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A doctor holding a chartA Philadelphia jury recently awarded $34 million in damages to a woman injured by a defective medical device. The device was a blood filter that was designed to prevent blood clots from traveling into the woman’s lungs. The filter was designed and intended to be removable, but in 2016, doctors were unable to remove the device after a three-hour medical procedure. The device punctured her inferior vena cava vein (one of the main veins into your heart) as well as her aorta, renal vein, and pancreas. The woman’s attorney argued that the device could cause organ failure and even death so long as it remains in her body.  

Shifting the Blame

The plaintiff claimed that the manufacturer, Rex Medical, knew that the device was potentially dangerous and could become embedded in patients and extremely difficult to remove. The lawsuit also claimed that the manufacturer failed to do sufficient clinical testing to ensure it was safe and failed to warn consumers of the potential hazards. 

A man holding an e-cigarette and exhalingWe’ve previously discussed the dangers associated with vaping and e-cigarettes. In the most recent development raising safety concerns associated with vaping, a former Juul executive has claimed that the company knowingly shipped over 1 million tainted nicotine pods. The allegation was uncovered as part of a lawsuit that was filed, claiming that the executive was fired because he opposed company practices. If true, the claims could expose the Juul company to massive liability from anyone who suffered injury from a contaminated Juul pod. 

The Atlanta product liability lawyers at Slappey & Sadd know how to hold corporations accountable for their dangerous products. Founded in 1992, we have decades of experience in getting injured Georgians the compensation they deserve. If you’ve been injured or suffered an illness due to vaping or e-cigarette use, contact us at 888-474-9616 for a free consultation or case evaluation. 

New Products – Same Legal Standards

An illustration of a head showing the brainWhether sustained in a car accident, a fall, or some other kind of accident, head injuries should be taken very seriously. More severe injuries are obvious right away, but other head injuries, particularly concussions, can be more difficult to diagnose. Nonetheless, even a relatively minor head injury can result in serious consequences that can affect your life for months or even years. 

The lawyers at Slappey & Sadd help people suffering from head injuries in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia. If you’ve suffered a head injury due to an accident, we know what you’re facing. We’ll help you get the compensation you need to get your life back. Call us at 404-255-6677 or visit us online to schedule a free consultation and discuss how we can help you. 

Head Injuries Are Not Always Obvious Right Away

A holiday spread with martini glasses of eggnogChristmas decorations are already appearing in the stores. As we write this, Halloween is only a few days away, with Thanksgiving close behind. Before you know it, it will be Christmas and then New Year’s. For many people, these holidays mean getting together with family and friends and celebrating. Unfortunately, these holidays are among the highest for DUI fatalities. 

The personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd represent the victims of drunk driving accidents in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia.  If you’ve been injured by a drunk driver, we believe that they should be held accountable. We will fight for your rights to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. If you’d like to learn more about how we can help, call us at 888-474-9616 or visit us online to schedule a free consultation today. 

Drunk Driving Charges vs. A Personal Injury Claim

A judge's gavelMany of our clients come to us in an anxious state – they are injured, worried about their financial future, and know they need help, but are reluctant to sue the other party or go to court. These are certainly daunting steps and ones that we don’t take lightly. However, understanding the personal injury claim process and having an experienced attorney can go a long way towards reducing your anxiety. 

The personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd have been helping injured Georgians get the compensation they need since 1992. We work with our clients every step of the way to make sure they understand their options and know exactly what happens next. If you’ve been injured and need someone on your side, contact us at 888-474-9616 to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation. 

You May Not Have to File Suit

An urban sunsetIt seems like the dog days of summer have barely passed but already the days are getting shorter. Soon it will be time to turn the clocks back. In a 2001 study, the National Center for Biotechnology Information documented an increase in car accidents whenever we change the clocks. This could be due to a variety of different factors, but the reality is that the sudden change in available daylight can result in serious accidents. 

The personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd have been helping injured Georgians since 1992. We have the knowledge and experience you need to get the compensation you deserve. If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact us at 888-474-9616 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and how we can help. 

Tips for Drivers

A timelapse photo of busy urban streetsSome good news: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported that 2018 has shown a 2.4 percent decrease in the number of traffic fatalities across the United States. The report notes that this is the second consecutive year that the traffic fatality rate has declined. NHTSA also notes that 2019 is on track to show a similar decline. Nonetheless, more than 36,500 people died in car accidents last year – a sobering reminder of the risks we face every time we get behind the wheel.

The Atlanta car accident attorneys at Slappey & Sadd have been fighting for injured Georgians since 1992. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, we know how to get you the compensation you need. Don’t let your accident compromise your future – contact the car accident attorneys at Slappey & Sadd. Call us today at 888-474-9616 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and how we can help you. 

A Hopeful Trend

A construction siteIf you’ve been injured on the job, you’re facing a major decision: do you file a worker’s comp claim, or do you file a personal injury lawsuit? Choosing one means you can’t choose the other. It’s critical to understand the difference between the two so that you can make an informed decision, and more importantly, get the compensation you need. 

The Atlanta attorneys at Slappey & Sadd know both personal injury and workers’ compensation law. We can help you decide what kind of claim to pursue and help you navigate the process. Reach out online or call us at 888-474-9616 to schedule a free consultation to discuss how we can help you. 

Workers’ Compensation is “No-Fault” 

A severely damaged red carA new study released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sheds some interesting light on fatal car accidents. The report compares accident fatality rates between urban and rural areas and reveals some interesting conclusions. By studying where fatal car accidents happen, perhaps we can better understand their causes, and reduce the number of people who are killed in car accidents every year.  

At Slappey & Sadd, we stay abreast of these studies so that we can better understand the trends involved in our clients’ cases. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, or have a loved one who has been killed, we can help you get the compensation you need to put your life back together. We work with clients in Atlanta and other cities and across the state of Georgia. If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, give us a call at 404-255-6677 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced car accident attorneys. 

Fatalities in Urban vs. Rural Areas

A chalkboard with a question mark drawn on itMany accident victims know that they are entitled to compensation but underestimate the value of their claim. As a result, they wind up accepting the insurance company’s lowball settlement offer and find themselves with uncompensated losses long after their case has settled.

The Atlanta personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd can help you understand the real value of your claim. We then fight to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. If you’ve been injured and are worried about your unpaid bills, call us at 888-474-9616 or visit us online to schedule a free consultation and claim evaluation. 

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