Monthly Archives: October 2006

Parental right to sue for wrongful death of child may be forfeited

I love it when I see a court use my points to rule my way on an unrelated case.
We have a case in which we represent the estate and siblings of a young man who was killed by a drunk driver.  Their father had more DUI’s than anyone in the history of Georgia on spent … Continue Reading

Schneider study supports screening truck drivers for sleep apnea

One of the disturbing things we encounter in trucking litigation is the lack of any regulatory requirement of screening for obstructive sleep apnea, even though so many truck drivers fit the profile to be at high risk for the disorder — middle aged, overweight, hyptertensive, sedentary, etc. According to a July 2002 study released by … Continue Reading

Atlanta study suggests female hormone may be effective treatment for traumatic brain injury

An Emory Medical School doctor working with victims of traumatic brain injury at Grady Hospital in Atlanta has published a study suggesting that the female hormone progesterone can be a safe, effective treatment for brain injury. 
Animal studies have indicated that giving progesterone soon after injury reduces brain swelling, prevents nerve death and improves functional outcomes. … Continue Reading