Important Resources and Links

Advocacy Organizations:

AARP Georgia:

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives.


Alliance for Justice:

Alliance for Justice (AFJ) is a national association of environmental, civil rights, mental health, women’s, children’s, and consumer advocacy organizations. Since its inception in 1979, AFJ has worked to advance the cause of justice for all Americans, strengthen the public interest community’s ability to influence public policy, and foster the next generation of advocates.


Center for Justice & Democracy:

The Center for Justice & Democracy is the only national consumer organization in the country exclusively dedicated to protecting our civil justice system.


Georgia PIRG:

Georgia PIRG takes on powerful interests on behalf of Georgia’s citizens, working to win concrete results for our health and our well-being. With a strong network of researchers, advocates, organizers and students across the state, we stand up to powerful special interests on issues to protect public health, stop identity theft, expand public transportation, fight political corruption, provide safe and affordable prescription drugs, and strengthen voting rights.


League of Women Voters, Georgia:

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.


NAACP, Atlanta Branch:

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the oldest, largest and strongest Civil Rights Organization in the United States. The principal objective of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens of the United States.


Patient Advocate Foundation:

Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit organization that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability relative to their diagnosis of life threatening or debilitating diseases.


Project Vote Smart:

Find your State Senator and Representative. At Project Vote Smart, Americans young and old volunteer their time, take no money from special interest groups, and have committed themselves to an extraordinary effort that, if successful, will provide their fellow citizens with the tools for a reemergence of political power not known for half a century.


Public Citizen:

Public Citizen is a national, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization founded in 1971 to represent consumer interests in Congress, the executive branch and the courts.


Women’s Policy Group:

The mission of the Women’s Policy Group™/Women’s Policy Education Fund™ (WPG/WPEF) is to promote progressive public policy that benefits women, girls and their communities.


Banking and Lending:


Atlanta Legal Aid Society:

The Atlanta Legal Aid Society (ALAS) helps clients deal with some of life’s most basic needs — a safe home, enough food to eat, a decent education, protection against fraud, and personal safety. ALAS serves clients in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett Counties in Georgia.


Better Business Bureau:

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) gathers and reports information on business reliability, alerts the public to frauds against consumers and businesses, provides information on ethical business practices, and acts as a mutually trusted intermediary between consumers and businesses to resolve disputes.


Center for Responsible Lending:

The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and policy organization dedicated to protecting homeownership and family wealth by working to eliminate abusive financial practices. CRL is affiliated with Self-Help, one of the nation’s largest community development financial institutions.


United States Chamber of Commerce:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. The Chamber’s core purpose is to fight for free enterprise before Congress, the White House, regulatory agencies, the courts, the court of public opinion, and governments around the world.


Car Collisions


Brain Injury Resource Center:

A site  designed for those who want to learn about the effects of brain injury on daily life– based on the premise that physically surviving brain injury is just the first step in a lifelong process of adjustment and accommodation.


Safe USA:

What you should know about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).


U.S. National Library of Medicine /National Institutes of Health:

A Comprehensive website providing detailied information on the symptoms and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).


Consumer Advocates:


Consumer Federation of America:

Consumer Federation of America (CFA) is an advocacy, research, education, and service organization. As an advocacy group, it works to advance pro-consumer policy on a variety of issues. As a research organization, CFA investigates consumer issues, behavior, and attitudes using surveys, polling, etc. As an education organization, CFA disseminates information on consumer issues to the public and the media. Finally, as a service organization, CFA provides support to national, state, and local organizations committed to the goals of consumer advocacy, research, and education.


Common Cause Georgia:

Common Cause is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization that acts as a vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to hold their elected leaders accountable to the public interest.


Consumer Action:

Consumer Action serves consumers nationwide by advancing consumer rights, referring consumers to complaint-handling agencies through a free hotline, publishing educational materials in various languages, advocating for consumers in the media and before lawmakers, and comparing prices on credit cards, bank accounts and long distance services.


Consumers Union:

Non-profit publisher of consumer reports regarding health care, food, product safety, etc.


Council of Better Business Bureaus:

Business Accreditation and consumer information. Better Business Bureau (BBB) is the resource to turn to for objective, unbiased information on businesses.


Georgia Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs:,2471,5426814,00.html;jsessionid=4044289D648F1406E263B3C222BCFB87

The mission of the Georgia Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs is to protect consumers and businesses from unlawful, deceptive and unfair practices in the marketplace by enforcement of the laws we administer and through education.



A website that provides extensive Lemon Law Facts and Consumer Resources.


Georgia Watch:

Georgia Watch is the state’s leading non-partisan advocacy group working to improve consumer protections for Georgia families.


Federal Agencies


Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry:

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances.


Centers for Disease Control:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as the national focus for

developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health

promotion and health education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the

United States.


Consumer Product Safety Commission:

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Department of Commerce
Economic and statistical information arranged by the Commerce Bureaus.


U.S. Department of Labor:

The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements. In carrying out this mission, the Department administers a variety of Federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers’ rights to safe and healthful working conditions; a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay; freedom from employment discrimination; unemployment insurance; and other income support.


Georgia Department of Labor:

The Georgia Department of Labor provides a wide range of services to job seekers and employers. These include administration of Georgia’s unemployment insurance, employment service, and vocational rehabilitation programs; provision of workforce information to the public and private sectors; inspection of boilers, pressure vessels, amusement park and carnival rides; and oversight of child labor issues. The Department of Labor is the state agency designated by the governor to lead the state’s implementation of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.


U.S. Department of Transportation:

Serves the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.


Georgia Department of Transportation:

The Georgia Department of Transportation provides a safe, seamless and sustainable transportation system that supports Georgia’s economy and is sensitive to its citizens and environment.


Federal Aviation Administration

Federal agency responsible for the safety of civil aviation. Issues and enforces regulations and minimum safety standards covering manufacturing, operating, and maintaining aircraft.


Federal Communications Commission:

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC’s jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions.


Federal Railroad Administration:

The purpose of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is to: promulgate and enforce rail safety regulations; administer railroad assistance programs; conduct research and development in support of improved railroad safety and national rail transportation policy; provide for the rehabilitation of Northeast Corridor rail passenger service; and consolidate government support of rail transportation activities.


Federal Trade Commission:

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) deals with issues that touch the economic life of every American. It is the only federal agency with both consumer protection and competition jurisdiction in broad sectors of the economy. The FTC pursues vigorous and effective law enforcement; advances consumers’ interests by sharing its expertise with federal and state legislatures and U.S. and international government agencies; develops policy and research tools through hearings, workshops, and conferences; and creates practical and plain-language educational programs for consumers and businesses in a global marketplace with constantly changing technologies.


Food and Drug Administration:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health.


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services:

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) oversees: citizenship, lawful permanent residency, family- and employment-related immigration, employment authorization, inter-country adoptions, asylum and refugee status, replacement immigration documents, and foreign student authorization.


Insurance Institute for Highway Safety:

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries, and property damage — from crashes on the nation’s highways.


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides leadership to the motor vehicle and highway safety community through the development of innovative approaches to reducing motor vehicle crashes and injuries.


National Institute of Standards and Technology:

Mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.


National Transportation Safety Board:

The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent Federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in the other modes of transportation — railroad, highway, marine and pipeline — and issuing safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents.


Occupational Safety and Health Administration:

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA), employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. OSHA’s role is to promote the safety and health of America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health.


Georgia Government Offices:


Office of Governor Sonny Perdue:,2218,78006749,00.html;jsessionid=8D37A8C2C0DE2C313CBF2986D77D270E


Georgia General Assembly


Office of Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle:,2229,2199618,00.html


Office of Attorney General Thurbert Baker:,2705,87670814,00.html


U.S. Government Offices:


Library of Congress:


U.S. House of Representatives:


U.S. Senate:


White House:



Bicycle safety:

An unconventional website on how to avoid getting hit by a car.


People Search:

Free people search and public information service.


Reverse phone directory:

Find people by home phone number or cell number. Find a company name.


Yahoo! Maps:


Yellow Pages local directory:


Check The Weather:


The Weather Channel:


The National Weather service:




Attorneys Medical Services:

Assists attorneys in both state and federal court proceedings and is well recognized and highly respected for diligence, thoroughness, accuracy, and excellent communication skills. Great source for medical research.


American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Online:

the Academy is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world. Its continuing medical education activities include a world-renowned Annual Meeting, multiple CME courses held around the country and at the Orthopaedic Learning Center, and various medical and scientific publications and electronic media materials. Check the section titled Educational Resources Catalog for many videotapes for sale on various orthopedic topics, including surgical procedures.


American Association of Anatomists:

American Association of Anatomists (AAA) is the professional home for an international community of biomedical researchers and educators focusing on anatomical form and function. AAA members worldwide work in imaging, cell biology, genetics, molecular development, endocrinology, histology, neuroscience, forensics, microscopy, physical anthropology, and numerous other exciting and developing areas.


American College of Emergency Physicians:

Advocate for the rights of physicians and their patients. Provides complete educational resources on emergency medicine.


American College of Surgeons:

Provides patients with the most current information about surgical procedures, diseases, tests, medications and pain management from government and professional sources to support patient participation in surgical care.


American Heart Association:

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: “Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.”


American Society of Anesthesiologists:

The American Society of Anesthesiologists is an educational, research and scientific association of physicians organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improve the care of the patient.


Birth Defect Research For Children, Inc.:

A non-profit organization that provides parents and expectant parents with information about birth defects and support services for their children. BDRC has a parent-matching program that links families who have children with similar birth defects.


Brachial Plexus Palsy Foundation:

The Foundation has helped answer many questions of parents regarding brachial plexus injuries and has provided a website containing valuable information for physicians and therapists.


Centers for Disease Control: Birth Defects:

The Centers for Disease Control’s website contains basic facts and information regarding prevention of birth defects.


Cerebral Institute of Discovery:

A research Institute seeking to help those with cerebral palsy. Features comprehensive collection of neurological resources, from brain research studies and pharmacology to treatment options and assistive technologies for those with neurological disturbances.


Doctor secrets:

Clear, simple, quick medical and health information.


Georgia Council on Aging:

The mission of the Council is to serve in an advisory capacity to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Board of Human Resources, and all other state agencies on aging issues, and to advocate with and on behalf of aging Georgians and their families to improve their quality of life.


Georgia Health Facts:

Health information and demographics for the state of Georgia.  The site also allows users to compare Georgia’s statistics with those of other U.S. states.


Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body:

The classic text, together with illustrations and searchable links of Anatomy, the branch of biology concerned with the study of body structure of various organisms, including humans.


March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation:

The leading non-profit organization for pregnancy and baby health. An organization dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.


MD Junction:

A nationwide Doctors Search Engine that helps finding the right doctor by providing patient reviews, ratings, and doctors’ profile and professional information such as specialties & expertise, medical education, contacts etc.


National Guideline Clearinghouse:

U.S. government site providing a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines


National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke:

The mission of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke is to reduce the burden of neurological disease – a burden borne by every age group, by every segment of society, by people all over the world


National Library of Medicine:

Search any medical condition here. Get the latest summaries of articles and medical journal reports about your medical condition. Learn about recent studies and case reports regarding your medical condition.
National Women’s Health Information Center:

Federal Government Source for Women’s Health Information. The Website and toll-free call center were created to provide free, reliable health information for women everywhere. Browse their database for great resources or look through our Special Sections on topic areas like heart disease, disabilities and pregnancy. Telephone: 800-994-WOMAN (800-994-9662) or 888-220-5446 for the hearing impaired


Neurosurgery Online:

The official journal of the Congress of Neurological surgeons.


Obstetrics & Gynecology resources:

Integrated online community of obstetrics and gynecology professionals, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and the women they serve.


Sholder Dystocia: Facts, Evidence, Conclusions:

Information on Erbs palsy and Brachial Plexis Injury, common birth injuries from the defense perspective.


Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons:

Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) represents a worldwide community of surgeons that can bring minimal access surgery, endoscopy and emerging techniques to patients in every country. Represents over 5,000 surgeons and allied health professionals.


Spinal Cord Injury Information Pages:

This site is a free and informative resource for those living with a spinal cord injury or other disabling injuries or diseases of the spine.


The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare:

Website featuring information about Medicare availability, billing, appeals, and longtime care.


United Brachial Plexus Network:

The United Brachial Plexus Network strives to inform, support, and unite families and those concerned with brachial plexus injuries and their prevention worldwide. Available resources include: Our extensive website and online registry; programs designed to meet the needs of our community; and a variety of publications and informational materials.


Wrong Diagnosis (WD):

A collection of articles discussing different types of misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose conditions written by physicians.


Yale University School of Medicine Heart Book:

A Yale University textbook containing medical research and information on cardiovascular conditions.


Insurance Reform:

Americans for Insurance Reform:

Americans for Insurance Reform (AIR) is a national coalition of public interest organizations that support effective insurance industry reforms to control skyrocketing insurance rates, reduced insurance coverage, arbitrary policy cancellations, mismanagement and other insurance industry abuses.


Office of Commissioner of Insurance

John Oxendine’s vision is to have a well-trained workforce, utilizing state of the art technology to facilitate professional regulation, greater coordination and uniformity among state regulators, greater public access to services and more fire safety information that results in an environment and consumer friendly, competitive market place.



Access Legal Forms and Contracts:

Online library of over 25,000 U.S. legal forms and documents.


ASAP Legal Forms:

Legal forms from our site which are easy to understand, easy to use and completely up-to-date. We have a wide variety of divorce products which can easily be downloaded to your computer in just a few minutes.


Ernie the Attorney Blog:



Learn more about legal topics. Find a lawyer.



Legal questions, answers, and research.


Legal Information Institute:

Cornell Law School links to these and other useful resources: U.S. Constitution, State Constitutions, Federal and State Statutes, Federal Rules of Evidence, US

Supreme Court Decisions, Federal and State Court Decisions for a wide range of courts.



United States Supreme Court Opinions Database from Northwestern University American Law Sources on-line. 
A comprehensive, uniform, and useful compilation of links to on-line sources of American law that are available without charge.


The Law Forum:

Visitors to The Law Forum can locate a lawyer with specific expertise by practice specialty and submit a free, confidential case evaluation form.


Thomson – West (formerly West Group):

Provider of information solutions to the U.S. legal market.


Tort Reform Article:

Opponents of the legal system exaggerate its costs, ignore its benefits: A full fledged analysis and explanation of why tort reform is wrong.


U.S. Courts:

Online court locator.


Medical Malpractice:


American Association for Justice:

Includes medical malpractice news.


Composite State Board of Medical Examiners:,2458,26729866,00.html

State licensing board for medical professionals.


Division of Quality Assurance: US Department of Health and Human Services:

Links to National Practitioner Data Bank and the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank.


Joint Commission for International Patient Safety:

The Joint Commission promotes and provides for the delivery of safe, high-quality care through its standards, event database, programs and its National Patient Safety Goals.


Medical News Today:

Up-to-date medical malpractice news & litigation news articles, including news about lawsuits, legislation, compensation claims, pharmaceutical company disputes and more.


National Conference of State Legislatures:

Features chart comparing the medical malpractice laws for all 50 states.


National Patient Safety Foundation:

This web site features information about improving patient safety.


US Agency for Health Care Research & Quality:

Provides information and links about patient safety, tips for patients and other general health information.




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