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Cook & Connelly

Meningitis Outbreak Lawyer | Serving Columbus, GA

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706-503-3013

Experienced Team of Trial Attorneys with a History Of Providing Clients Quality Legal Counsel and Results.

Our firm is both unique and extraordinary. We are an experienced team of trial attorneys who have a history of providing clients with quality legal counsel. Our practice has extended over various parts of the country, with much of our focus on the northwestern part of Georgia. We are litigation attorneys who handle the vast majority of matters in the courtroom. …

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Michael G. Hostilo, LLC

Meningitis Outbreak Lawyer | Serving Columbus, GA

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912-988-7878

Know Your Rights. Get What's Right. Call Georgia's Premier Accident Attorney Today.

If you’re suffering from an injury that was caused by another person or organization’s negligence, you need to know your rights. You have the right to seek compensation for the losses you’ve experienced through a personal injury case that holds at-fault parties responsible for their actions. To get what’s right, call Mike Hostilo and get the money …

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Bill Buchanan, LLC

Meningitis Outbreak Lawyer | Columbus, GA

706-309-2023

Personal Injuries. Personal Attention.

Personal Injuries happen every day in Georgia, and many of them can be serious. If you have been hurt, Bill Buchanan, LLC, Attorney at Law, is here to help. Car and truck wrecks, collisions, slip and fall incidents, on-the-job incidents, and other incidents can cause serious medical problems, including sprains, broken bones, brain injuries, and even death. But victims …

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Buchanan Law Firm, PC

Meningitis Outbreak Lawyer | Columbus, GA

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706-303-1070

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At Buchanan Law Firm, PC, we offer powerful, professional representation in personal injury cases for people who have been severely injured. We also serve as defense counsel in a variety of business and civil litigation matters. We are trial lawyers with experience on both sides of the aisle. We feel that this gives us an edge when we represent you because we know the …

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2012 Meningitis Outbreak Legal Recourse

In 2102 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported an outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to tainted steroid injections. Several hundred cases have been reported and many people have died. If you have contracted fungal meningitis, contact a Columbus attorney today. You may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.

Meningitis Outbreak Linked to Steroid Used to Treat Back Pain

The 2012 meningitis outbreak is linked to injections of methylprednisolone acetate, used to treat back and joint pain. The disease is diagnosed through a spinal tap. The fluid drawn from the spine is examined for signs of the disease, which can be treated with intravenous antifungal medications. The tainted steroids were recalled, but new cases of the disease may still be reported.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It's important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice's billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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