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Ureter Cut During Hysterectomy Lawsuit

If you or a loved one has recently undergone a hysterectomy procedure, and suffered the unfortunate consequence of having the ureter cut during surgery, you may be wondering if you should file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

A cut to the ureter during a hysterectomy can cause persistent and serious complications such as uncontrollable leaking of urine, infections and even loss of kidney function. Our expert team of personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers can review the facts and determine if you have a strong enough case to move forward with a lawsuit.

Signs Your Ureter Has Been Cut During a Hysterectomy

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below following your hysterectomy surgery, it may be a sign that your ureter was cut during the procedure. If you experience any of these symptoms you should seek medical attention immediately for treatment and confirmation of a severed ureter.

  • Blood in urine
  • Abdominal pain
  • Severe flank and back pain
  • Swelling
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Decreased urine output or inability to urinate
  • Leaking bladder

Do I Have a Case if My Ureter was Damaged During My Hysterectomy?

If your ureter was cut or damaged during your hysterectomy procedure you may have a case only if the injury was a direct result of medical malpractice. An undesired result during surgery is not always considered negligent, as unfortunately, complications can sometimes not be avoided. Your lawyers will have to be able to prove medical malpractice to move forward with your lawsuit.

Determining Medical Malpractice

In order to move forward with a lawsuit if your ureter has been cut during a hysterectomy, your lawyer will need to assess whether or not medical malpractice has occurred. Your case can be considered malpractice if the injury to your ureter occurred due to your surgeon’s failure to follow accepted practices during your hysterectomy.

To determine if your case constitutes malpractice our medical malpractice attorneys will consult with top medical experts in the field who will review the facts of your case and give their objective expert opinions.

Negligence During a Hysterectomy

In the case of a ureter cut during a hysterectomy, you may be able to bring a lawsuit if medical experts determine your surgeon was negligent in adhering to accepted practices during your surgery. Your surgeon could be considered negligent if one of the following occurred during your hysterectomy.

  • Failure to properly safeguard the ureter during the procedure
  • Failure to run tests following the procedure to determine if the ureter has been severed
  • Neglecting to document that the ureters were identified and protected in the operative report
  • Failure to consult with a urologist during the hysterectomy if ureters are difficult to locate
  • Failure to properly use stents to mark the ureters during surgery

Consult Moraitakis & Kushel About a Medical Malpractice Case

If you have experienced an injury to your ureter that occurred during a hysterectomy procedure, contact Moraitakis & Kushel for a free initial consultation as soon as possible. Medical malpractice cases can be difficult to prove, therefore after carefully reviewing the facts of your case, our firm will accept you as a client only if we believe there is a strong chance of success. Call today at (404) 445-1411 or complete our online contact form.

Understanding Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can be difficult to understand because there are so many different types and the severity can be so varied. However, if you or a loved one have suffered a burn injury you know they can be quite serious and painful both physically and psychologically. If you have attempted to recover damages for the suffering and expenses caused by your burn injury, you may have also run into roadblocks with the insurance company.

In the below article the legal team at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP provides information to help you understand burn injuries and when you should seek compensation.

What is a Burn Injury

The most basic definition of a burn injury, according to the Mayo Clinic’s website, is tissue damage resulting from heat, overexposure to the sun or other radiation, or chemical or electrical contact. However, there are many different types of burns and a wide scale of severity or degree.

When doctors assess a burn injury, they consider the depth and size of the burn, the age of the person injured and other factors such as:

  • Location of the burn
  • Type of burn
  • Inhalation of smoke or toxic gases
  • Other traumatic injuries
  • Other health issues

Seeing a Doctor for a Burn Injury

Whatever the cause, burns can be quite severe and you should seek emergency medical assistance if the burn is in a sensitive area or covers a large area of your body. You should also be seen for any type of chemical or electrical burn or a burn that has affected multiple layers of skin. Similarly, if the burn appears to have patches of black, brown or white or has a charred appearance you should get it checked out.

It is also important to seek immediate medical attention if you are having difficulty breathing due to smoke or gas inhalation or you think you have experienced burns to your airway. When in doubt, always seek medical attention for your burn. It’s better to be safe!

Main Causes of Burn Injuries

Burns can be caused by a variety of factors but some of the main ones include:

  • Flame – Caused by the skin’s contact with fire
  • Contact – Contact with a hot object such as a cigarette, or stove top
  • Scald – Skin contact with hot liquid
  • Electrical – Caused by contact with currents of electricity
  • Chemical – Contact with flammable gases or liquids

When to Seek Compensation for a Burn Injury

If your burn was caused by another person or business, either due to negligence or intentionally, you may be able to seek compensation for your expenses. You may also be able to seek damages if your burn covers a significant portion or your body, is severe, or has caused you to be hospitalized.

Careful documentation on your part can be very helpful to your lawyers in getting you the compensation you deserve. Documentation can include photographs of your injuries, a log of lost income or wages, receipts and records to document medical expenses and care, and the testimony of anyone who witnessed the burn accident.

Contact the Burn Injury Lawyers at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP

If you have experienced a burn injury the attorneys at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Give us a call at (404) 445-1411, or fill out our online form, to set up your free consultation appointment today.

What Happens if You’re Involved in an Accident While Using Ride Share

Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have made getting around a lot easier, but what happens if you get into an unexpected accident while using one of these services? While many people are concerned about getting from point A to point B, more hours on the road means ride sharing drivers have a higher chance of getting into an accident.
Whether you’ve been involved in an accident while using ride share, or are a frequent ride share user, it’s important to know what to do. Find out who is responsible in a ride share car accident.

Are Ride Share Companies Liable for their Drivers?

Ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft do not hire drivers as employees. Therefore, these ride sharing apps do not have to claim legal responsibility for their drivers.
Popular ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft require their drivers to have personal car insurance that meets or exceeds state minimums for liability coverage. However, this insurance may not be applicable while an individual is driving for hire. Uber and Lyft provide liability coverage for their drivers and each company has adopted policies with various coverage.
Both Uber and Lyft use commercial insurance with a maximum liability coverage for $1 million.

What Happens if My Driver is At Fault?

If you are using a rideshare service and your driver is at fault, available insurance coverages for both Uber and Lyft have a liability limit of $1 million.

What Happens if My Driver is Not At Fault?

If you’re a passenger in a rideshare vehicle, and another driver causes an accident, for both Uber and Lyft, available insurance coverage includes:

  • The other driver’s insurance and liability limits
  • Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage up to $1 million
  • Personal injury policy

What If I have been Injured in the Accident?

If you have been injured during a rideshare accident, its important to gather any pertinent information to assist with the claim. Obtain the rideshare driver’s name, insurance information, and license plate, as well as the other involved party’s information. Take photos of the accident scene and any injuries you may have. Report the crash to law enforcement as well as Uber or Lyft’s customer service line. Contact an attorney to guide you through the process and get you the compensation you deserve.

What should I do if I’m in an accident involving Uber or Lyft?

Auto accidents involved ridesharing companies can be confusing and unique because of the changing landscape of the laws that regulate such businesses. It’s important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer if you have been involved in an accident like this.

If you have been injured in a rideshare accident, Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP can help. We will guide you through the process, answer your questions, and get you the compensation you deserve. Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP is one of Georgia’ leading serious injury law firms. Get in contact with us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Vehicle Defects and Safety Recalls

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website, a recall is issued when a manufacturer or NHTSA determines that a vehicle or vehicle equipment is not in compliance with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. If your vehicle or its equipment has been involved in any safety-related recalls, the manufacturer likely offered to repair or replace the defect in your vehicle and you were able to continue driving it. However, what if the vehicle defect caused an accident or an injury to yourself or a passenger? Do you have any rights if the incident occurred after the recall?

The attorneys at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP have experience with product liability cases including those involving automobile defects, car parts, tires, brakes, fuel lines, and airbags and more. The below article provides additional information on vehicle defects and safety recalls and what you can do if a vehicle defect causes an accident or injury.

What is a Vehicle Safety-Related Defect

A safety-related defect in a vehicle is a problem with the vehicle or it’s equipment that poses a risk to motor vehicle safety. Some examples of vehicle defects that could result in a safety recall include:

  • Accelerator controls that break or stick
  • Wheels that crack or break possibly resulting in loss of control of the vehicle
  • Problems with the wiring system that result in fires or loss of lighting
  • Steering components that suddenly break causing loss of control of the vehicle
  • Airbags that deploy outside of the conditions for which they are intended
  • Windshield wiper assemblies that fail to operate properly

What Happens When a Safety Recall is Issued

The majority of safety recalls for vehicle defects are initiated by the manufacturer. In the instance of a recall, manufacturers are required to fix the problem by repairing your vehicle, replacing the vehicle if the issue cannot be repaired, offering a refund or sometimes even repurchasing the vehicle. You should be notified of any recalls by first-class mail. The communication you receive should give instructions on how to correct the problem.

What to do if You’re Injured by a Defect After the Recall

If you, or a passenger in your vehicle, is injured due to a vehicle defect, even if the injury occurs after a recall has been issued, you may have reason to pursue a product liability suit claim. If you were using the vehicle in the manner intended by the manufacturer and the vehicle was defective when you purchased it, you may be able to seek to recover damages for expenses related to your injury.

Of course, it is always best to stay on the lookout for any safety recalls to your vehicle or its equipment. The NHTSA recommends checking their website twice a year to keep yourself up to date on any possible safety recalls.

MK Trial Law Can Help with Product Liability Claims

If you have been injured due to a vehicle defect and believe you have a product liability claim, the attorneys at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP can help. Give us a call at (404) 445-1411 today to set up an appointment for your free consultation. We will be happy to go over the facts of your case with you and assess your chances of success.

Failure to Diagnose Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancers among men in America, with one in every 9 men being diagnosed with it at some point in his life. When caught in the early stages, prostate cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer.

In fact, if prostate is detected in the localized or regional state (mild to moderate spread, but not to the lungs, liver, or bones) patients have an almost 100% 5-year survival rate. This means that if caught early, almost every single patient lives another five years and typically longer.
Because prostate cancer characteristically responds so well to treatment, it is vital that it is detected sooner rather than later. Unfortunately for some, prostate cancer isn’t caught in the early stages.

Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

Some of the symptoms of prostate cancer are also present in other, less dangerous, diagnoses, so some of these symptoms can be overlooked. Early symptoms and warning signs of prostate cancer include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Difficulty beginning urination
  • Pain or burning during urination
  • Inability to urinate effectively or completely
  • Pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips, or thighs
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Blood in urine
  • Blood or urine in semen

Failure to Diagnose Prostate Cancer Causes

There are many different reasons why prostate cancer may not be diagnosed in the early stages. Men may be unaware of the early symptoms of prostate cancer or be embarrassed to talk to a doctor about any symptoms they may be experiencing, which may include difficulty or pain in urination or erectile dysfunction.

Unfortunately, sometimes a missed prostate cancer diagnosis can be caused by the negligence of a doctor or medical professional. A general practitioner may fail to refer a patient to a specialist. A doctor may fail to order the correct tests to determine prostate cancer. Or, a radiologist or pathologist may fail to conduct a test correctly leading to incorrect results or misread test results.

Compensation for Failure to Diagnose Prostate Cancer

If you believe that a physician failed to diagnose prostate cancer in you or a loved one, you may be entitled to compensation to cover losses and pain and suffering. To build a strong case proving that medical malpractice occurred, the following evidence is necessary:

  • Proof that there was a patient-doctor relationship at the time of missed diagnosis.
    Proof that according to reasonable professional standards, the doctor should have been able to detect symptoms of prostate cancer and taken steps toward testing and treatment.
    Proof that the failure to diagnose caused unnecessary harm and pain and suffering to the patient.

Contact the Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP

If you or a loved one experienced a missed diagnosis of prostate cancer due to the negligence of a doctor or medical professional, contact the medical malpractice attorneys Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP in Atlanta, GA. Our experienced attorneys can help you build a case for compensation. Contact us via our online form to set up a time to talk about your individual circumstances.

Failure to Diagnose Ovarian Cancer

Just this year alone, over 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Mainly developing in older women, ovarian cancer kills almost 14,000 women of that 22,000. If caught early, ovarian cancer has a much better treatment success rate. However, because this type of cancer often doesn’t display symptoms early or the symptoms mirror other diagnoses, it can go undetected.

Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer often goes undetected because the symptoms seem mild or mimic other common reproductive and bladder disorders. The symptoms of this type of cancer include:

  • Weight loss
  • Easily feeling full while eating
  • Constipation or changes in bowel habits
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Frequent need to urinate or urgency in urination
  • Abdominal pain
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Changes in menstrual cycle
  • Back pain
  • Fatigue

There are certain factors that can increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer including inherited gene mutations, increased age (most common in women between 50 and 60), a family history of ovarian cancer, estrogen replacement therapy, and early menstruation or late-onset menstruation.

Common Tests to Determine Ovarian Cancer

When displaying signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, your physician may order tests to check for cancer. These tests may include:

  • Pelvic exam
  • Imaging tests
  • Ultrasounds
  • Computed tomography (CT) scans
  • Barium enema x-rays
  • Chest x-rays (if metastasized)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) scans
  • Laparoscopy, colonoscopy, and biopsy
  • Blood tests

Doctor’s Failure to Diagnose Ovarian Cancer in Women

Because ovarian cancer symptoms sometimes mimic other benign diseases or other forms of cancer, a doctor can miss the symptoms or mistake them for something else if they aren’t thorough. Doctors can fail to diagnose ovarian cancer if they fail to order the necessary tests to rule out cancer, sometimes because of the cost of the tests. A general practitioner may fail to recommend a patient to a specialist if they don’t recognize symptoms consistent with ovarian cancer.

A pathologist or radiologist could misread test or scan results leading to a misdiagnosis, or they could improperly communicate the results with the primary doctor or the patient. Medical malpractice can also be due to completing tests, scans, and lab work in an unreasonably long amount of time which could affect when treatments are administered.

Building a Failure to Diagnose Ovarian Cancer Case

In every medical malpractice case, there are three criteria necessary to build a strong defense for negligence. The first is proof that there was an established doctor-patient relationship and that it was established before the diagnosis should have been made. The second is proof that according to best practices and medical standards of other doctors in the field, the doctor failed to do what was medically necessary and failed to recognize symptoms that most doctors would recognize. Lastly, there should be proof that the patient was harmed due to the negligence of the doctor.

Contact Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Atlanta for Failure to Diagnose Cases

If you or a loved one suffered at the hand of a doctor that failed to diagnose ovarian cancer, contact the experienced attorneys of Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP at 800-688-2357.

Failure to Diagnose Lung Cancer

Every 2.3 minutes, someone is diagnosed with lung cancer. That person’s life changes drastically after their diagnosis, shifting the way they make decisions and affecting their relationships. Early detection of cancer gives patients the chance to choose their treatment options and dramatically increases a person’s chances of successful treatment.

In fact, with lung cancer, 80 percent of patients will survive at least a year after diagnosis, compared to the 15 percent of those diagnosed in later stages. When a patient is diagnosed late, or not at all, it can not only affect that patient’s options in treatments, but it also affects their family. It can cause a family to lose their loved one or lose precious time with their loved one. That additional time is crucial for health, but also for preparing for the future and what it might entail. If that person is the main income source in their household, it can also cause financial strain and stress on the family.

There are many different reasons why cancer might be diagnosed late. A patient might not recognize the warning signs of cancer, they might be afraid of what the results would be if they went to a doctor, or there may be negligence on a medical professional’s end.

Negligence by a Doctor or Medical Professional

Unfortunately, sometimes a late diagnosis is because of an oversight of a physician. Some of the common reasons a physician might fail to diagnose cancer in a reasonable period of time include:

  • Failure to refer a patient to a specialist
  • Failure to recognize the symptoms or signs of cancer
  • Failure to order the correct tests to diagnose
  • Misreading an x-ray
  • Misreading test results
  • Communicating incorrect results to patient
  • Failure to communicate test results in a reasonable time manner

Receiving Compensation for Failure to Diagnose Lung Cancer

If a patient or a patient’s loved ones can show that a physician was negligent in diagnosing cancer for them, they may be eligible for compensation. In order to build a failure to diagnose case, you have to prove a few things, including proof that a doctor and patient relationship was established at the time of the missed diagnosis, that the doctor, according to average and reasonable medical standards, should have been able to detect the cancer, and that the patient was harmed due to the negligence.

If these three pieces of proof are verifiable, the patient and their family may be able to receive compensation to cover undue medical expenses and for the pain and suffering caused by the missed diagnosis.

Failure to Diagnose Lung Cancer Attorneys in Atlanta, GA

If you or a loved one were harmed because of a doctor’s failure to diagnose lung cancer, contact the medical malpractice attorneys at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP. With over 70 years of combined legal service, our attorneys are practiced at helping patients fight for compensation in medical malpractice cases. Call us at (404) 445-1411 to set up a time to talk about building a case today.

Possible Damages & Compensation in Birth Injury Cases

Birth injury cases are complex due to the legal and medical technicalities involved. Furthermore, it is a stressful period emotionally that the family has to go through.

At Moraitakis & Kushel, our team has successfully concluded many birth injury claims. We have the knowledge and expertise to ensure that you receive the highest compensation possible to assist with rehabilitation, care, and therapy costs – which can be a financial burden for many families.

Types of Possible Damages in Birth Injury

Following a birth injury, there are many different damages available for a case. This could include losses suffered by the child, meaning the child would receive the payout. These losses could include:

  • Punitive Damages: Punitive damages are awarded to punish the defendant. They are also a way of deterring others from acting in the same way. Punitive damages are difficult to recover in a birth injury case, however, they are possible. The injured party must show that the health care provided acted in a way that was malicious or intentional
  • Economic Damages: These damages include costs associated with the injury now and in the future and future lost earnings. This could include special education needs, nursing assistance and rehabilitation.
  • Non-Economic Damages: This would include damages for physical pain and suffering, mental and emotional suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Possible Compensation for Birth Injury Cases

While some states impose limits on certain types of damages, Georgia does not.
In 2005, the Georgia Legislature passed the Georgia Tort Reform act, which placed a number of caps on noneconomic damages for medical malpractice claims. The caps were:

  • $350,000 in actions against health care providers
  • $350,00 in actions against a medical facility
  • $700,000 in actions against multiple medical facilities
  • $1,050,000 in actions against multiple health care providers and medical facilities

In 2010, these caps were challenged. The Georgia Supreme Court found that the damages cap was unconstitutional because it violated the constitutional right to trial by jury.

Pain and suffering is very difficult to award damages for. The experience of pain and suffering is so subjective, therefore there is no easy standard of measurement. Juries are often told to use their best judgment under these circumstances.

Since pain and suffering are so subjective, the amount awarded can vary widely and depend on factors such as the sympathy of the jury. The calculation of a birth injury lawsuit is dependent on so many different factors, therefore no attorney can give you a definitive value of your case. Having an experienced personal injury attorney is your best bet at getting the highest amount of compensation. At Moraitakis & Kushel, we will work hard to get you the full compensation deserved following a birth injury case.

Contact Moraitakis & Kushel, Atlanta’s Birth Injury Attorneys

Children injured after birth often have serious and debilitating injuries. Moraitakis & Kushel will help you get the compensation you need following the birth injury to assist with therapy, special education costs, and emotional stress.

If you want to understand the value of your child’s claim, contact our law office at 800-688-2357 or fill out our form online.

What is Liposuction Malpractice?

Liposuction is the removal of fat in a specific area of the body. A skilled and trained plastic surgeon, preferably one who is board certified, should perform liposuction, which includes a suction mechanism that affects the target area by efficiently and quickly removing fat cells. The tools that are used, such as a cannula (hollow tube) and aspirator (a device that suctions), create a vacuum that is inserted into a small incision in the skin. If not correctly utilized, the fat-removal can cause painful and visible pockets in the skin, giving an appearance that may have not been the goal of the procedure.

Liposuction malpractice is when a surgical technique is done incorrectly and causes harm to the patient, either physically or mentally. Liposuction malpractice can cause extreme pain, swelling, bruising, weakness, and more. Even though it’s a rare occurrence, liposuction malpractice is due to negligence; either the surgeon was not using the correct techniques or the surgeon was not properly trained to do the procedure.

Outcomes of negligence during the procedure can include allergic reactions to medication, infection, and even death. That’s why it’s so important to find the best surgeon to do the procedure.

The Horrors of Liposuction

The occurrence of liposuction malpractice doesn’t happen often — but it happens enough to be a concern. Liposuction malpractice can cause injuries that can last a lifetime—or they can end your life. There have been stories of people ending up with a “lumpy mess,” where there are indentations through the epidermis (skin), causing an undesirable look for the patient. There have also been stories of people being burned during the liposuction procedure, leaving the patient permanently scarred. Many others have explained the procedure as being a “nightmare” and that it ruined their body. These are all results of negligence and liposuction malpractice.

Injuries from Liposuction Malpractice

Possible injuries from liposuction can include:

  • Perforated fascia
  • Allergic reactions
  • Infection
  • Punctured organ
  • Epidermal Injury
  • Burning
  • Thrombosis
  • Irregularities in the epidermis
  • Fluid imbalance
  • Lidocaine toxicity
  • Death

How to Pick a Doctor for Your Liposuction Procedure

When choosing the correct liposuction surgeon for your procedure, there are a few items to consider:

  • Well-trained/skilled
  • Ethical
  • Safe
  • Surgeon Board Certified
  • Shares the same aesthetic vision as you

Ultimately, when choosing a plastic surgeon to perform liposuction, make sure you have all your questions and concerns addressed. Keep “shopping” for the right surgeon until you are satisfied you will be in safe hands. Reading testimonials or getting referrals from friends and family is always a good idea as well.

Contact Liposuction Malpractice Lawyers in Atlanta, GA

If you or someone you know has been a victim of liposuction malpractice, contact Moraitakis and Kushel, LLP today. We know the horrors behind liposuction malpractice and we are ready to help you. Contact Atlanta, Georgia’s serious injury law firm for your free consultation today.

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Liability in Swimming Accidents

According to the CDC, about ten deaths per day are related to non-boating swimming related accidents by fatal unintentional drownings. One in five of those people are children under the age of 14. These are tragic and unfortunate statistics that are prevalent today.

Swimming accidents occur when there is an occurrence of negligence either by another person, by a company, or by a manufacturer. Negligence of taking care of a swimming environment can cause either injury or can become fatal. It can quickly turn a simple day of fun in the sun into a traumatic experience for all.

Statistics for Swimming Accidents in the United States

For children under 5 years of age, drowning accidents are the leading cause of death and injury with more than 80{feda45885e261fa14202848ec0416fdb5a1c332b072331bc4b7a4cd461f32529} of the drowning occurring in residential pools or spas. Around 20{feda45885e261fa14202848ec0416fdb5a1c332b072331bc4b7a4cd461f32529} of adolescents under the age of 14 suffer from sever and permanent disabilities after they are hospitalized for near drowning events. Drowning is also number 4 on the leading causes of accidental deaths in the United States (number 3 worldwide). A whopping $273 million in direct and indirect costs are related to accidental coastal drowning in the United States alone.

These statistics help us understand the importance of pool safety and how we can help those that are currently under the traumatic stress of personal injuries and wrongful deaths due to swimming accidents.

Common Causes for Swimming Accidents

  • Lack of warning signs
  • Lack of proper barriers
  • Lack of close supervision
  • Damaged pool exit ladders
  • Broken glass
  • Malfunctioning pool lights
  • Failure to install anti-entrapment devices
  • Improper water levels
  • Electrocution
  • Missing emergency floatation device
  • Negligent lifeguard supervision
  • Drowning, near-drowning
  • Slip, trip and falls on wet surfaces
  • Swimming pool disembowelment
  • Traumatic brain injury

Risk Factors for Swimming Accidents

  • Age.One of the largest risk factors for injury and fatalities from swimming accidents. The highest drowning rates are among children from 1-4 years old.
  • Gender.With twice the mortality rate, males are more likely to have a swimming accident that can cause an injury or become fatal than a female. For example, males have higher drowning rates due to riskier behavior around water.
  • Medical conditions. Medical conditions, such as epilepsy, can increase a person’s chance of an injury or fatality due to a swimming accident.
  • Alcohol use. Alcohol use in or near water can cause an increase in the possibility of a swimming accident.
  • Infants left alone. Infants left along around water can increase the chance of a fatality from a swimming accident.

Compensation for Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Liability in Swimming Accidents at Moraitakis & Kushel

If you or a loved one has suffered from an injury or fatality from a swimming accident, contact Moraitakis & Kushel today for your compensation. The injury lawyers in Atlanta at Moraitakis & Kushel have helped hundreds of people receive compensation for their losses. Contact us today at 800-688-2357 or online for a free consultation.