Is medical malpractice in Georgia going to mimic our workers’ compensation system?

In an effort to rein in medical costs and reduce medical malpractice premiums, Georgia physicians are weighing the merits of sweeping medical malpractice reform in our state.  Some are advocating for a plan modeled after the workers’ compensation system. “The medical malpractice system is incredibly inefficient and the money actually goes to others in the  … Read more

Wal-Mart settles workers’ comp lawsuit with over 13K injured employees

Mega-retailer Wal-Mart has long been accused of unfair practices with regard to its workers, but recently some Wal-Mart employees in Colorado won a little bit of ground with regard to workers’ compensation claims. In 2009, some 13,500 employees of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. brought a class-action suit against the company and two other defendants, alleging that  … Read more

Judge orders former Atlanta Falcons players to seek Georgia workers’ comp benefits

Back in March of this year, the Atlanta Falcons and the NFL brought suit against several former football players in a move to block them from filing for workers’ compensation benefits in the state of California. A twenty-page ruling in that case this week found against the players, and mandates that they must seek compensation here in  … Read more

Happy Veterans Day from Moebes Law, LLC!

Happy Veterans Day from Moebes Law, LLC. From our founding attorney, Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran Michael Moebes, to the millions of Americans who have served during war time in support of our freedom, we appreciate your service.  

Emerging laws protect the internet privacy of employees and students

Way back in 1970, futurist and science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke effectively predicted the Internet, describing it as a synchronous system of satellites. In 1995 that prediction came true for the layperson when restrictions on Internet use to carry commercial traffic were lifted. The Internet as we know it is no longer in its infancy,  … Read more

Italian Supreme Court rules brain tumor + work-related cellphone usage = a valid workers’ compensation claim!

We’ve all heard the speculation about the potential harm common modern conveniences like cell phones and laptops can do to our bodies, but a landmark case in Italy may be a game-changer legally. Italian businessman Innocenzo Marcolini is the director of a company who reportedly used a mobile phone for at least five to six hours a  … Read more

Meningitis outbreak could be of concern to workers with injured backs

It’s not terribly uncommon for workers with back injuries to receive steroid injections for relief as part of their treatment under their workers’ compensation benefits. What is uncommon is workers getting sick and even dying as a result of being given these injections. In an alarming turn, that’s what’s occurring in several states. Five people  … Read more