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August 2012 Archives

Family settles brain injury lawsuit over baseball bat

The family of a boy who suffered a severe brain injury when he was struck by a baseball hit by a metal bat in a youth baseball game has settled its lawsuit over the incident for $14.5 million. Georgia parents with children active in sports may benefit from this information.

Dept. of Law Enforcement blames FHP for I-75 fatal crash

The Florida Highway Patrol has denied responsibility for a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 75 near Gainesville, Florida, which left 11 dead and at least 18 victims hospitalized. The crash was described by authorities as a chain of crashes and included at least a dozen cars, pickup trucks, a van, a motor home and six semitrailer trucks. Wrongful death claims against the State were being filed by victims and families of victims of the fatal accidents.

Article argues arbitrary medical malpractice caps a bad idea

A recent article in a prominent medical journal may be of interest to our Atlanta readers. The article addresses the need to control growing medical costs in the United States. It concludes, among other things, that arbitrarily capping damages in medical malpractice suits is not a reasonable alternative.

Defective product recalled after 3-year-old's death

In Atlanta, many buildings that host events, such as schools or churches, own portable stages and related equipment for entertainment purposes. Such venues may be interested to know that the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the product recall of one company's stage and riser caddies because of risk of injuries and fatalities. According to a news release from the CPSC, the recall of the defective product was made in cooperation with the manufacturer, Midwest Folding Products.

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