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November 2013

Posted by in Firm News | November 6, 2013

Joseph P. Durham, Jr. was successful in appealing a minor child’s denial of benefits pursuant to the Katie Beckett Medicaid Program.  Upon appeal, it was determined that the family was entitled to the full and complete benefits available under the Katie Beckett Medicaid Program.

October 2013

Posted by in Firm News | October 6, 2013

Lee Durham, LLC was proud to be among the many sponsors of the ICLE Dinner and Auction for Kids’ Chance at St. Simons Island, Georgia.  This annual event is held during the Workers’ Compensation Institute, held there this year on October 3-5, 2013.

August 2013

Posted by in Firm News | August 21, 2013

Joe Durham was able to complete a confidential, seven figure settlement for the wrongful death of a minor child involved in a collision with a tractor trailer.

Joe Durham, Jr. was named a “Rising Star” in the field of Medical Malpractice Litigation by Atlanta Magazine.

Fred Lee successfully recovered the limits of liability coverage as well as commercial underinsured motorist coverage on behalf of a school teacher severely injured in a multiple vehicle collision in Mitchell County, Georgia.

Fred Lee was successful in obtaining appropriate medical treatment for his client, a truck driver catastrophically injured in a workers’ compensation accident.  The indemnity component of the client’s case was resolved by settlement years ago, but medical liability remains open.  The Administrative Law Judge found in favor of the client, ordering the employer to provide and pay for the treatment sought.  Moreover, the Administrative Law Judge also included in his award an assessment of attorneys’ fees and expenses against the employer.  The employer conceded the substantive issue regarding the medical treatment, but appealed the assessed fees and expenses to the Appellate Division of the State Board.  The Appellate Division affirmed the award.

February 2013

Posted by in Firm News | February 25, 2013

Fred Lee was certified as a general mediator by the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.

January 2013

Posted by in Firm News | January 1, 2013

Lauren Brock, an associate with the Firm since being admitted to the Bar, has become a member of the Firm.

Firm partner Joseph P. Durham, Jr. was chosen as a Rising Star in the field of Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Litigation.  The title of Rising Star is reserved for the top 2.5% of lawyers in the State of Georgia who are under the age 40.  This is the second consecutive year Mr. Durham has been selected as a Rising Star.  Mr. Durham’s selection will be featured in the March issue of Georgia Superlawyers and the  March issue of Atlanta Magazine.

Firm partner Joseph P. Durham, Jr. gave a presentation to nursing students at Darton State College regarding legal issues in the field of nursing.

Fred Lee attended and completed the General/Civil Mediation Course and Practicum at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, University of Georgia, qualifying him to apply for registration as a mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.

October 2012

Posted by in Firm News | October 25, 2012

Fred Lee and Joe Durham reached a confidential seven figure settlement on behalf of a widow whose husband died after a routine, successful back surgery in a South Georgia hospital because he was abandoned by his nurse while on large doses of pain medication.

August 2012

Posted by in Firm News | August 28, 2012

Fred Lee made a presentation on medical/legal issues in the practice of nursing to senior nursing students at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus.

Fred Lee negotiated the confidential settlement of claims against a middle Georgia medical provider made by a patient injured during a bone marrow aspiration.  The patient suffered a retroperitoneal hematoma, which then caused fairly significant complications, a long course of treatment, and significant medical expenses.

July 2012

Posted by in Firm News | July 28, 2012

Fred Lee and Joe Durham represented a hospital system and its employed cardiovascular surgeon in a one week trial in which Plaintiffs alleged that the physician had performed an unnecessary surgical procedure, mistakenly believing that the patient had an aortic dissection or intramural hematoma.  The trial ended with a defense verdict, the evidence indicating that the patient’s presentation required intervention.

November 2011

Posted by in Firm News | November 15, 2011

Joe Durham, Jr. was named a “Rising Star” in the field of Medical Malpractice Litigation by Atlanta Magazine

August 2011

Posted by in Firm News | August 1, 2011

Fred Lee made a presentation to senior nursing students at Georgia Southwestern State University on the subject of medical/legal issues in nursing practice.