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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 […]

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Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Video: Workers’ Compensation
The Basics Part 1

Video Transcript I’m David Hood, and this is my most capable assistant Tracey. Today we’re talking about problems and solutions with Workers’ Compensation cases in South Carolina. What if someone gets hurt on the job and is not getting paid? Under the South Carolina statutes, what is supposed to happen is if somebody is written […]

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Medical Malpractice Lawyer

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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Wrongful Death Attorney

West Columbia Drug Clinic at Fault in Fatal Crash

Columbia Metro Treatment Center in West Columbia, and its chain owner, Colonial Management Group will pay $10.5 million to settle two wrongful death lawsuits after one of its patients, under the influence of drugs, killed an elderly couple and their grandson in a 2015 auto accident. The order says that this lawsuit settlement almost exhausts […]

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Medical Malpractice Lawyer

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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Medical Malpractice Lawyer

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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Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

How Much Will Workers’ Comp Pay for an Amputation in South Carolina?

If you’ve lost a limb (or the use of a limb) in an on-the-job accident in South Carolina, you’re probably out of work and trying to stay afloat in a sea of bills. You may be considering filing a workers’ compensation claim, but that can be a long and challenging process. Ultimately, you probably have […]

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Social Security Disability Lawyer

Video: Can I Get Social Security
Disability in South Carolina?

Video Transcript Hello, I’m attorney David Hood and I’ve been practicing law across South Carolina for over 30 years. One of our areas of focus is Social Security Disability. We frequently get questions from potential clients and clients about why the process is so difficult. We’re going to tackle some of those questions right now. […]

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Wrongful Death Attorney

Video: Traffic Deaths
in South Carolina

Video Transcript I’m attorney David Hood and I’ve been practicing law across the state of South Carolina for over 30 years. My clients frequently ask me some questions that have to deal with traffic fatalities and how they happen in South Carolina. That’s what we’re going to cover right now. South Carolina’s poor roads First […]

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Medical Malpractice Lawyer

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 […]