Injuries and Treatment

Breathing Exercises Could Help Heal Brain Injury in Teens

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | March 27, 2023

Teenagers who have suffered a concussion or a mild brain injury may benefit from breathing exercises that could help heal the injury quicker. Car accidents  are an under-estimated cause of brain injury among teenagers.  Much  of the available research  focuses on the role of sports injuries, especially those involving contact sports, in causing brain injuries […]

Increased Risk of Head and Spinal Injuries from Slip and Falls During Winter

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | January 25, 2023

Your chances of suffering a serious head or spinal injury increase while performing a number of routine activities in winter. Slip and fall accidents are some of the more hazardous accidents in snowy or icy conditions like the kind that  parts of Georgia have experienced in recent weeks. Experts are warning about a higher risk […]

Protect Yourself Against Hand Injuries in Slip and Fall Accidents this Winter

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | December 12, 2022

Some of the more common injuries that occur in slip and fall accidents during winter are hand and wrist injuries, especially those that occur when a person puts out his hand to break the fall. This winter, orthopedic surgeons are warning people about the dangers of hand and wrist injuries in fall accidents. These personal […]

Heart Disease can Exacerbate Slip and Fall Accident Risks

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | October 13, 2022

People who suffer from cardiovascular disease may be at a higher risk of suffering from slip and fall accidents that expose them to serious personal injury. According to a new study whose results were published in the journal Circulation:  Cardiovascular Quality Outcomes,  more research is needed to understand the causes of increased fall risks in […]

New Report Provides Guidance to States to Prevent Distracted Driving Auto Accidents

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | July 28, 2022

The Governor’s Highway Safety Association has released a new report that provides recommendations to state highway offices on steps that they can take to reduce the incidence of distracted driving. A significant number of car accidents are caused by drivers who are distracted due to their use of telephones, radios, eating and other activities in […]

Therapies to Improve Bowel Function in Spinal Injury Patients

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | June 7, 2021

Slip and/or fall accidents can cause serious injuries and result in long-term disability to a person’s life.  Spinal injuries are often the result of fall accidents.  A fall does not have to occur from an elevation for the person to suffer a spinal injury. Even a fall from a low height, like a few stairs, […]

When Can You File a Lawsuit?

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | December 9, 2019

If you are injured in an accident, oftentimes the last thing that may be on your mind is starting a lawsuit.  However, your injuries may be severely impacting your ability to work, to interact with your family and to live your daily life.  And, more often than not, if your injuries were the result of […]

Nursing Home Workers Posting Embarrassing, Explicit Pictures of Residents Online

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | January 25, 2016

The explosion of social media has unfortunately meant more ways for unprofessional staff members at nursing homes to abuse vulnerable residents. A shocking exposé by ProPublica documents evidence of instances in which nursing home staff uploaded embarrassing, humiliating or degrading images or videos of vulnerable elderly residents in their care. Many of these images were […]

Medical Costs Are Outstripping Coverage, Causing Headaches for Patients

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | September 26, 2011

A practice called “balance billing” has patients with full medical coverage paying exorbitant out-of-pocket costs, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. It’s a controversial and sometimes illegal practice that occurs when a patient’s health plan pays less than what the doctor or institution wants to be paid, and it has healthcare providers […]

Lack of Access to Trauma Care Places Georgia Tourists at High Risk of Car Accident Death

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | August 8, 2011

For most Atlanta residents planning a vacation this summer, access to emergency trauma care in their vacation destination is not really at the top of the priority list. In fact, most people on vacation don’t give a second thought to whether their holiday destination has easy and quick access to trauma care in the event […]