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GA WorkersComp Legal and Medical Links

GA WorkersComp provides the following legal and medical links, which may be of use to readers with an interest in workers' compensation.

Medical Resources

A medical information directory with an effective search system.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
The AAOS On-Line Service, which includes information for both the public and AAOS members.

American Cancer Society
The offical American Cancer Society site which has a good research section.

American Heart Association
The official site of the American Heart Association. A good resource when dealing with a heart attack case.

American Medical Association
Provides access to several medical journals and links to scientific journals, as well as a physicians directory and a section on legal issues for physicians.

Atlanta Medical Psychology
Site includes Frequently Asked Questions regarding psychological referrals, as well as other educational resources.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The official CDC site containing extensive information on infectious diseases as well as material on injury prevention and control.

Duke Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Extensive medical information on occupational issues as well as a link to Duke Medical Center's general Web site.

Georgia Hospital Association
Contains information on almost all hospitals in Georgia including mailing addresses, directions to the hospital, and internal floor maps. Some hospitals list physicians with privileges.

Georgia Medical Board's Physician Database
Provides a search capability for all doctors licensed in Georgia, showing their address, specialty, and if they have ever received a Board Order that was made public.

Hughston Clinic
The home page of the Hughston Clinic, including services available, biographies of the physicans, links to papers written by the doctors, as well as directions to the various locations.

Internet Drug List
An Internet resource similar to, but unaffiliated with, the Physicians Desk Reference.

Karolinska Institute
A large amount of medical information is available on this site, including materials on mental health issues which may be of use in pyschiatric cases.

Mayo Clinic Health Oasis
The Mayo Clinic's official home page.

Medical Association of Georgia
Contains several papers on various topics including "The Laws of Medical Records," as well as other medical links.

Medical Matrix
An excellent medical research tool. Requires registration, but offers access to Medline.

Medical Multimedia Group-Patient Education Materials
A great site on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Intersection Syndrome, DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis, Guyon's Canal Syndrome, Trigger Finger and Thumb, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Impingement Syndrome, Lateral Epicondylitis, Medial Epicondylitis, Radial Tunnel Syndrome and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome which contains general information on anatomy, diagnosis, treatment, and surgery.

Mental Health Net
Contains articles and information on various mental health issues. Excellent links to research materials, with a search function to narrow the list of resourses to specific topics.

The Merck Manual
The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy online. A great starting point for general information on thousands of medical conditions; includes an effective search system.

National Institute of Health
Contains medical information on a large variety of conditions and includes access to Medline.

Spinal Cord Injuries
A guide containing links to organizations providing information on spinal injuries.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (Perspectives Network)
Information regarding causes, diagnosis ,and treatment of brain injuries.

Legal Resources

Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Contains discussion forums, find a lawyer section and useful links page.

Atlanta Claims Association
This site contains materials and information of interest to anyone who is involved in handling claims. The association's newsletter is available as well as a provider index. There is also a private area for members only, which contains useful legal articles.

Attorney General Opinions
Georgia Attorney General Opinions 1994 to the present.

Brief Reporter
An online brief bank containing briefs of previously litigated cases from around the country. Contains briefs on numerous issues and is worth a look.

Emory Law Library — Georgia Constitution
The Georgia Constitution.

Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation
The official site of the State Board, containing interesting statistics, forms, and frequently asked questions.

Georgia Supreme Court
The Court's site contains summaries of recent opinions, court rules and procedures, and a list of cases where certiorari has been granted. This site also contains the court calendar and now has the Court of Appeals Rules and Procedures, including rules on enumeration of errors, briefs, applications for discretionary appeal, etc. The site includes links to many Georgia Superior Courts which have their own web sites and contain local rules, procedures, indexes, etc.

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Contains articles, seminar materials and membership information.

Governor of Georgia
The Governor's site which includes executive orders.

Contains articles, news, and even a store for lawyers. It also contains information on all 50 states with links, including associated local legal publication with highlights; for example, the Georgia link will bring up highlights from the Fulton County Daily Report. Each state also contains a summary of recent state decisions.

Mercer Law Review
The Annual Survey of Georgia Law, Workers' Compensation Update, contains one of the best surveys of legislative and case law changes in the Workers' Compensation system.

The Official Code of Georgia
The unannotated Official Code of Georgia.

Social Security Administration
This contains articles published by the Administration, as well as the handbook and other publications regarding disability information, forms, benefit payment information and information on hearings and appeals.

State Bar of Georgia
Contains a directory and a legal research section.

Statute Resources
Cornell's site which offers links to the laws of all 50 states, as well as federal law links.

United States Code
Contains the United States Code since January 16, 1996.

United States Supreme Court opinions
Opinions from May 1990 to the present; includes links to sources containing earlier opinions.

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