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July 19, 2016

          The Court of Appeals recently extended broad protection over communications between a patient and an associate professional counselor.  In a wrongful death suit, the Court held that a “grief journal,” which was part of a treatment administered by a licensed associate professional counselor (“LAPC”), was privileged communication and not subject to production during discovery.  Gwinnett Hosp. System, Inc. v. Hoover, 785 S.E.2d 918 (Ga. Ct. App...

July 5, 2016

               A recent Georgia Supreme Court decision, Roseburg Forest Products Co. v. Barnes, 2016 WL 3147567 (Ga. 2016), reaffirms that the statutes of limitation in workers’ compensation cases affect even catastrophic injuries and though an employee goes for remedial treatment for an injury, once the statutes of limitation have run, they cannot be revived by simply going for more treatments.

                On August 13, 1993, B...

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