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Augusta Hospital Settles $3.5M Fetal Injury Suit

Augusta Hospital Settles $3.5M Fetal Injury Suit

An Augusta hospital and a doctor will have to pay nearly $3.6 million to settle a medical malpractice case filed by an ex-Army soldier after her baby boy suffered fetal brain damage. This amount includes in excess of $1.4 million in attorney fees and over $150,000 in legal expenses. A similar sum is likely to come…

Authorities Searching for Driver Who Hit Bicyclist on Christmas Eve

Authorities Searching for Driver Who Hit Bicyclist on Christmas Eve

Police in East Point are searching for the driver who struck a cyclist along Main Street on Christmas Eve and kept driving. Forty-seven-year-old Michael Cook said he lost consciousness and woke up on Christmas Day. He said he was in such a daze that he didn’t even know it was Christmas and he had no…

Man Charged After Tire Flies Off Vehicle, Kills Woman

Man Charged After Tire Flies Off Vehicle, Kills Woman

A woman is dead following a freak accident in which a tire flew off a vehicle and hit her in the head. Twenty-two-year-old Middle Georgia resident Kimberly Touchton was walking her dog on Sunday night while the van was traveling on a nearby overhead bridge. Houston County authorities said the driver, 25-year-old Brian Seth Carmichael,…

New Seat Belt Laws Could Be Coming to Georgia in 2020

New Seat Belt Laws Could Be Coming to Georgia in 2020

Riding in the back seat of a vehicle without a seatbelt could get you a ticket in 2020. Front seat passengers have always been required to wear seatbelts. However, lawmakers in Georgia are considering requiring every passenger to buckle up. Georgia and 19 other states currently don’t require adults to use a seatbelt when they…

4 Killed in Kingsland Multi-Car Crash

4 Killed in Kingsland Multi-Car Crash

A three-year-old girl was among four people who died on Tuesday afternoon following a multi-car crash on Highway 40 in Kingsland, Georgia. This was confirmed by state authorities on Wednesday. Georgia State Patrol officials said investigations revealed that the driver of the Nissan Maxima involved in the crash was speeding and driving erratically before the…

Paulding County Man Sues WellStar for Medical Malpractice

Paulding County Man Sues WellStar for Medical Malpractice

Man sues Georgia’s largest health system, WellStar. The Paulding County man resident says he was misdiagnosed by staff at the Hospital in Marietta. Damien Robinson sought emergency treatment at the hospital back in March 2018. In his medical malpractice lawsuit which was filed on November 6 in the DeKalb County State Court, Robinson claims he…