Aug 23, 2018

Widespread Negligence in U.S. Hospitals Is Leading to Preventable Maternal Deaths

By |August 23rd, 2018|Birth Injury|

Every year in the U.S., about 50,000 women suffer serious injuries during the process of childbirth. Additionally, some 700 mothers lose their lives in what is supposed to be a joyous occasion. As a recent USA Today investigation has discovered, hospitals across the nation are bypassing crucial safety practices that would prevent these maternal injuries and fatalities. The investigators gained access to more than 500,000 pages of internal hospital records, and analyzed more [...]

Aug 21, 2018

Infections Causing Sepsis Can Be Caused by Many Things, Even a Lick from Your Dog

By |August 21st, 2018|Medical Negligence|

Many of us have furry friends at home. They show love by licking us at times. It’s probably never crossed your mind that your pup’s expression of love could lead to a life-threatening medical condition. Unfortunately, that appears to be what happened to a man in Wisconsin. An innocent lick from his dog ultimately led to the loss of some of his limbs, and almost his life. Like many of us, Greg Manteufel [...]

Aug 16, 2018

Life on The Bleeding Edge: How the FDA Won’t Help Keep You Safe

By |August 16th, 2018|Defective Products|

On July 20, 2018, Bayer announced that it would finally stop selling Essure, a form of birth control that was supposed to cause permanent female sterilization, at the end of 2018. On July 27, 2018, Netflix released a documentary titled The Bleeding Edge, a film about the $400 billion medical device industry – and which focused heavily on the women whose lives were ruined by Essure. You might say that, since Bayer made [...]

Aug 14, 2018

What Causes Pressure Sores in Nursing Homes?

By |August 14th, 2018|Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|

One of the most common injuries in nursing homes is pressure sores, also known as “pressure ulcers.” Even though they are one of the most common injuries to nursing home residents, they're also one of the most preventable. Pressure sore injuries can range from mild to extremely severe, causing serious infection or death. If your parent, sibling, spouse, child or other family member suffered pressure sore injuries in a nursing home or assisted [...]

Aug 9, 2018

Wrongful Death and Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

By |August 9th, 2018|Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|

We place a great amount of trust into nursing homes that take care of our mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles and other family members. We expect that the people we love will be treated with respect and be provided proper and safe care. When these expectations aren't met, the consequences can be tragic or even fatal. At least 90% of elderly people who live in a nursing home or care center in South Carolina [...]

Aug 7, 2018

VA Denies Marine’s Malpractice Claim Using Loophole

By |August 7th, 2018|Medical Negligence|

The VA system recently denied a California Marine Corps veteran's malpractice claim against the Department of Veterans Affairs due to a nefarious loophole. Brian Tally joined the Marine Corps straight out of high school and, up until 2016, was living a relatively normal life. According to an article on ABC 8 News, Tally went to bed one night feeling healthy and woke up the next morning and couldn't get out of bed. Within [...]

Aug 2, 2018

2018 is the Year for Electric Commercial Trucks

By |August 2nd, 2018|Truck Accident Attorneys|

Newly-released research from Interact Analysis is showing a rise in demand for electric vehicles, especially in the commercial trucking market. After analyzing the steady stream of orders for electrified trucks and buses worldwide, the market research company's study found that more than 15,000 orders are already confirmed worldwide for delivery between now and 2021. The company's research director, Alastair Hayfield, said, “Costs are coming down and emissions standards around the world are getting [...]

Jul 31, 2018

A Better Way to Detect Cervical Cancer?

By |July 31st, 2018|Medical Malpractice|

Once women turn 21, most of them start getting an annual pap smear as part of their regular health care. However, new research shows that the human papillomavirus (HPV) test may actually be a more accurate way of detecting cervical cancer. Replacing the pap smear with the HPV test may allow women go longer between tests with more confidence that they are cancer-free. The results of a recently published study compared the effectiveness [...]

Jul 26, 2018

New Program Helps Both Veterans and the Trucking Industry

By |July 26th, 2018|Truck Accident Attorneys|

A newly-announced pilot program aims to address the shortage of truck drivers in the United States, while assisting young veterans and National Guard reservists. Current federal law prohibits anyone under the age of 21 from driving a commercial truck. However, this program allows 18- to 20-year-old veterans or reservists to use use their military truck driving training to drive commercial trucks across state lines. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the pilot program [...]

Jul 24, 2018

Making a Claim for Compensation after an Injury at an Amusement Park

By |July 24th, 2018|Defective Products|

One great way to beat the summer heat here in South Carolina is to hit some amusement parks, local fairs, or water parks. Whether you’re visiting South Carolina or a local looking to visit popular parks like Family Kingdom Amusement Park or O.D. Pavilion Amusement Park, theme and water parks are a fun option for a family day out. When rides are properly maintained and supervised, amusement parks can be thrilling and exhilarating. [...]

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