CDC Funds Georgia Health Department Dog Bite Prevention Campaign in 3 Georgia Counties

May is National Dog Bite Prevention month; reflecting not only the increasing number of dog owners, but the growing public health issues due to dog bites. The Humane Society estimates that there are nearly 78.2 million dogs owned as pets in the US. Approximately 39% of American households include at least one dog. As dog ownership increases, so does the possibility...

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Gainesville, GA Man Found Guilty of Child Abuse

Facing Charges of Child Abuse, Gainesville, GA Man is Found Guilty When Christopher Thomas Ray, a 31-year-old Gainesville resident, received the verdict on his case involving more than 20 counts of child molestation and exploitation as well as drug violations, it wasn’t what his friends and family had hoped for. Found guilty on all but one count of child molestation...

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Employers Have Legal Responsibility to Reduce Risk of Injury and Death for Construction Workers

Largest Percentage of Workplace Deaths is in Construction According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2011, 4,609 people lost their lives while on the job. On average, 13 people lose their lives at work each day. And 721 of those deaths occurred within construction jobs. This means that one in every five workplace fatalities is a construction worker. There...

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Roofing Company’s Negligence Causes Severe Injury

A hurricane causes much devastation to properties and lives, but brings with it extra business to the construction industry. Because of widespread devastation due to hurricanes in Florida from 2006 to 2008, the construction industry experienced a substantial increase in business. When property owners began seeking companies to repair or replace roofs, the media...

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Judge Judy Caught Up in a Marital Property Dispute?

Was Judge Judy on the Wrong Side of the Law in This Marital Property Dispute? Dividing assets and property during a divorce can be an angry roadblock that keeps everyone from moving forward. Very few divorces are not embroiled in a cauldron of mixed emotions and oftentimes, hurt feelings are expressed in non-verbal, passive aggressive ways. A soon-to-be ex may...

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What to Expect When You File a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Time is of the essence if you are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit in Georgia due to its statute of limitations concerning such cases. In most instances, Georgia only allows two years from the date of injury or death as a result of a negligent, wrongful, or omitting act. Many attorneys will not assist with filing a personal injury lawsuit if the statute...

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Car Accidents Are Leading Cause For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

When a person is involved in a car accident, the body produces hormones called endorphins which act as painkillers. Therefore, not all injuries sustained during the accident will be immediately obvious. One of the most common injuries suffered by victims of automobile accidents is a closed head injury. The brain may be shaken inside the skull causing anything...

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Do PreNuptial Agreements Really Protect All Parties?

Will A Prenuptial Agreement End Up Being Invalidated for Non-Compliance of Terms? Some people think prenuptial agreements are too business-like for matters of the heart, but a carefully thought out arrangement protects all parties by clearly delineating how assets are distributed if divorce or death occurs, which can be very important when families are blended....

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Adoption Tax Credit Now Permanent

Potential adoptive parents can benefit from the adoption tax credit that was recently made permanent, which is especially helpful for parents wishing to adopt a child with special needs because they will not be required to prove adoption-related expenses to get the tax credit. They may claim the maximum credit if they pay enough in taxes. All adoptive parents...

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Children’s Product Failure Cause Injury and Death Every Day

The Consumer Product Safety Commission or CPSC reports that there are over 2,500 product failure recalls every year. Product safety U.S. and Georgia product failure are a growing concern with the defective product causing personal injury, property damage or death; the CPSC reports that the cost for the end result of product failure is over $900 billion dollars...

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