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. [...]

Jul 18, 2018

One Million Chainsaws Recalled Due to Power Switch Problem

By |July 18th, 2018|Defective Products|

Recently, Harbor Freight Tools announced a recall of approximately one million electric chainsaws because of a malfunctioning power switch. According to a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission report, the power switch on the chainsaw can malfunction and allow the saw to continue running—even after the operator has put the switch in the “Off” position. This can put the user at serious risk for injury. The recall affects chainsaws with the brand names Chicago [...]

Jul 16, 2018

Flu Strain in Dogs Could Jump to Humans, According to Researchers

By |July 16th, 2018|Medical Malpractice|

A new study indicates that “man’s best friend”– dogs – may be the originator of the next deadly flu outbreak to affect humans. Major disease threats up until recently have focused on birds and pigs as the major carriers of influenzas that can affect humans. Traditionally, dogs only tend to carry particular flu strains that are canine specific. However, the flu virus in dogs is steadily increasing in diversification, which makes them a [...]

Jul 12, 2018

Alarming Surge of Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Recalls in First Quarter of 2018

By |July 12th, 2018|Medical Malpractice|

Medical devices help millions of people. However, many of the devices that are created to help individuals achieve a better quality of life are plagued with poor design issues and manufacturer defects. One of the major problems is manufacturing companies failing to perform or allow the proper testing necessary, to ensure their devices and drugs are safe and dependable for patients to use. The problems are only increasing. Recent statistics that show a [...]

Jul 10, 2018

Delayed Detection of Excessive Lactate Levels in Sepsis Patients Makes Hospital Deaths More Likely

By |July 10th, 2018|Medical Malpractice|

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) indicate that 1.5 million cases of sepsis occur each year in the U.S. Among these, about 250,000 Americans die annually as a result of this inflammatory response of the body to infection. Diagnosing sepsis in its early stages is critical to the successful recovery of the sepsis patient. In particular, diagnosing the lactate levels in a sepsis patient is highly consequential to the [...]

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