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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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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 […]

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South Carolina: Among the Top 5 States
with the Worst Nursing Home Abuse Protections

Older Americans are among the easiest targets for abuse. Nursing home abuse is a real and growing issue as America is increasingly becoming an aging nation. The U.S. Census Bureau expects that “By 2030, all baby boomers will be older than age 65. This will expand the size of the older population so that 1 […]

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Pharmacists: Overworked and Understaffed

Covid-19 has made an already tough situation even tougher. Pharmacists at chain stores are now being pushed more than ever to do more with less. “They’re working faster, filling more orders and juggling a wider range of tasks with fewer staff members at a pace that many say is unsustainable and jeopardizes patient safety.” (NBCNews.com) […]

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Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a major cause of disability and death in the United States. According to Brainline.org, 2.8 million Americans are diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injuries each year. Of those 2.8 million: 2.5 million are treated in the emergency room and released, 282,000 are hospitalized, and 56,000 die as a result of the […]

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Scary Time for Students: College Health Centers Provide Inadequate Care

Millions of students are returning to college campuses in the middle of a worldwide pandemic. This will put to test the ability of college and university health services to adequately care for students. “To access the landscape of student health services at roughly 1,700 four-year residential campuses, The Washington Post interviewed more than 200 students, […]

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Telehealth Expands Access to Healthcare During COVID-19 Pandemic

Prior to COVID-19, the use of telemedicine or telehealth was very minimal, and seemed more like a luxury. Many of us are under shelter in place orders due to the Coronavirus; and those who aren’t have been told to social distance, and stay away from people as much as possible, to keep the spread down. […]

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Where are All the Non COVID-19 Emergencies?

Many emergency rooms have seen a huge increase in patients with fever, cough, shortness of breath, and other signs of possible pneumonia stemming from COVID-19 lately. “However, ER physicians have also noticed a startling decrease in patients coming in for serious non-COVID issues, such as heart attack and stroke.” (Forbes.com) Because of the “Stay at […]

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Single Mother of Brain-Damaged Boy Wins $50 M in Malpractice Suit

Poor communication at hospitals can cause medical negligence that leads to injuries and sometimes disabilities. Ms. Snow can now afford to have her 5-year-old son live back home with her, where he belongs. In November of 2019, a jury deliberated six hours before awarding her son and his mom $50 million. Ms. Snow says she […]

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Is Chaos at Chain Pharmacies Putting You at Risk?

For decades, pharmacists were the most trusted profession in America. Though they are still respected, they are no longer the most trusted. Back then, pharmacies were actually owned by the pharmacists; they were independent. Pharmacists normally lived in the community they served, and knew their customers well. They would take their time filling prescriptions, and […]