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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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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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Video: Medication Mistakes
Can Be Tragic

Video Transcript Medication mistakes can be tragic. In fact, this medication error has resulted in a reckless homicide charge against a nurse, who pled not guilty to the charge. Paralyzing drug given instead of a sedative As the Associated Press and other news outlets reported, the nurse allegedly injected a 75-year-old lady with paralytic anesthetic, […]

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Video: How’s My South Carolina
Hospital Rated?

Video Transcript Hi. We often get a lot of questions about where can I find a decent hospital in South Carolina, or is there a system for me to find out where the best ones are? We’re going to dive into that right now. To check your hospital’s grade To check on your hospital, go […]

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South Carolina Ranks 25th
in Hospital Safety

The Fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade list is out. This newest list assigns grades to 2,901 facilities, the largest number of facilities ever graded. Leapfrog Group The Leapfrog Group was created in 2000 by a group of over 60 business leaders, with the goal of transforming healthcare in the US for the better. “In […]

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Video: Nursing Home Abuse
in South Carolina

Video Transcript Hi, I’m attorney David Hood and I’ve been practicing across the state of South Carolina for over 30 years. One of our practice areas is nursing home abuse, and we get a lot of questions from clients about this area, which we’re going to answer for you right now. A Wallethub study recently […]

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Video: What is Preeclampsia and
What are Your Options?

Video Transcript Hi, I’m attorney David Hood & I’ve been practicing across the State of South Carolina for over 30 years. Co-counsel and I frequently get asked the question: What is preeclampsia and how could I pursue legal options if I’ve gotten this condition or my baby has this condition and we suffer because of […]

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Video: What are My Options if I’ve Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

Video Transcript I’m attorney David Hood & I’ve been practicing law across South Carolina for over 30 years. Co-counsel and I work together on Traumatic Brain Injury (or TBI) cases and we often get questions about what my legal options are if me or a family member has suffered a traumatic brain injury. That’s what […]

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South Carolina Woman Nearly Brain-Dead After Giving Birth

Once again, South Carolina is in the news for its “sky-high and preventable rate of pregnancies that end in death or serious, long-term medical consequences.” (TheState.com) 34-year-old Jodie Roberts entered the hospital on Monday, July 19, 2018 with excitement, knowing she would soon see her second son, Walter Roberts Jr. for the first time. She […]

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Video: How to Sue for
Medical Negligence in South Carolina

Video Transcription Hi, I’m attorney David Hood and I’ve been practicing law in South Carolina for over 30 years. And today, what I’d like to cover is a primary area of practice for us, which is medical malpractice, and how do you sue for medical malpractice in South Carolina? Reasonable Standard of Care Basically, you […]