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AAP Issues Policy on Home Births

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is concerned with the welfare of children all throughout the United States. That is why the academy recently released a policy regarding home births. Many individuals decide they want to have their child in their own home. Sometimes this is because of a religious preference, and other times it is because a mother wants to be traditional or wants to avoid medications that are unnecessary. Yet with a few mistakes, home births can result in disaster. When untrained individuals are delivering a baby, a simple mistake can lead to a lifetime of disability or injury.

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national bike to school day Van Sant Law

On May 9th, your child might be encouraged to bike or walk to school as part of National Bike to School Day. To participate safely, you not only want them to have the right equipment but the right type of bike. Surprisingly, parents often buy the wrong size or style of bike for their children.

It does not help that when you go to buy one, you are presented with an array of styles, sizes, and designs. So, if your child plans to participate in bike to school day, make sure you equip them with the right bike so that they can ride safely and enjoy the independence of riding to school in the morning.

Tips for Buying a New Kids’ Bike in Cumming

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new physician Van Sant Law

Most people find themselves looking for a new doctor unexpectedly. Perhaps your doctor has retired, you are moving, or you are ill and need medical care right away. Regardless of why you are looking for a doctor, it is important not to rush that decision. You want to make sure the physician you select not only works with your health insurance provider but that they are the best fit for your care needs.

Typically, most patients will only consider in-network provider status, how close the office is to home or work, and how quickly they can get in. While these are good qualities, they are the tip of the iceberg and no indication that the physician themselves will take care of them properly.

Medical malpractice is quite common in the United States. While these incidents do not always result in a lawsuit, they can leave patients with severe injuries or long-term complications that could have been prevented. Malpractice occurs when a physician’s negligence causes serious harm to their patient. Negligence can be caused by a variety of factors, such as a doctor that is too busy to give each patient adequate time or a physician that is more concerned with billing than patient care.

people at wild party Van Sant Law

Alcohol is a common cause of the state’s most severe and tragic accidents. When someone is injured because of a drunken driver, they have the right to seek compensation from the at-fault driver, but also the vendor that supplied the alcohol.

Most states in the U.S. now have laws that hold social hosts and vendors responsible for the actions of patrons who have consumed alcohol in their facility. Georgia is one of those states that employs dram shop laws.

What is the Dram Shop Law in the State of Georgia?

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Scholarships Van Sant Law

After their years of service, many veterans return to home only to realize that they do not have a career path set.

After all, the average of a person enlisting in the United States Military is 21, because the maximum age allowed is 35 years. Therefore, a 21-year old is unlikely to have a career or even have finished his or her college education.

After their years of service are complete, they need something to fall back on. That is why offers a scholarship to veterans. Today, more veterans come back from service or deployment and enroll in college. However, the rising cost of college does not make it easy for these service members to complete their degree.

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Lawsuit Van Sant Law

A personal injury lawsuit might name an individual, company, or insurance company. However, you may wonder if you win, which party pays for the lawsuit in your judgment or a settlement situation.

The answer depends on the lawsuit and if the defendant has insurance coverage. When you are injured, and someone else is at fault for that accident, the person’s motor vehicle insurance, homeowner’s insurance, or business insurance is most likely the party that will have the funds to pay for your expenses.

Insurance Liability Coverage

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Scholarship Van Sant Law

Van Sant Law is a proud supporter of America’s heroes. That is why our law firm is offering up the Annual Veterans’ Scholarship to all U.S. military veterans who are attending college or a local university.

The winner is chosen based on his or her application, along with a brief essay that discusses their military experience. An Honorable Discharge is required, and our team would love to hear about your educational goals and what your future aspirations are with your education.

The deadline for entering the 3rd Annual Veterans’ Education Scholarship is January 1, 2018. While that is some time away, we encourage all applicants to start thinking about their essay, goals, and possibly even submit their application and essay early.

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slip-fall in nursing home Van Sant Law

Nursing homes are there to provide individuals with extended care and safety due to age, ailments, or when recovering from surgery and illnesses. When something bad happens at a nursing home facility, you may wonder what your options are in terms of holding them accountable or receiving compensation.

Nursing homes today are often inadequately staffed and may have dangerous conditions present. Whether it is due to inadequate supervision or wet floors, slip and falls are one of the more common injuries seen in the nursing home setting. For elderly individuals, a slip and fall can be devastating – even life-threatening. Therefore, it is important to know what your options are if you or a loved one is injured in a slip and fall accident at a care facility.

Proving a Slip and Fall Accident

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teacher scholarship Van Sant Law

Mr. Van Sant,

Our class would like to thank you, as your firm’s scholarship afforded us the opportunity to get access to a popular website that the students thoroughly enjoy. Through this scholarship, we can implement more technology into our instructional learning. Thank you!

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