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- Co-counsel in one of the largest verdicts in the state of Georgia involving the wrongful death of a child.
- The largest verdict in a personal injury case ever awarded in southeast Georgia, outside Chatham County.
- The highest number of claimants ever certified in a Georgia class action suit.
- The only “fear of AIDS” case ever certified in the United States.
- Negligence suit against drunk driver for permanent injuries including paralysis, resulting in a verdict of $7,000,000.00.
- Negligence suit against driver for passenger’s permanent injuries received in accident, resulting in a verdict of $3,500,000.00 and medical expenses.
- Wrongful death suit against drunk driver and establishment who served driver alcohol for death of parents, resulting in a settlement of $3,500,000.00.
- Medical malpractice suit for improper IV placement and infusion of intravenous fluids which caused brain damage to child, resulting in a multi-million dollar settlement.
- Medical malpractice suit involving improper resuscitation of one day old infant in hospital nursery, resulting a $6,000,000.00 settlement.
- Wrongful death suit against pest control company for death of a child who died from overexposure to chemicals used in her home, resulting in a verdict of $2,250,000.00.
STEVE RAGLAND VS. AMANDA NEWTONOn February 1, 2013 a Chatham County jury awarded Plaintiff Steve Ragland a total judgment in the amount of $1,863,453.52. Our client was represented by Bart Turner and Billy Otto of Savage, Turner, & Pinckney.
Being injured in a car or truck accident can be a very traumatic experience. It can also be very complicated. Many automobile accident victims may need to seek the specialized assistance that our office can offer you. It is the insurance adjustors’ job to save their company money by giving less money to people injured in accidents. Insurance adjusters are trained professionals, paid to protect insurance companies. That’s why you need someone on your side to protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.
If you are involved in an auto accident, following a few simple steps can make a big difference in protecting your rights. If you are involved in an accident you should:
Stop your car immediately. Remain calm and move your vehicle out of the flow of traffic.
Make sure that no one is injured. If someone is injured call for help and do not move the victim.
Call the police and file an accident report.
Do not give any statement to an insurance adjuster or sign anything until you have had time to seek professional advice from an attorney. Write down as many of the pertinent facts as possible, including names and phone numbers of witnesses, statements from other witnesses and anything else that you can remember about the accident.
Georgia recognizes two legal causes of action when a death occurs as a result of either wrongful acts or negligence. These consist of action for wrongful death as well as a survival action. An action for wrongful death can be brought by the surviving spouse or a child on behalf of survivors for the value of the deceased persons life. This is a great distinction from other states which provide that the damages are limited to the loss, caused by the surviving family. Damages under Georgia Law include economic damages which in part can be measured by lost earnings and earning potential as well as non-economic damages measured purely upon the extrinsic value of the life of the decedent.
Under a survival action, the representative of the estate of the decedent brings the claim for medical expenses, funeral expenses and pain & suffering. The representative of the estate must either be named by will or appointed by the Probate Court, usually in the County where the decedent resided at the time of death. The period in which suit must be filed generally is two years from the date of the death. It is important that this not be confused with a claim for negligence which may have occurred sometime prior to the death which lead to the death. This may in fact be a separate and distinct suit and the time to file that claim would tend to run from date of the negligent act.
“A 39 year old man is admitted to the hospital for treatment of a minor infection. The physician orders a drug to be administered by IV and instead the nurse administers it by direct injection over a period of time which causes the patient to develop seizures and ultimately die from cardiac arrest.”
It was reported in September, 2000 that since 1995 at least 1,720 hospital patients have been accidentally killed and 9,584 others injured from actions or inaction of nurses across the country who have been affected by cuts in staff and other cost reducing methods adopted by hospitals around the country.
In December, 2001 it was noted by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, that as of 1998 only 15 instances of physicians operating on the wrong body part or wrong patient occurred. Since that time, 136 have been reported to the Commission. Such errors are preventable with appropriate pre-operative measures.
Some common signs of neglect or abuse are: Untreated Bed Sores Bruises that imply restraints have been used Open wounds, cuts, bruises or welts Fleas, lice, dirt on elder Excessive, sudden weight loss for no medical reason Fecal or Urine odors Unprescribed change in medication Caregivers refusal to allow visitors to be alone with the elder
Don’t allow your loved ones to be neglected and abused by careless Nursing Homes. They don’t have to be abused. Help them stand up for their rights and help give them back their dignity. We are committed to helping your loved one achieve a favorable outcome from a bad situation.
Everyday we place our trust in products that help make our lives easier and more productive. When a product fails, it can sometimes lead to disastrous consequences.
A defective automobile air bag may cause the very harm it was intended to prevent. A poorly manufactured vehicle tire may place the occupants of the vehicle and other motorist in considerable danger. Often, discovering that a tragic accident was caused by a defective product requires intensive research and investigation. If you have been seriously injured by a defectively designed or manufactured product, it is important to know your legal rights. The law governing liability for defective products can be complex. We have handled numerous product liability cases and can give you legal counseling you deserve in your time of need.
Each day catastrophic injury and death occurs as a result of negligence by over-the-road truck and tractor trailer drivers. Many times the wrongful acts that lead to the accident occur before the truck driver ever gets on the road. Either the trucking company hired a driver who is not adequately trained or is highly at risk or reckless and a danger to the motoring public. On many occasions drivers are not in compliance with specific federal regulations which are designed to secure the safety of the public from drivers who are fatigued or equipment is defective. Even the slightest carelessness by fatigue driver operating a tractor& trailer weighing in excess of 83,000 pounds can cause instant death and destroy lives.
After the accident you should keep detailed receipts of all expenses that you have relating to the accident or injury. These receipts may prove valuable in court. It is also important to keep careful notes related to any injuries you have received in order to document them for the court. Do not allow insurance companies to violate your rights for the sake of higher profits. Seek professional legal assistance from someone who cares about seeing to it that you get compensated fairly. At Savage, Turner, & Pinckney, we have handled many accident cases just like yours. We have the experience and expertise to get you the compensation you deserve.