was at fault.  Insurers for the other driver will only pay once you prove their insured is to blame for the wreck.… [Read More...]

By Bryan Baer
Filed Under: Car Accidents

Are Pharmacists Legally Liable for Dosing and other Prescription Errors?

Suppose you get the same prescription every two weeks or every 30 days for a year.  Do you check the label on your prescription bottle each time to make sure the dosage is correct?  Every day, patients put their lives, the lives of their family members, and even the lives of their children, into the hands of pharmacists across the country.  Pharmacists pledge an oath to "consider the welfare of humanity and relief of suffering as their primary concerns."  Accordingly, we the public place great faith in our local pharmacist (usually whichever one happens to be closest to our home or office) to… [Read More...]

By Bryan Baer
Filed Under: Medical Malpractice

Alcohol-Related Accidents – Georgia Dram Shop Law and Social Host Liability

Even in this incredible day and age when a sober driver can be hired in a single click, drunk driving continues to plague our great state and nation.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 10,142 people died in drunk-driving car accidents in 2019 alone. There are many laws on the book designed to prevent drinking and driving.   This blog addresses Georgia’s “Dram Shop” law designed to deter third parties from serving alcohol to intoxicated persons who will then drive on the road.   Georgia’s Dram Shop law does not impose any criminal liability to third parties, but they… [Read More...]

By Bryan Baer
Filed Under: Car Accidents

Drowning Prevention and Water Safety

A staggering 800 children die each year by drowning. More than half of those is under five.  According to a study conducted by Safe Kids Worldwide, drowning is the leading cause of death for children 1-4 years of age, the second leading cause of death for children 5-14 years of age, and the third leading cause for children under 1 and older teens ages 15-17. There are many misconceptions about how drownings occur, and that only adds to the problem. Many parents believe that they will see or hear their child struggling and can respond in time.  Or that air-filled… [Read More...]

By Bryan Baer
Filed Under: Personal Injury

Should I Call a Lawyer If I’ve Been Injured at a Store?

Yes, if you have been seriously hurt and require follow up medical care.  This would certainly include a broken bone or injury that requires surgery.  If you have a minor injury that is not going to need follow up medical attention, there may not be much a lawyer can do. Store owners and property managers have a responsibility to take sensible measures to keep their stores reasonably safe.  The law does not require an owner of a store to ensure a customer’s safety while shopping.  Meeting the legal burden of proof that a store owner/manager is negligent (i.e., failed to… [Read More...]

By Bryan Baer
Filed Under: Personal Injury

Can a Concussion Lead to Depression?

Did you know that your seemingly mild concussion could lead to long-term depression? Most people who suffer a concussion are grateful that their brain injury isn’t more severe.  They may believe that they suffered a mild injury and one that will heal in a few weeks, and hopefully that does happen with no lasting impact.  Unfortunately, many accident victims are surprised to learn that their concussion symptoms may not just disappear.  Even more are surprised to realize that their concussion is the reason they are now suffering a serious mood or mental health disorder, such as depression. About half of… [Read More...]

By Bryan Baer
Filed Under: Personal Injury

What is my medical malpractice case worth?

Previously, I wrote about “What is my personal injury case worth.” Most of what is written in that blog is applicable for a medical malpractice case.  However, there are additional challenges in medical malpractice cases due to the difficulties, time, and expenses involved in bringing such a case.  The differences between a professional liability policy (like a Doctor’s malpractice policy) and a typical general liability insurance policy (like your auto policy) also impact the settlement value of a case.  Here, we will discuss factors outside your control that impact what a malpractice insurer and doctor may agree upon to settle… [Read More...]

By Bryan Baer
Filed Under: Legal category