Author Archives: Heidi Boe

Case Updates

By Mia Frieder Tenet HealthSystem GB, Inc. v. Thomas, 2018 Ga. LEXIS 461 (June 29, 2018) Supreme Court of Georgia held that a new claim of imputed simple negligence against a hospital in a second amended complaint related back to the original complaint for medical malpractice pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 9-11-15 (c). The lawsuit arose when plaintiff Lorraine Thomas was involved ...

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Firms Help Students with EDUCATION

Spotlight on Stephen Fowler BY TEDRA CANNELLA This year, Stephen Fowler made going back to school a little more fun for over 100 middle and high school students by sponsoring the Third Annual Cuts, College, and Careers event. The event was a hit, drawing middle and high school boys from all over the metro Atlanta area. The students received a ...

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Book Review: An Imperfect Rapture

BY MIA FRIEDER Kelly J. Beard celebrated her 60th birthday by closing her law practice. For over two decades, Ms. Beard had been a successful employment discrimination lawyer in Atlanta. She had been recognized as a Super Lawyer, a Star of Atlanta and as one of the nation’s Preeminent Female Lawyers. “The entire time I practiced law, I longed to ...

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GTLA Selects its 2018-2019 LEAD Class

BY SHEILA L. BILIMORIA The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association has announced the selections for the 2018-2019 Leadership Education & Advanced Direction (LEAD) Program. Now beginning its sixth year, the widely-acclaimed LEAD Program serves to train and equip GTLA members who have been identified as potential leaders in the association with the necessary tools to take the next steps in their ...

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Unleashing the Power of Mediation in Professional Liability Cases

BY LEE WALLACE Professional liability cases ought to mediate regularly and successfully. After all, trial is an unsavory option in a malpractice lawsuit, given the high costs of experts, the complex subject matter that is difficult to explain to a jury, and the lengthy trial time. Furthermore, mediation can be very effective at resolving cases. For example, in the medical ...

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Thoughts from Psychiatrist Michael Prudent, M.D.

As professionals, a lot is expected of us. It is assumed that we are tough, can handle almost anything, can persevere more than the “average” person. All those things might be true, but we are also human. It is very common for professionals like physicians, nurses, attorneys, etc. to experience symptoms of depression and possibly suicidal ideation. It might be ...

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Emergency Vehicle Tort Liability Due Regard V. Reckless

BY LEE GUTSCHENRITTER AND GARY THOMPSON In an urban environment, it is almost an everyday occurrence to witness a first responder emergency vehicle (typically with lights and sirens flashing and blaring) speeding through city streets. The more prudent drivers of these emergency vehicles remain aware of their surroundings and slow down as they approach intersections to make sure they are ...

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