What are Common Birth Injuries?
What are Common Birth Injuries? – Video Transcript
Birth defects affect 1 in every 33 babies born in the US every year. Most common are brain and spine defects, heart defects, mouth and face defects, stomach and intestine defects, muscle and bone defects and gene defects.
What Causes Mesothelioma Cancer?
What Causes Mesothelioma Cancer? – Video Transcript
Asbestos exposure is the main cause of mesothelioma. About 8 out of 10 people with mesothelioma have been exposed to asbestos. Typically, asbestos fibers are breathed into the ends of small air passages and can cause inflammation, scarring and DNA cell damage.
Anesthesia Errors – Video Transcript
In the MedMarx database, they found that in the operating room, it’s been estimated that one drug administration error occurs for every 133 that are given. Out of those anesthesia mistakes, 1% end up causing patient harm or death.
What is Birth Injury?
What is Birth Injury? – Video Transcript
A birth injury typically occurs during labor and delivery. Signs of a birth injury can include bruising and swelling on your baby’s head, face or shoulders, seizures within 48 hours of birth, CPR or a breathing tube during delivery and loose or limp arms.
How Do You Get Mesothelioma Cancer?
How Do You Get Mesothelioma Cancer? – Video Transcript:
Most mesothelioma cancers are thought to be caused by asbestos exposure at work. When asbestos is removed, dust can be created. If it’s inhaled or swallowed, the asbestos fibers will settle in the lungs or stomach, which can lead to mesothelioma.
SSI versus SSDI
SSI versus SSDI – Video Transcript
The difference between SSI and SSDI is that with SSI you don’t have enough work credits in, so you have to prove disability and financial need. With SSDI you’ve worked enough. So if you prove you’re disabled, you’ll definitely get a monthly check.
How Long Do you Have to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
How Long Do You Have to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit? – Video Transcript:
In South Caroline, it’s 2 to 3 years. Two years if you’re suing the government, like a county hospital or MUSC. If it’s a company, like Ford, you have 3 years. There are exceptions, like when the malpractice isn’t discovered for several years.
What is Considered a Workplace Injury?
What is Considered a Workplace Injury? – Video Transcript:
In South Carolina, we’re a “no fault” workers’ comp state. So basically, if the injury happened on the job, it should be covered. But there are some exceptions: Like being drunk or on drugs, doing something intentionally or trying to rip the company off.
What is Malignant Mesothelioma?
What is Malignant Mesothelioma? – Video Transcript:
Malignant mesothelioma is a cancer that starts in cells in the linings of certain parts of the body; usually in the linings of the chest, abdomen or belly. The cancer starts when cells start to grow out of control.
What are the Workers Compensation Maximum Rates?
What are the Workers Compensation Maximum Rates? – Video Transcript
If you’ve been hurt at work and been written out by the medical providers, you’re supposed to get two-thirds of your average weekly wage, but it’s capped. So the most you can get in SC in 2022 is $963.37 a week.
How Long Do You Have to Report Workers Comp?
How Long Do You Have to Report Workers Comp? – Video Transcript
You have 90 days to report that you got hurt on the job in South Carolina. Your employer is supposed to report in to The Commission within 10 days from when you tell them. However, if you’re seriously injured on the job, the best thing to do is to report it immediately.
More Information You Need if Hit by a Commercial Truck
More Information You Need if Hit by a Commercial Truck – Video Transcript:
In South Carolina, you’ll want to know if the driver was properly trained and qualified. Had he been driving for too long? Was he speeding? Was the truck misloaded or overweight? And were the maintenance logs up to date?
Information You Need if Hit by a Commercial Truck
Information You Need if Hit by a Commercial Truck – Video Transcript:
The Feds regulate commercial trucks in South Carolina. You’ll want to know the kind of driver training the trucker had. How many hours he’d been behind the wheel? How much weight was he hauling? Was he up on his scheduled maintenance?
What are My Chances of Getting SSD?
What are My Chances of Getting SSD? Video Transcript:
The most recent stats show that after the first application, 24% are approved. After filing the first appeal, only 12% are approved. Finally, after filing and having a hearing, 55% are approved. So the key is not to give up!
How Hard is it to Prove Wrongful Death?
How Hard is it to Prove Wrongful Death? Video Transcript:
In South Carolina, it can be tough. If you’re dealing with a defective product, you’ll need an engineer to say the product caused the wrongful death. With medical malpractice, an expert needs to review all the records and sign an affidavit swearing that they believe medical malpractice was committed.
When Should You File Workers’ Comp?
When Should You File Workers’ Comp? Video Transcript:
If you get seriously injured on the job in South Carolina, you should file a claim immediately. That’s because if you wait, your employer could claim it happened at home, on the weekend, or after work hours. Don’t give them a defense, report it right away.
What to do if You’re Hurt in a Work Truck Accident
What to do if You’re Hurt in a Work Truck Accident – Video Transcript:
You need to report it to your employer and make sure the report gets to the insurance company. Get your medical treatment, your 2/3’s weekly check when you’re out of work and a settlement at the end.