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Wrongful Death Attorney

Life Expectancy in the US Drops Again, SC Below Average

The phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is one that everybody is familiar with. It claims that eating right will keep a person healthy for longer, but what if something happens that is outside the control of that individual? Over the past two years, the overall life expectancy in the United States […]

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Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Rampant Medical Neglect in South Carolina Prisons

The South Carolina Constitution requires that “the state must provide for the health and welfare of all incarcerated men and women.”(Greenvilleonline.com) However, according to at least 83 medical malpractice suits pending as of December, 2018, the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) is not meeting the most basic health care needs of its inmates. There […]

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Personal Injury

The “Final Offer”: A Common Insurance Company Bluff

If an insurance adjuster tells you that he or she will be unable to make any further offers, they may be bluffing, especially if it’s still early in your personal injury case. After learning a little about the way insurance companies and personal injury claims work, you’ll see that insurance companies often have very little […]

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Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Staff Shortages Can Lead
to Pharmacy Malpractice

In the last couple of years, Covid has caused the workload in pharmacies to rise dramatically, but staffing levels have actually decreased during this same time period. This combination can lead to deadly consequences of pharmacy malpractice. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians alike have been overworked and understaffed due to the Covid pandemic. On top of […]

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Social Security Disability Lawyer

Here’s What to Do When Your Social Security Disability Claim Is Denied

If you’ve been denied after filing a claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you’re far from alone. In fact, most SSD claimants receive a notice of denial after filing a claim. Statistically speaking, the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies initial SSD claims at a rate of 65%, and reconsiderations (the initial stage of appeals) […]

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Hit By a Drunk Driver?

If you are hit by a drunk driver who only has $25,000 in insurance coverage (the minimum required in South Carolina) there may be ways you can recover more than just that $25,000 in damages. Dram Shops “The term dram shop is used to describe a tavern, bar, restaurant, or other commercial establishment that serves […]

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Wrongful Death Attorney

South Carolina Motocross Facilities Unregulated

Thirteen-year-old Patrick Terry was killed in December of 2014 in a horrible accident that never should have happened. Patrick’s father, Ed Terry has sued Club MX in Chesterfield, SC for the wrongful death of his son. Patrick had begged his dad to take him to the motocross track in NC where they lived. His dad […]

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Uninsured Motorist Accidents
in South Carolina

Uninsured Motorist Accidents Did you know that in South Carolina one out of every thirteen people on our roads is driving without insurance? Those who do have insurance are only required to carry $25,000 of liability coverage. This means if you are in a car accident by no fault of your own, the at-fault driver’s […]

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Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Video: Workers’ Compensation
The Basics Part 2

Video Transcript I’m Attorney David Hood, and we’re continuing with part 2, with my able assistant Tracey, on questions, problems and solutions you may have for your workers’ compensation case in South Carolina. I think there are a couple more things we wanted to alert people who get injured on the job in South Carolina […]

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Product Defects

Myths and Misconceptions about Mesothelioma

“Malignant mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer that develops in the linings of the lungs, abdomen, heart or testes.” (Mesothelioma.com) The only known cause is exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma is misunderstood by many. For years, diagnosis and awareness of mesothelioma has been challenged due to common misconceptions that have been spread. It’s important to […]