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Cluster of Cardiac Patients at MUSC Developing NTM Infections

In recent years, there have been outbreaks of non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections among patients at certain hospitals in South Carolina. McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC has represented patients in each of these outbreaks and are now investigating a fourth such outbreak. Our firm has reason to believe another outbreak has begun at the Medical…

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Predators Are Using Apple AirTags to Stalk Victims

Not so long ago, a lot of the technology that we now rely on was merely a dream: mobile phones that are essentially handheld computers, watches that calculate not just the steps we take but the pace at which we walk and the amount and quality of our sleep, and cars that basically drive themselves.…

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Were You the Victim of a Crime Due to Negligent Security?

Every day, South Carolina residents leave their homes and enter commercial and public premises to work, run errands, shop, enjoy a meal, or visit professional offices. Sometimes residents join the millions of tourists that flock to the state each year to vacation and visit the state’s recreation areas and historic sites as day trippers or…

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McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC Files Lawsuit Against “Blonde Doc” for Violating Patient Confidentiality

McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC has filed a lawsuit on behalf of our client, “John Doe,” against the “Blonde Doc” Kim Hawkes for non-medical malpractice. The lawsuit alleges that Hawkes shared Mr. Doe’s private, confidential patient information with her lover, and ignored the proper boundaries of doctors and patients. The lawsuit names Hawkes as…

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What if My Seat Belt Malfunctions?

After years of public service announcements and campaigns designed to raise awareness regarding the importance of buckling up, most Americans now remember to put on their seat belt when they hop into a vehicle. Most Americans, but not all. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) – the government agency responsible for the…

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When Hospitals Place Liens Instead of Billing Insurance

Imagine you were injured in an accident. Perhaps it was a car accident caused by someone else’s negligent behavior. Whatever the reason, your injuries were severe enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room for medical care. You received treatment and, finally, you were well enough to go home. You believed the worst was…

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