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TCAR Surgery – Safer and Less-Invasive

TCAR surgery (transcarotid artery revascularization) is safer and less-invasive than the traditional CEA procedure (carotid endarterectomy). TCAR Surgery Ann Keetch became one of the first patients to undergo a new procedure, transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) at Roper St. Francis in Charleston, South Carolina. When Ann Keetch was at the dentist last year, her dentist spotted […]

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Type 2 Diabetes in South Carolina

Types of diabetes mellitus Type 2 diabetes is when the body has difficulty regulating and using sugar as fuel, which results in too much sugar in the bloodstream. If left untreated, high blood sugar levels can lead to problems with the nervous, circulatory, and immune systems. Type 1 diabetes (once known as juvenile diabetes or […]

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Severe Preeclampsia Can Cause
Brain-Damage

Severe Preeclampsia can cause brain-damage if left untreated. 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 […]

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Prescription Errors in Pharmacy in South Carolina

Most Common Medical Errors Because pharmacists can get slammed with orders, prescription errors in pharmacy can occur. According to the University of Connecticut’s School of Pharmacy, out of all the prescriptions filled in the US 1-5 percent of them involve some kind of error. According to the same report published by the University of Connecticut, prescription […]

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Best Hospitals in South Carolina

Are you looking for the best hospitals in South Carolina? Best Hospital in South Carolina: Medical University of South Carolina Every year, U.S. News evaluates hospitals in every state and gives them a ranking based on their performance with certain procedures and conditions as well as their specialties. Despite evaluated 89 South Carolina hospitals, only […]

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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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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: 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: 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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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. […]