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Nursing home sued over resident's wrongful death

Georgia law defines wrongful death as being the death of a person caused the criminal, intentional, reckless or negligent actions of another. In this context, "another" may simply mean another person, or it could mean a business or entity. Oftentimes, the negligent actions of a business may cause harm to others in indirect ways. Yet when a company is charged with caring for individuals, it may be hard to argue that the death of one under their care could not be due to anything but direct action or neglect. 

Keep fighting for the workers' compensation benefits you need

When you file for workers' compensation benefits, it is because you suffered an injury in a job-related accident or because you are sick as a result of your job. These benefits are available to most types of employees to allow them to recover the costs of medical bills and lost wages. There are also other types of benefits available, such as assistance with getting back to work.

What is aggravated assault?

Assault charges in Georgia are not all the same. Aggravated assault is a more serious crime than simple assault. The latter may be no more than a misdemeanor, while the former often qualifies as a felony. 

What are the different types of bankruptcy?

When you consider filing bankruptcy in Georgia, you may think there is only one type of bankruptcy. Often you just hear people saying they are going to file bankruptcy, using it as a general term. Actually, there are multiple types of bankruptcy. They are called chapters and are numbered. For example, you may file chapter 7 bankruptcy. The chapter you file depends on your situation.

Why might you lose workers' compensation benefits in GA?

If you sustain an injury on the job in Georgia, you have the right to collect workers' compensation benefits from your employer. Per Georgia law, these benefits should cover the cost of medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitative services and select other expenses. According to FindLaw, the most important aspect of the state's current workers' comp laws is that they state workers may receive benefits regardless of who was at fault for the accident that caused the injury. However, Georgia's no-fault workers' compensation system does not mean you cannot lose your rights to compensation.