McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips Files Federal Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit, Names National Figure Skating Governing Body

McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC has filed multiple lawsuits against multiple parties on behalf of survivors who say they were sexually abused by their skating coach. S. Randall “Randy” Hood and Chad McGowan, and Bakari Sellers, Jessica Fickling, Alexandra Benevento, and Pete Strom of Strom Law Firm, are representing the victims. We have reason…

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Congratulations to Ashley Creech, Honored by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

The entire team at McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips extends its congratulations to Attorney Ashley Creech as she is included in South Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s “Leadership in the Law” Class of 2023! “Leadership in the Law” is an annual award that celebrates lawyers who are setting the standard for other lawyers. Leaders’ accomplishments include outstanding…

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Youth Pastor Charged with First-Degree Sexual Exploitation, Voyeurism

Another youth pastor has been arrested for inappropriate sexual behavior. This time, it’s 35-year-old Daniel Kellan Mayfield from the First Baptist Gowensville Church in Landrum. According to WBTV, Mayfield “admitted to videotaping a woman while she was in the shower May 27…. Following this incident, deputies in Greenville County investigated and discovered that Mayfield allegedly…

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Top 10 Causes of Fatal Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are more deadly than most other types of vehicle accidents including car accidents. The size, weight, and mass of a truck mean that when a truck and a smaller vehicle collide, the smaller vehicle will absorb most of the force of the collision. More force means more serious injuries and a greater likelihood…

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NICU Errors Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries and Death

There’s nothing more life-affirming than the joy of a healthy newborn child. The nine months of anticipation is replaced with the happy reality that you now have a brand-new baby; the apple of his or her grandparents’ eyes. This happiness can be destroyed when something goes wrong during the delivery or in a neonatal intensive…

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Our Veterans Have Lung Cancer and the VA Is Failing Them

A recent lawsuit filed by our firm in South Carolina for a military veteran highlights the importance of the standard of care when it comes to medicine and medical malpractice. Standard of care is the generally accepted medical practice that a physician would provide for a patient with a similar medical condition. One example of…

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Big Trucks and Hydroplaning Equals Big Trouble

As winter winds down and the south begins showing signs of spring, motorists are still at risk of bad weather conditions, especially surprise rainstorms. Although we don’t have to worry too much about ice here, we do have to worry about a phenomenon called “hydroplaning,” a condition that occurs when a vehicle’s tires lose grip…

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Will “Sami’s Law” Keep More Uber and Lyft Riders Safe?

On January 5, President Biden signed HR 3262 into law, legislation also known as “Sami’s Law.” The bill, introduced back in 2019, will make it illegal for rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft to sell or provide their logos to anyone who isn’t a driver. It also requires the companies to devise a system that…

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When a Traumatic Amputation Causes Severe Complications

Limb loss and amputation injuries are among the most catastrophic a person can experience. They are permanent and life-altering, and affect a person in nearly every way. One reason these injuries are considered so severe is because of the risk of ongoing complications and side effects. An amputation injury can affect all parts of the…

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