Child Medication Errors
Given the sobering reality that out of 200,000 annual medication errors reported to United State poison-control centers, 30% of these involve children (U.S. Pharmacist), it is critical for healthcare providers to exercise extreme caution when prescribing medications. Specifically, dosing errors are the most common, and this is deeply concerning, considering the differences in children’s responses to drugs compared to adults. Continue Reading
Texting And Driving – Do You Understand The New Addition To Georgia’s Law?
When it comes to distracted driving, the use of cell phones and social media apps have led to numerous car accidents and deaths over the last few years. As such, the Georgia legislature worked to pass House Bill 673 during the summer of 2018, which is referred to as the “hands-free” or “distracted driving” law. Given the name of the law, one might assume that they understand the new responsibilities of drivers. Yet, that’s not the case for everyone. Do you understand the new addition to Georgia’s law in regards to texting and driving and using a mobile device? Continue Reading
Long-Term Disability And ERISA Appeals
Placing a high value on the assurance that comes from long-term disability insurance, more and more Americans have chosen to purchase private policies, while others have been given such by their employer. This type of employer-provided disability insurance is covered under ERISA, which is the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Continue Reading
Have You Been Injured As A Result of Falling Debris From A Truck?
Chances are, if you’ve traveled Georgia freeways, you’ve seen trucks transporting various materials and cargo. While federal regulations are in place regarding how materials are loaded and secured, there are instances in which materials surpass weight restrictions or are not safely contained. Continue Reading
While physicians and medical staff adhere to standard protocols when performing surgical procedures, there are a number of errors that may occur beyond what’s considered “acceptable risks,” which are possible during any type of surgery. As such, a patient is usually asked to sign a waiver or implied consent before surgery to demonstrate their understanding and acceptance of certain known risks such as heart attack or stroke. Continue Reading
While motorcycle accidents have seen a decline (both state wide and nationally) over the past few years, one thing remains certain—in the event of an accident, motorcyclists are nearly 30 times more likely to die than those traveling in automobiles. Furthermore, there are several contributing factors that heighten one’s risk of becoming seriously hurt or killed on a motorcycle. The Governors Highway Safety Association lists the following: weather, helmet use, impaired riding, speed and unendorsed or uninsured riders. In regards to helmet usage, Georgia is one of 28 states that requires only some motorcyclists to wear a helmet. Continue Reading