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Family files wrongful death claim naming more than 30 defendants

The criminal justice system in the United States is arguably a deeply flawed system. Part of the blame can be laid at the feet of the designers but most of the blame likely lies with the everyday actors whose personal opinions and work ethic can sometimes color the law. It could be the wrongfully convicted man innocent of any crime or the family of the victim who are seeking justice. Regardless of the reason, the fact remains that sometimes the criminal justice system fails those who rely on it the most.

Negligence in a wrongful death lawsuit

A wrongful death lawsuit is an opportunity for a deceased person's estate or their loved ones to recover compensation for the loss of life. The goal is to hold accountable the person, people or entity responsible for the individual's death. Most wrongful death cases are determined by proving a claim of negligence or that there was intent to harm against the defendant. In order to make a showing for a case of negligence, a Georgia resident must prove the elements by a preponderance of the evidence.

Study reveals resident-on-resident nursing home abuse

Elder abuse comes in many different forms, including financial, physical, and emotional. Sometimes it is a caregiver stealing the elder's money or personal possessions. Other times, the abuse can just be an employee not doing his or her job, leaving a elder to waste away secluded and cut off from those that love him and her and the outside world. These abuses are all tragic, regardless of what form they take. But some of the most shocking and heart-wrenching cases involve an elder who is suffering from actual physical abuse at the hands of those who are supposed to be caring for him or her. Along the same vein is a type of abuse that is never talked about and likely often overlooked: resident against resident abuse.

Company recalls apples in Georgia after listeria deaths

The U.S. is a nation of consumers. Because the U.S. is consumer driver, including those in Georgia, it is important that individuals have a positive feeling about the safety and quality of the food and goods they purchase. Although the law recognizes that no person or entity is perfect, there are many laws that favor the purchaser of a product over the producer, when the product is defective in some manner. For food producers, contaminates in their products is the equivalent of a new car with bad breaks.

Lost tire sends Georgia woman to hospital in critical condition

Car accidents happen every day in nearly every city in the United States., including Georgia. Yearly injuries from accidents reach the millions and the societal cost for accidents extends to the hundreds of billions. That is nearly $900 dollars for every person in the United States. Needless to say, those who work in the insurance industry have extensive experience dealing with lawsuits stemming from an auto accident.

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