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  • Recent Ruling Allows Affected Residents to Sue Sterigenics’ Landlord
    Sterigenics is a medical sterilization plant under fire for releasing airborne toxins that cause an elevated cancer risk to individuals living in surrounding areas. In a recent court hearing in Cobb County, a judge ruled that the hundreds of residents affected by the company's negligence may sue the landlord, Prologis, for potential damages. Background on Prologis Prologis has been under
  • Important Updates in Paragard IUD Case
    The Plaintiffs of the Paragard IUD Products Liability Litigation case have won an important motion that moves the case into the discovery phase. Georgia federal judge Leigh Martin May denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss the case and found that the claims are not preempted by the FDCA, as the defendants pled. The judge found that the plaintiffs adequately stated
  • Email Reveals Prologis May be At-Fault in Sterigenics Lawsuit
    Sterigenics, a medical sterilization plant, released airborne toxins that caused elevated cancer risks to those living in surrounding areas. More than 300 individuals have filed lawsuits claiming they developed cancer or other illnesses due to the company’s negligence. Now, court filings show that Sterigenics’ landlord, Prologis, is also under fire. Prologis could be facing liability for failing to repair and
  • Liability for Collisions with a Fixed Object
    Not every car accident involves two or more automobiles. Some instead are single-vehicle collisions where the driver collides with a fixed object. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), vehicles leaving the roadway and colliding with a fixed object such as a tree, pole, road sign, or traffic barrier account for around 20 percent of all car crash-related
  • How Exposure to Ethylene Oxide Can Cause Cancer
    Ethylene oxide (EtO) at room temperature is a colorless flammable gas with a sweet odor. Commonly used in small doses as a sterilizing agent, the gas can damage DNA to effectively clean materials. Specifically, the medical device industry heavily relies on EtO to sterilize about 20 billion instruments per year. However, EtO is a human carcinogen, and exposure to the
  • Steps To Take Following a Catastrophic Injury
    The U.S. suffers around 40,000 fatal car accidents per year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). There are several instances, however, where accidents do not lead to death, but they instead leave the occupants to life-altering injuries. First Steps After a Traumatic Accident Immediately after an event that led to a catastrophic injury occurs, it is important
  • Filing Claims When Injured in an Accident Involving a Stolen Vehicle
    After being involved in a car accident, individuals generally have the chance to file a claim for damages against the other driver’s insurance. However, if you were in a collision with a driver who was in a stolen vehicle, you may have to rely on uninsured motorist coverage. How Does Uninsured Motorist Coverage Apply? Uninsured motorist coverage aids in rapidly
  • Characterizing a Catastrophic Injury
    In cases of a catastrophic injury, the accidents leave the injured person with irreversible damage, oftentimes affecting their brain or spinal cord, which often hinders their functional capabilities. Additionally, these instances will usually require many surgeries and call for the injured person to completely reevaluate sometimes menial tasks in their daily lives. Injured individuals also may no longer be able
  • What to Do After Being Exposed to Ethylene Oxide
    Ethylene oxide (EtO) is a colorless, sweet-smelling gas most commonly used as a sterilizing agent for medical equipment and other machinery. The gas is also used to make a product commonly used in antifreeze and polyester known as ethylene glycol. You or a loved one might be at risk of exposure if you live near or work at a plant
  • Over 3,000 Women Report Breakage of Paragard IUD Inside Their Bodies
    When it comes to birth control, women face the decision between hormonal and non-hormonal contraceptive methods. Many women are opposed to hormonal contraceptive methods due to side effects they may have faced, or a general distaste toward altering their hormone levels. Unfortunately, the options for non-hormonal birth control are extremely limited, with only one approved form of non-hormonal birth control
  • Nursing Homes Can Be Breeding Grounds for Infections
    If you have a loved one living in a nursing home, chances are they will be well taken care of. Unfortunately, however, some facilities experience outbreaks in infectious diseases. And while a nursing home cannot guarantee that one won’t occur, many outbreaks are preventable. Nursing homes are required to take reasonable precautions for their patients’ safety and health. That includes
  • Witness Testimony and How It Can Help (Or Hurt) Your Georgia Accident Case
    Witnesses play a vital role in helping victims . However, not everyone understands exactly how important these individuals can be. A witness can make or break your Georgia accident case in ways that you might not appreciate until you have an accident. Working with an automobile accident attorney in Mableton, Georgia, you can use witness testimony to improve your chances of
  • What to Do If You’re Hurt While Driving a Moped
    Moped injuries can be serious, given the lack of protection that automobiles provide. Many accidents involving these vehicles are the result of another driver’s negligence. If you or a loved one were hurt while driving a moped, you likely have significant expenses to deal with. Hiring an experienced Georgia automobile accident attorney is the best way to demand the compensation you need.
  • JOHNSON AND JOHNSON SCORES REVERSAL OF MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR APPEAL
    On Tuesday, October 14, pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson won the reversal of a $72 million verdict in favor of the family of an Alabama woman who died from ovarian cancer. The victim’s family was originally awarded $72 million in a February 2016 St. Louis trial after correlating the victim’s death with her long-term use of Johnson & Johnson’s talcum
  • ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS INTERSTATES IN THE NATION – I-285
    A CLOSER LOOK INTO WHAT MAKES I-285 SO PROBLEMATIC FOR GEORGIA DRIVERS While Atlanta is known for several appealing qualities including its breathtaking views, impressive selection of restaurants, bustling city life and overall southern hospitality, there is one large obstacle that locals and visitors alike can agree on as a source of constant anxiety and affliction: I-285. Local commuters know
  • Four Things To Consider When Filing A Truck Accident Lawsuit
    When people say they feel like they got hit by a truck, what do they mean? Sometimes they mean that they physically feel very tired and sore, and sometimes they mean that they are reeling emotionally from a shock and do not know where to begin to take action. Almost no one who uses truck accidents as a metaphor has ever been
  • NEW TECHNOLOGY HELPS BUST DISTRACTED DRIVERS
    Cobb County Police have high hopes for new technology that will be able to catch distracted drivers. As mentioned in a report released by Channel 2 Action News, a device known as the “textalyzer,” can assist in determining whether or not drivers involved in an accident were distracted prior to the collision. The textalyzer can also analyze if a driver was
  • FOUR QUESTIONS TO ASK IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT
    After a car accident, no matter how minor, no one is thinking straight. It is easy for details to slip your mind, even though these details might become very important if you end up needing to file a car accident lawsuit related to the accident. Some of the most important evidence you might need in a lawsuit is on your own body.
  • LAWSUITS, SIDE EFFECTS AND WARNINGS: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ESSURE
    Essure is a permanent birth control device created by Bayer. The device consists of a flexible coil that is inserted into the fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy. In the following months after the coil is implanted, scar tissue grows around the inserts and blocks the fallopian tubes, creating an effective method of contraception. According to the device’s website, it is
  • Essure Suffers Sales Losses and Health Bans Worldwide
    Essure, a permanent contraceptive manufactured by Bayer, has been banned from Brazil and discontinued in 2 European countries. Over the past decade, Bayer’s Essure has faced numerous lawsuits citing ineffectiveness and dangerous reactions. Since receiving FDA approval in 2002, Essure has received more than 30,000 reports of adverse effects, leading the FDA to issue a black box warning, its strongest
  • 5 TIPS TO GET YOU THROUGH THE “100 DEADLIEST DAYS OF SUMMER”
    In just a few weeks schools will be letting out for the Summer. Traffic will be lighter during your morning commute but with vacation plans and new drivers on the road, the chances of accidents will increase. The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day are referred to as the ‘100 Deadliest Days of Summer’ when the “average number of
  • Headache After a Car Accident: Why You Need to See the Doctor
    We all know about some of the worst injuries that can happen to a car accident victim. Brain damage, paralysis, even death can result. In light of these, it’s tempting to view a post-accident headache as no big deal. But if you or a loved one has been in a car accident, a headache can mean something serious. Failing to
  • Georgia’s Hands-Free Law and What to do After an Accident
    Georgia’s hands-free law restricting cell phone use during driving was enacted in July 2018. The number of citations has certainly jumped since then. But this doesn’t mean the law has had its intended effect. The number of fines suggests that most people are disregarding it, meaning distracted driving remains a problem. When a driver violates the law, he or she can
  • Driving Under the Influence is Not Limited to Alcohol
    When you hear terms like DWI and driving under the influence, you probably immediately think of alcohol. But these words and phrases are not limited to alcohol-impaired driving. A vehicle can become a deadly weapon in the hands of someone under the influence of illegal drugs. Certain prescription medications also advise against driving while using them. Illegal and legal drug-impaired
  • School Bus Safety and What to Do if There’s an Accident
    The new school year is right around the corner, and that means school buses will soon be hitting the roads. Every parent wants to make sure their children are safe when they board the bus. But the start of a school year often brings accidents that in many cases are preventable. These are some common safety issues involving school buses,
  • Who is Liable in a Multiple-vehicle Accident?
    Establishing responsibility in a two-car automobile accident is relatively straightforward. Generally, the dispute centers on which driver is more liable, and the cause is fairly evident. It is more complicated when multiple vehicles and multiple causes are involved. Understanding the reasons these accidents occur can help your Atlanta car accident attorney argue on your behalf and win the compensation you need. In
  • Liability for Sepsis in Nursing Homes
    Sepsis is not a very common word, and its meaning is still unfamiliar to many people. Unfortunately, it is a growing problem in nursing homes and carries significant, life-threatening risks. When nursing home staff do not properly care for their residents, the likelihood of developing sepsis increases. If you have a parent or relative living in such a facility, you
  • How a Catastrophic Injury Attorney Can Help You
    A catastrophic injury is the most serious injury a person can suffer. These are also the most painful, debilitating, and costly, but they may not always be detected right away. If you or a loved one have experienced a catastrophic injury, you need serious legal representation. Our catastrophic injuries attorneys will explain the steps you need to take to win the compensation
  • Georgia Southern University Police Officer Dies After Off-Duty Crash
    A Georgia Southern University police officer has died after being involved in an off-duty crash. GS Officer Tristan Michael Clemmons of Statesboro, aged 23, died after being involved in an incident on Highway 67 on Wednesday, September 4th. He was riding his motorcycle and collided with a pickup truck just north of the intersection near Burkhalter Road. He was in
  • Wandering and Elopement: Nursing Home Neglect Cases
    You trust a nursing home to care for your elderly parent or family member. But when the facility fails to supervise its residents, they can end up lost and without the care they need. Sometimes, residents can end up leaving the nursing facility altogether. These incidents are collectively referred to as “wandering and elopement,” and they can result in serious
  • You’ve Been in an Automobile Accident – Here’s What You Should Do
    Being in an automobile accident is among the worst fears we have for ourselves and our loved ones. Even if an accident does not involve injuries, it can be difficult to think clearly. But not taking certain steps can jeopardize your ability to recover, and may even violate the law. What Steps Should Be Taken After a Car Crash? These
  • Compensation for Spinal Cord Injury Victims
    The spinal cord transmits a significant amount of sensory information, and so it is responsible for many bodily functions. An injury can, therefore, have significant effects on a person’s life. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury because of someone’s negligence, you need the aggressive representation of an Atlanta spine injury lawyer. What Does The Spinal
  • Misuse of Restraints in Nursing Homes
    Georgia nursing home residents have a right to be free of unnecessary restraints. Using a physical restraint on a resident for purposes other than necessity is a violation of law. Unfortunately, many staff members use physical restraints because of convenience or as punishment. This is degrading to patients and can cause physical, emotional, and psychological harm. Your loved ones deserve
  • Medication Errors in Nursing Homes
    Nursing home staff are responsible for handling a great deal of their patients’ needs, including their medication. Making an error in a resident’s medication is among the most serious mistakes a nursing home can make. The results can be fatal or have significant life-changing consequences. If you or a loved one have been injured by this serious issue contact a nursing
  • Georgia Whiplash Injury Attorneys
    Most people have heard of whiplash and associate the term with automobile accidents. Although whiplash has a bad reputation through its depiction in our culture, it is a very real injury. If you have been in an accident and are experiencing whiplash, your pain and discomfort could last for years. A Georgia automobile accident attorney could help you get the treatment you
  • Uber and Rideshare Liability in Georgia
    Rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft have revolutionized the way Georgians travel. Instead of taxis or crowded public transportation, you can use an app on your phone to get a ride. These programs offer efficient options at reasonable prices, but what happens when passengers get hurt? Understanding rideshare liability, as well as your legal options, can help you travel
  • How Do Dram Shop Laws Apply to Alcohol-Related Injuries?
    The phrase “dram shop law” gets its name from the dram unit of measurement (which is less than a teaspoon). Alcohol was sold by the dram in shops back in 18th century England. Today, dram shop laws are statutes that allow certain victims injured in alcohol-related car accidents to win recovery. These are for injuries caused by people who have
  • Restaurant and Bar Accident Liability
    When it comes to a customer’s safety in restaurants and bars, Georgia law requires premises owners to put safety first. If an injury does occur while a customer is on the property, he or she may be entitled to compensation. A bar or restaurant may have to pay for the physical, emotional, and financial consequences of their negligence. Our personal injury
  • SUV Rollover Accident Attorneys
    SUV rollover accidents tend to cause more serious injuries and fatalities than those involving passenger vehicles. Many of them are avoidable when proper safe driving techniques are used. The risk of injury and death makes it important for motorists to understand why these accidents occur. If you or a loved one have been injured in an SUV rollover, our Atlanta car
  • Liability For Rear End Accidents
    One of our biggest fears is that we or a loved one will be involved in an automobile accident. And one of the most common types of accidents is a rear-end collision. These accidents are usually the fault of whichever driver hit the other car. However, not every case is that straightforward, and the responsible party may try to shift
  • $572 Million Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson Over Opioid Crisis
    An Oklahoma judge has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the state’s opioid crisis. In the first of its kind ruling, Judge Thad Balkman declared that the crisis has “ravaged” the state. The verdict will likely shape the outcomes of the other approximately 2,000 similar cases pending throughout the country. It also offers hope
  • How to Avoid Boating and Watercraft Injury
    Everyone enjoys a relaxing day at the lake, especially if it means riding around in a boat. There are certain safe boat operating guidelines that all operators should adhere to and all passengers should be aware of. These rules are necessary for the safety of all passengers as well as for other boats in the vicinity. Some are also state
  • Johnson & Johnson Recalls Baby Powder After Asbestos Found
    Johnson & Johnson recalled 33,000 bottles of baby powder after the FDA found asbestos in one of the bottles. The recall only applies to a single lot of baby powder made by the consumer products giant. However, it comes at a particularly bad time for the company, which is facing thousands of lawsuits over its talcum powder. Anyone who has
  • Georgia Rear-End Automobile Accident Attorneys
    Atlanta is no stranger to busy interstate highways crammed with motorists. Countless drivers travel daily to and from work, drop off and pick up children from school, go shopping, and more. It’s no wonder Atlanta is ranked one of the most congested cities in the country. Most wrecks that occur in these situations are minor, and a large percentage are
  • Georgia Nursing Home Malnutrition Attorneys
    Nursing homes are responsible for overseeing their residents’ needs, including making sure they are properly eating. But this often does not happen, resulting in malnutrition. Malnutrition is typically an indication of nursing home negligence and can lead to health complications and even death. If you have a loved one in a Georgia nursing home facility, and you suspect malnutrition, contact
  • Potholes Are More Dangerous Than You May Think
    Proper road maintenance doesn’t just protect our cars from damage. It is also essential to ensuring safe driving conditions. An often underestimated hazard is posed by potholes. Not only can these hurt your car, but they can also make automobile accidents far more likely. If you’ve been in a wreck caused in part by a pothole, let our Atlanta car accident
  • What to Do After a Sideswipe Car Accident
    A sideswipe accident occurs when the side of one vehicle comes into contact with the side of another. While this type of accident may sound minor, a sideswipe car accident can injure occupants or touch off a deadly chain reaction. These types of wrecks are also challenging because it can be difficult for your Atlanta car accident lawyer to prove fault. Here
  • Mediation as an Alternative to Court
    Many personal injury lawsuits that are not settled by the insurance company end up going to court. But this is not the only way to resolve the matter in the accident victim’s favor. Georgia personal injury lawyers may recommend mediation. Mediation is an increasingly popular way to settle injury cases and avoid the cost and stress of going to court. Other civil
  • What To Do When Defective Household Products Cause Burn Injuries
    Serious burn injuries can happen when using defective household products. These injuries can cause a lifetime of disfigurement, not to mention serious pain and medical bills. Consumers have a right to expect that the products they and their families use are reasonably safe. When this trust is violated because of product defects, victims may be able to pursue a personal
  • Proving Lost Wages After an Accident or Injury in Mableton, Georgia
    If you have suffered an automobile accident or personal injury, you will likely lose time from work. Many accident and injury victims have to spend time in the hospital after being hurt. Even routine doctor’s visits, follow-up appointments, and the like will cause you to lose money. Proving these lost wages after an accident can be challenging, but an experienced Mableton,
  • Smyrna, Georgia Back-Over Accident Attorney
    A back-over accident occurs when a vehicle, going in reverse, backs over a pedestrian. These accidents are relatively common but almost always avoidable. When they occur, they result in significant injuries or even death to the victim. If you have been injured in a back-over accident, you may be able to hold the driver legally responsible. You need an experienced Smyrna
  • Roswell Left Turn Accident Attorney
    Making a left turn is always fraught with risk, especially during heavy traffic and at busy intersections. In most cases, the driver turning left will be responsible in the event of an accident. But there are exceptions to this rule, and cases in which other motorists will be at fault. If you have been involved in a left-turn accident, you
  • NBC Nightly News Airs Part Two of IVC Filter Expose
    IVC Filter Latest – Last night, NBC Nightly News aired the second half of a two-part report on a dangerous medical device known as The Recovery, a blood clot filtration device manufactured by 11 companies throughout the U.S. One of these manufacturers, CR Bard, is currently facing numerous lawsuits for failing to warn the public of the high risk the device posed
  • Georgia Troopers Cracking down on Distracted Driving
    This week, the Georgia State Patrol has announced that it will increase its focus on aggressive and distracted drivers of passenger and commercial vehicles. This crackdown is in response to a 60 percent increase in single vehicle accidents in Georgia over the past year. Many of these accidents are due to distracted driving. According to Harris Blackwood, director of the Governor’s Office
  • Proper Car Seat Installation could Save your Child’s Life
    How you install your child’s car seat and buckle them in could mean the difference between life and death in a serious crash. According to a new study, as much as 95% of parents install their newborn child’s car seats incorrectly, and almost 75% face their seats in the wrong direction. This new research involved nearly 300 parents and scrutinized
  • GTLA Convention About Anchoring Damages Features Attorney Rob Hammers
    Partner Robert Hammers will speak at the upcoming GTLA Convention. The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) is one of the state’s leading organizations that brings together legal professionals for the benefit of everyday people. By promoting networking between law firms, continued legal education (CLE) course completion, and general good practices for attorneys and paralegals, the GTLA hopes to make it
  • JOHNSON & JOHNSON TO PAY $1.75M IN LATEST RISPERDAL VERDICT
    A Pennsylvania state court ruled on November 9 that pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson must pay a $1.75 million fine after finding that the company did not adequately warn of the risk of gynecomastia associated with the drug Risperdal. Although the company did disclose that the risk was present, it was only reported to affect fewer than one in every 1,000
  • FDA WARNS: INVOKANA® LINKED TO DANGEROUS SIDE EFFECTS
    On December 4, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety warning for the popularly prescribed diabetes drug Invokana®. The drug has been linked to a large number of serious and potentially fatal side effects, including ketoacidosis, a condition which results in a toxic buildup of acid in the blood when the body loses the ability to regulate blood sugar. Symptoms
  • INVOKANA DIABETES DRUG INCREASES RISK OF LEG AMPUTATIONS, FDA SAYS
    Since its release into the market for the treatment of diabetes, Invokana has been linked to a number of frightening health risks. The drug was created by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, to maintain blood sugar levels for those with Type II diabetes. However, numerous lawsuits have since been filed against the creators of Invokana because of
  • SCHNEIDER HAMMERS TAKES ON BARD AND COOK MEDICAL IN IVC FILTER MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION CASES
    IVC filters, or Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters, were made to prevent blood clots from releasing into the veins and entering the lungs. Since 2005, however, the United States Food & Drug Administration has been receiving complaints that the devices had been designed ineffectively and caused injury or worsened medical conditions. Injured individuals from across the entire nation have come
  • BABY’S SKULL FRACTURED AT DAYCARE
    Our personal injury attorneys will be representing a woman named Camella Jackson in a negligence suit after her infant son’s skull was fractured in an Atlanta daycare. Georgia daycares get millions of dollars from the government to care for the state’s vulnerable children. However, 11Alive’s investigative team found that some Atlanta daycares have been cited hundreds of times over the
  • GEORGIA TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION WORKSHOP EVENT
    ATLANTA– The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association will be hosting its annual Paralegal and Legal Assistant Workshop on Wednesday, August 16th. Not only will this workshop cover a wide variety of topics, but there will also be several engaging speakers present including our very own Rob Hammers. The information and resources offered at this workshop will surely strengthen skills for attendees and their respective legal practices. 
  • DISTRACTED DRIVING THREATENS LIVES
    THE DANGERS OF USING A CELL PHONE WHILE DRIVING We’ve all heard it before – “Don’t text and drive”, but do we really listen to our loved ones, teachers, or peers? Responses tend to vary from, “I can text and drive”, “I’m still paying attention to the road”, or “it won’t happen to me”. These are all thoughts many of
  • BAYER ENDS SALE OF ESSURE IN EVERY COUNTRY OUTSIDE OF U.S.
    On September 18, 2017, pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG announced they are terminating the sale of their permanent birth control device Essure in all markets outside of the U.S. The decision comes after years of global controversy and lawsuits directed towards the device as thousands of women and their doctors have accused the contraceptive of causing severe negative side effects, even death. Prior to
  • TALCUM POWDER DEEMED AS POSSIBLE TRIGGER FOR OVARIAN CANCER
    A well-trusted household product potentially causes fatal results. Over the course of the past decade, there has been an alarmingly increased amount of individuals sourcing the diagnoses of ovarian cancer to a product that for ages has been an essential for many women and children: talcum powder. Several talcum powder manufacturers, including Johnson and Johnson, are facing personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits due to
  • WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HERNIA MESH RECALLS
    A hernia occurs when a small piece or loop of abdominal content protrudes out of its normal location in the body through a weakened portion of the muscle wall. There are different types of hernias and they often times occur in the belly button. Over 200,000 people in the United States suffer from hernias each year. Treatments for hernias range from close monitoring to surgery to
  • SCHNEIDER HAMMERS ATTORNEYS SELECTED TO SUPER LAWYERS LISTINGS
    ATLANTA– Three of our attorneys at Schneider Hammers have been selected to two different 2018 Super Lawyers lists! Jason T. Schneider has been selected to the Super Lawyers’ 2018 list while Robert M. Hammers, Jr. and Philip Pendergrass have been selected to the Super Lawyers 2018 Georgia Rising Stars List. All three personal injury lawyers will be featured in Georgia’s edition of Super Lawyers Magazine this upcoming
  • GDOT PAYS MORE THAN $2 MILLION IN MISSING GRATES LAWSUITS
    ATLANTA— Last week the Georgia Department of Transportation agreed to pay more than $2 million to victims to settle ongoing lawsuits after four different men fell into open storm drainage ditches along I-75, I-285 and the Buford-Spring Connector. Victims fell up to 15 feet through open drains missing safety grates between 2013 and 2015. Three of the victims suffered injuries requiring surgery
  • TRAFFIC FATALITIES INCREASING IN THE ERA OF VEHICLE SAFETY TECHNOLOGY
    Today’s cars are more advanced than ever, constantly setting new standards of style, comfort, gas efficiency and technology. Several vehicle manufacturers now have their own versions of driver assistance and intelligence programs that are standard on new basic models. However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of traffic fatalities in 2016 increased to 37,461 deaths, 6% higher than 2015. Could this mean that safer cars play
  • LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST COOK MEDICAL AFTER IVC FILTER CAUSES INJURY
    Last week, a lawsuit was filed against Cook Medical after allegations were made that their product, the Celect Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter caused injury to a patient in California. The victim, named Mary F., had the IVC filter placed into her inferior vena cava to prevent a blood clot from traveling to her lungs in 2013. The victim suffered a pulmonary
  • LAWSUIT FILED IN ATLANTA AFTER WWII VETERAN STRUCK BY UBER DRIVER
    A lawsuit was filed against Uber over the summer after an elderly man was struck by one of the company’s drivers in Atlanta. According to an article published by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, L.C. Nunn, 89, was struck on Phipps Boulevard by driver Oluwametemi Alami in February 2017. Nunn succumbed to his injuries and passed away a week later. In June his family charged the popular
  • RECENT CRASH TESTS REVEAL IMPROVEMENTS IN PASSENGER SAFETY
    According to a recent report published by CNBC, the Institute for Highway Safety’s October 2017 crash test results demonstrated that automakers have significantly improved passenger safety in mid-size cars. A majority of the cars tested were given a “good” rating in protecting passengers during a collision. The highest rated cars included the 2018 Subaru Outback, while some of the lower scoring
  • COWETA COUNTY MOTORIST ACCUSED OF HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT
    On Monday a Georgia woman was accused of DUI after hitting a child with her SUV. Gloria Blevins hit a 5-year-old girl in a Coweta County subdivision and did not stop after the incident, but instead continued driving. The victim, “Lulu” Pedrick was struck shortly after getting off the bus while returning home from school. Pedrick survived the collision but
  • NURSING HOME DEATHS SPARK LAWSUITS AGAINST FLORIDA NURSING HOME AFTER HURRICANE IRMA
    Several families have filed lawsuits against a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida after several residents died as a result of the facility losing power in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The power outage caused temperatures to skyrocket and 11 patients, several of whom were in stable conditions days earlier, passed away from the unbearable heat. It was also alleged that
  • METRO ATLANTA CITY CONSIDERS ADOPTION OF HANDS-FREE ORDINANCE
    This past November, a Smyrna councilman introduced an ordinance that would ban mobile device usage behind the wheel while driving in the city. The ordinance would make all cell-phone use while driving a violation of Smyrna’s traffic laws, including texting, using a GPS, dialing a phone number and holding the phone while talking. Norton told the AJC that although the price for
  • STAYING SAFE WHILE PEDESTRIAN AND CYCLIST COLLISIONS ARE ON THE RISE IN ATLANTA
    Pedestrian and cyclist-related collisions have been on the rise in the City of Atlanta and surrounding interstates throughout recent months. Two separate reports from myAJC reported of heightened amounts of injuries and deaths resulting from either drivers failing to yield to pedestrians or pedestrians crossing busy intersections without yielding to vehicles and in some instances, attempting to cross busy interstates
  • UBER FACES MORE LAWSUITS OVER DRIVER CONTROVERSIES
    Uber is the center of another lawsuit regarding the questionable backgrounds of some of its drivers. The popular rideshare company was sued for almost 9 million dollars in the State of Colorado this past November. The lawsuit was filed after an investigation found a large number of drivers were driving for the company with both criminal and driving record violations.
  • COMMUNITY DEMANDS CHANGE AFTER CROSSING GUARD KILLED BY RECKLESS DRIVER
    This past November, a school crossing guard was hit and killed in Cobb County. The victim was struck while performing her morning crossing guard duties near a local middle school when an aggressive driver sped through the roadway and attempted to switch lanes. The driver swerved and struck the victim, killing her at the scene. This tragedy has left both
  • JOHNSON & JOHNSON, BAYER ORDERED TO PAY MILLIONS IN XARELTO LAWSUIT
    This December, pharmaceutical giants Bayer and Johnson & Johnson were ordered to pay almost $30 million in a lawsuit involving their blood-thinning product, Xarelto. The payout was awarded to a couple from Indiana after a woman suffered severe internal bleeding as a result of using Xarelto. Both Johnson & Johnson and Bayer were accused of failing to provide sufficient warning
  • TRUCK DRIVING ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS IN ATLANTA
    There is nothing more American than navigating the roads. Few feelings are more liberating than the one you get from cruising down the open highway on a warm, sunny day in Georgia. However, the joys of driving can be shattered instantly due to the negligence of others. Automobile accidents continue to be one of the leading causes of death in
  • FOUR THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING AN ATLANTA PERSONAL INJURY FIRM
    Reputation is extremely important. Establishing a record as a fair and effective advocate can impact how a lawyer’s client is treated by judges and opposing counsel. An ethical lawyer will have no qualms telling you the truth about your chances of success. Be wary of anyone trying to sell you the moon. If someone’s promises are unusually optimistic, be cautious.
  • ATLANTA PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
    There is no better way to explore a city than by parking the car somewhere and walking around downtown. Traveling this way engages all the senses. It allows you the opportunity to “stop and smell the roses,” for instance. It gives you the space and time to admire the architecture and infrastructure that is too easy to take for granted
  • ATLANTA PREMISES LIABILITY LAWYERS
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  • DANGEROUS DRUGS LAWSUITS: MYTHS AND FACTS
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  • TODDLER KILLED IN TRAGIC MIRROR ACCIDENT
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  • WOMAN KILLED BY SELF-DRIVING UBER SPARKS LEGAL DEBATE
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  • CHRYSLER ORDERED TO PAY AFTER CHILD DIES IN JEEP ACCIDENT
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  • WOMAN AWARDED MILLIONS IN BELLWETHER BARD IVC FILTER TRIAL
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  • FDA RESTRICTS ESSURE SALE AND DISTRIBUTION IN U.S. MARKET
    Today, April 9th, the United States Food and Drug Administration has issued an order to restrict the sale and distribution of the Essure contraceptive device. According to the FDA’s website, the institution released this order “to ensure all women considering the use of the permanent contraception device are provided with adequate risk information so that they can make informed decisions.” The
  • Dangers Motorcyclists Face In Atlanta
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  • GEORGIA MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYERS
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  • NEW HANDS-FREE DRIVING LAW TO TAKE EFFECT THIS SUMMER
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  • OUR INTAKE DEPARTMENT’S MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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  • DANGER IN USING ONGLYZA AND KOMBIGLYZE
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  • POSTING ON SOCIAL MEDIA COULD COST YOU YOUR CASE
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  • INJURED WHILE ON VACATION?
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  • PENALTIES & GEORGIA’S NEW DRIVING LAW
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  • TALC VERDICT IN CALIFORNIA
    On Thursday, May 24th, a California jury found that Johnson & Johnson should pay $4 million in punitive damages along with $21.7 million to Joanne Anderson after she developed malignant mesothelioma because of long-time exposure to asbestos in Johnson & Johnson products. Even after this most recent verdict, J&J continues the assertion that their products don’t contain asbestos or cause
  • AUTOMAKERS SHIRKING TAKATA RECALL DEADLINE
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  • PURSUING A NURSING HOME ABUSE CASE IN GEORGIA
    In the United States, 1 in 10 elders reported emotional, physical, or sexual abuse in the past year. Elder abuse is defined by the CDC as an intentional act, or a failure to act, that creates a risk of harm to an older adult (someone who is 60 or older). Many cases of nursing home abuse go unreported as those being abused are afraid
  • Essure Sales End by 2018
    Announced today, July 20, 2018, Bayer will phase out the Essure birth control device in the United States by the year’s end. The Essure device had already been taken off the shelves worldwide after Bayer’s announcement in September 2017. Doctors, however, will be able to use the devices during 2019. They will be asked to return the unused devices by the
  • NEW: Talc Verdict Update
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  • Judge Denies Bard’s Request for New Trial
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  • Wrongful Death Cases in Georgia
    Suffering the death of a loved one is an invariably painful and emotionally devastating experience. The trauma of this loss is compounded exponentially when the causes leading to harm could have been avoided. If your loved one passed away because of the negligence of another party, whether it is another individual or a business, you may be entitled to compensation.
  • Atlanta Boating Accident Attorneys
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  • Four Things to Consider When Choosing a Wrongful Death Attorney
    Choosing an attorney to represent you in a wrongful death lawsuit is an important decision to make because the stakes are incredibly high. Consider, for example, that wrongful death suits can determine whether you are compensated for: Medical bills Funeral Expenses Lost wages The loss of parental support and companionship  And these are just to name a few. The right
  • Unleashing Innovation: The Dangers of Everyday Medical Devices in America
    In July of 2018 Bayer announced that it would discontinue the sale of Essure medical devices by December 31, 2018. If you have suffered side effects associated with an Essure implant, talk to an attorney at Schneider Hammers today as you may be eligible for compensations. Marketed as a “permanent contraceptive”, Essure is a non-surgical sterilization device consisting of two metal coils
  • What is the New Hands-Free Law in Georgia?
    Statistics by the National Safety Council show using cell phones while driving accounts for 1.6 million accidents every year. It also shows that one out of four car crashes is caused by texting while driving. These accidents lead to over 300,000 injuries across the United States. These figures are not pleasing which is why many states have implemented a hands-free law.
  • What is the Statute of Limitations on a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Atlanta, GA?
    If you are injured in an incident, then you have the right to seek compensation. However, it is not always possible or obvious to start the process as soon as the event happens. In Georgia, there is a time cap within which you are expected to file any personal injury lawsuit. This cap is called a statute of limitations, and
  • Common Rear-End Car Accident Injuries
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  • Is there a Time Limit to File a Claim for a Car Accident?
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  • Car Accident Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
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  • Near Drowning ends with a $5 million Verdict
    Case Background Eleven years ago, Ashton Schneider nearly drowned at a community swimming pool. On September 4, 2018 a Fulton County judge ordered the pool management company, USA Pools, and the president at the time of the incident to pay $5 million. Ms. Schneider, then 7, suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) after a lifeguard at the Chapel Hills Community Pool failed
  • Pursuing a Personal Injury Claim
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  • Atlanta Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Georgia Accident Reports
    You may already know the first steps to take after an auto accident in Atlanta, Ga. But where do you find the information to start moving forward with a personal injury claim after the accident? All the information you’ll need is on the police report. In Georgia, every officer uses the same form to report a motor vehicle accident. On the form,
  • First Steps in a Medical Malpractice Case
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  • What’s The Word With Bird Scooters?
    This summer, scooters appeared in the streets of metro Atlanta seemingly overnight. Rolled out in force across the country, e-scooters have become a grey area regarding personal injury claims and in terms of the local ordinance. What happens if you’re injured while riding an e-scooter or if you’re injured by someone riding an e-scooter? With ERs seeing a rise in
  • Avoid These Common Traps After A Car Accident!
    Having a car accident can be a life-altering event. In some cases, victims can inadvertently do additional damage to their own cases. When you’re in a wreck in Atlanta, GA, it’s often difficult to think clearly. But if you remember these tips, you may avoid some of the most common mistakes that accident victims make. Do not leave the scene
  • The Impact of Drowsy Drivers
    “Impaired driving” is usually considered synonymous with drunk driving. But included within this phrase is drowsy driving: operation of a motor vehicle following insufficient sleep. The statistics on driving without enough rest are startling. According to the National Sleep Foundation: Half of U.S. adults admit they have driven while drowsy 20% of adults admit they have fallen asleep while driving
  • BREAKING: FDA Overhauls Medical Device Approval Protocol
    On Monday, November 26th, the Food and Drug Administration announced they would be overhauling the most common process of medical device approval. In 2017, the FDA cleared 3,173 devices under the 510(K) process, or 82 percent of the total devices cleared or approved, Gottlieb and Shuren said in their statement to the press. “Data shows that nearly 20 percent of current 510(k)s
  • What To Do If Your Accident Is Caused By A Defect In The Car
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  • Proving Mental and Emotional Distress After a Car Accident
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  • Recall of Valsartan Products and Legal Implications
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  • Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect
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  • Atlanta Adopts New Rules For Electric Scooters
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  • Understanding Georgia’s Motorcycle Helmet And Safety Laws
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  • Beware These Common Insurance Company Tricks
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  • Physical Therapy After An Automobile Accident
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  • Large Truck Safety And Accident Compensation In Georgia
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  • The Role Of An Expert Witness In Your Personal Injury Or Accident Case
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  • The Basics of Premises Liability Law In Georgia
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  • Different Types of Truck Accidents And What Makes Them Deadly
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  • GYM AND FITNESS CENTER LIABILITY IN GEORGIA
    Increasing numbers of Americans have memberships to gyms, fitness centers and other workout facilities. Personal injury attorneys see many people who are injured as they work hard to get fit and stay healthy. Everyone knows that heightened physical activity carries the risk of accidents. At what point are facility owners, personal trainers and other individuals liable when gym patrons get
  • HOW TO AVOID SWIMMING POOL ACCIDENTS THIS SUMMER
    Summer is here, and that means vacationers in Georgia will be visiting swimming pools at hotels, beaches and private residences. Swimming pool accidents remain a major cause of injury for many Americans. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that about 390 people drown each year in a pool or spa. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in five
  • Night Time Driving Dangers and Safety Tips
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  • Bedsores: How a Nursing Home Neglect Attorney Can Help
    One of the most basic responsibilities of a nursing home is paying attention to patients. When patients are left constantly in one position, such as in bed or in a wheelchair, they can develop bedsores. These painful sores shouldn’t occur, but when they do, the patient and/or family may have cause to recover for neglect. Also known as pressure sores,
  • Driving Safely in the Rain
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  • New Airbag Lawsuits Follow Takata Injuries
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  • Could Bias Against Motorcyclists Affect Your Accident Claim?
    Motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable drivers on the road because of their exposure to injury. At the same time, however, juries and insurance companies often have a bias against motorcyclists. This makes it difficult to recover damages after an accident, adding another hurdle to your claim. Who your attorney is will make a big difference in how you
  • Log Book Fraud and Truck Accidents
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  • How a Personal Injury Could Affect Your Livelihood
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  • Motorcyclists Are Especially Vulnerable to Negligent Drivers
    Any motorist can be seriously injured by negligent drivers. Motorcyclists, however, are significantly more at risk. Despite public safety campaigns to encourage drivers to be more cautious, major accidents involving motorcycles are all too frequent. In 2016, over 5,000 motorcyclists died in accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). If you’re a motorcyclist who has been injured
  • Georgia Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Attorney
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  • Georgia College Campus Accident Attorneys
    College students rightfully expect that their campuses will be safe places for them to learn, have fun, and grow. And colleges owe their students a secure environment in which they can do so. But when colleges are negligent and expose students to unreasonable dangers, someone can get hurt. In some of the worst cases, the injuries can be severe enough
  • Recovering Damages for Injured Pedestrians
    Automobile accidents don’t just involve drivers. Thousands of pedestrians are injured every year in Georgia by vehicles and bicyclists. Because they lack the protection of an automobile, their injuries can be significant, even fatal. Recovering damages requires serious and aggressive legal representation. If you or a loved one were injured as pedestrians, a local pedestrian accident attorney can help. Pedestrians walk to
  • What to Do after a Motorcycle Accident in Georgia
    A motorcyclist is more likely to be seriously hurt or killed if he or she gets into an accident. Riders understand the risks they take, but they may not know what to do if they’re injured. They also may not know the rules of the road, and what ignoring them could mean to an accident case. If you’re a motorcyclist
  • Georgia Burn Injury Attorney
    Burns are among the most painful and life-altering injuries that an individual can experience. It is not uncommon to suffer disfigurement, scars, and psychological consequences from your burn. The burn itself could cause disability or secondary complications with may endanger your life. If you suffered a burn injury due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve justice. A Georgia burn injury attorney at
  • Blind Spot Large Truck Accidents in Mableton, Georgia
    The blind spot presents a risk to any driver, but especially to those of large trucks. Even though truck drivers are generally well-trained, just one oversight can cause a catastrophic accident. Truck drivers who are changing lanes, stopping, and turning should not forget to check their blind spots. When negligent drivers fail to do so and hurt others, we’re here
  • Single Vehicle Accidents: Who’s at Fault?
    Not all automobile accidents involve two or more vehicles. In many cases, only one vehicle is involved, injuring the driver and any passengers. Some single vehicle accidents are the fault of the driver. But in many of them, another driver who did not wreck will still be at fault. Whether you’re the driver or a passenger injured in a single
  • Georgia ATV Accident Attorneys
    All-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, are common throughout Georgia. Although ATVs may be used for recreational or work purposes, they come with heightened safety risks. Unsafe and improper use of ATVs can endanger operators, passengers, and others. On the other hand, product defects and other problems with the ATV can also lead to injuries. If you or a loved one were
  • Liability in Atlanta Bad Weather Accidents
    Everyone knows that inclement weather makes driving much less safe. However, far too many irresponsible drivers try to use the weather as an excuse to cover up their poor driving. Bad weather does not give a driver a free pass to be negligent. Quite the opposite: when conditions are poor, drivers need to be even more cautious. When they’re not,
  • How Post-Accident Medical Decisions Can Destroy Your Case in Mableton, Georgia
    After an automobile accident, you have to take medical action – not just legal action – to get compensation. This is also essential to your health and to treating injuries that may be serious. However, there are many post-accident medical decisions you can make that can significantly jeopardize your ability to recover damages. If you’ve been injured in an accident,
  • How Reckless Driving Impacts Your Automobile Accident Claim
    Atlanta, Georgia drivers often use the phrase “reckless driving” to describe bad drivers, but what does it really mean? And if reckless driving was responsible for your automobile accident, how does reckless driving impact your accident claim? Reckless driving is not just illegal and irresponsible, it puts the lives and safety of other drivers at serious risk. If you’ve been
  • CJ’s Law Increases Penalties for Hit and Run Accidents in Atlanta, Georgia
    CJ’s Law, designed to increase criminal penalties for hit and run accidents in Georgia, goes into effect this month. Although the law strengthens criminal punishments for hit and runs, victims should also seek civil penalties against responsible drivers. That’s where having an experienced Atlanta, Georgia automobile accident attorney is essential. CJ’s Law is named for Charles E. Jones, 23, who was struck by
  • What is a Soft Tissue Injury?
    A soft tissue injury can result from numerous types of accidents and physical trauma. Some injuries are relatively minor and will improve with time. Others are more severe, more painful, and may require more intense treatment. If you’ve suffered a soft tissue injury due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation for your damages. The Mableton personal injury attorneys of Schneider Hammers
  • What to Do if You’re Injured in a Georgia Traffic Roundabout Accident
    Roundabouts have grown in popularity throughout the United States, and especially here in Georgia. They are generally considered to be safer than traditional intersections, although accidents can still occur. There are common sense rules for approaching these unique road features. However, it may not always be clear who is at fault in a traffic roundabout accident. If you’ve been injured