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Protect Yourself and Those Around You During Back-to-School Season

Posted by Nicole Gendics on August 24th, 2016 in child accidents | No Comments

Are you celebrating back-to-school season like the dozens of other parents you know? Maybe instead of celebrating, you are spending your days wringing your hands wondering if your little one is making it through the day. Back-to-school means different things for different parents. What you all have in common, though, is the belief that your child will get to and from school safely. Sadly, not every child does commute to school without incident, but there are things you can do to help reduce the risk of accident for every student out there this year.

School Buses

School buses are the transportation… Read More

Teens Charged After Killing Man Who Gave Roadside Assistance

Posted by Nicole Gendics on August 22nd, 2016 in criminal defense | No Comments

A good Samaritan lost his life in a tragic crime, according to reports from WCSC, a CBS affiliate. The victim was killed after rendering aid. His accused killers are a young man and a teenager.

Reports say that on August 15, witnesses saw an SUV in a ditch. People asked Chadwich Garrett, 45, if he would be willing to help pull the 2016 Dodge Durango out of the ditch, and Garrett agreed to do so for $20. The North Charleston man pulled the SUV out around 11 p.m. and asked the accused individuals for the money. It was then that the 17-year-old pulled out a gun and shot Garrett in the chest. Garrett died at the … Read More

Could Robots Be the Answer for Spinal Cord Injury Victims?

Posted by Nicole Gendics on August 19th, 2016 in back and spinal injury | No Comments

A group conducting research in Brazil has made a promising discovery: Victims of spinal cord injury can possible regain some movement after undergoing brain training while interacting with robots. The results provide promising information that could eventually be used to assist spinal cord injury patients around the world.

As reported in Scientific Reports, eight people experiencing paralysis took part in the study. While no patient regained enough sensation or mobility to stand on their own two legs, they did have some partial healing that could greatly impact their quality of life. … Read More

The Link Between Interpreters and Medical Malpractice

Posted by Nicole Gendics on August 17th, 2016 in medical malpractice | No Comments

When you go to the doctor or hospital, do you take for granted that you will be able to communicate effectively with medical staff? Many of us do. We assume that we will understand what our doctor is saying to us and, in turn, they will understand what we are telling them. For those citizens whose first language isn’t English, a lack of medical interpreters is directly linked to medical malpractice.

Here is an example: In 2012, a Spanish-speaking man went to a hospital in Annapolis, MD. He was suffering with shortness of breath, abdominal pain and vomiting. He was in the hospital for two days,… Read More

High School Football Player Dies During Practice

Posted by Nicole Gendics on August 15th, 2016 in wrongful or accidental death | No Comments

In what could be called a tragic accident, a 14-year-old teenager died while playing a game he loved. According to the Lexington County Coroner, Lewis Simpkins was pronounced dead when he arrived at the emergency room at Lexington Medical Center. An autopsy was to be performed to determine the exact cause of death.

Lexington School District One officials reported that Simpkins collapsed during football practice around 7 p.m. The team had been practicing routine drills. Two trainers and a coach began to perform CPR and utilized a defibrillator. Paramedics arrived and transported the teenager… Read More

What to Do if You Think You Have a Medical Malpractice Case

Posted by Nicole Gendics on August 12th, 2016 in medical malpractice | No Comments

If you believe that you have been harmed by a medical professional, be it a doctor, nurse, pharmacist or other provider, you may be wondering if you are able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. In every state in the nation, you have the ability to file suit for compensation for the costs associated with your injury. There are some basic steps involved in filing a medical malpractice case. Read on to discover what to do if you think you have a case.

1. Contact the Medical Professional

The first thing you want to do is to contact the medical professional before you file a lawsuit. You want to understand… Read More

The Most Common Forms of Medical Malpractice

Posted by Nicole Gendics on August 10th, 2016 in medical malpractice | No Comments

When a medical professional does not provide you with the accepted standard of care and you are injured as a result, you are considered the victim of medical malpractice. Fortunately, severe cases of medical malpractice are rare, but mistakes occur on a daily basis. Many people wonder what types of medical malpractice they are most at risk for. The following is a brief description of the most common forms of medical malpractice in the United States.

1. Misdiagnosis

A missed or delayed diagnosis can have serious consequences. A misdiagnosis can lead to a disease worsening or even to the incorrect… Read More

How a New Treatment Could Help Spinal Cord Injury Victims

Posted by Nicole Gendics on August 8th, 2016 in medical malpractice | No Comments

Some people who have suffered with a spinal cord injury may heal eventually. For many, unfortunately, healing never occurs, and they find themselves permanently paralyzed. Whether sustained in a fall or a crash, a spinal cord injury is incredibly serious and not something to be taken lightly. Medical researchers understand this and have been busy coming up with new technology that could help spinal cord injury victims.

Scientists have learned that when sections of spinal tissue are placed just millimeters apart in a culture dish, their neurons will reconnect given a bit of assistance. This… Read More

Whom Can I Sue for Medical Malpractice?

Posted by Nicole Gendics on August 5th, 2016 in medical malpractice | No Comments

When people think of medical malpractice, their minds instantly turn to doctors. While doctors are most often sued for malpractice, the law also applies to nurses, pharmacists, anesthesiologists, and the companies that employ these professionals. Generally speaking, if you entrusted your health to someone and were injured as a result, you can sue for medical malpractice. If you are the victim of medical malpractice in Charleston, here is who you might name in your lawsuit.

Hospital

The hospital itself did not cause you harm. As a physical entity, it is impossible. That said, the hospital … Read More

“Avengers” Oven Mitt Causes Severe Burns

Posted by Nicole Gendics on August 3rd, 2016 in defective products | No Comments

Most of us have a favorite movie. We have watched it hundreds of times, it’s our go-to when we are home sick on the couch, and we even have a little piece of memorabilia to remind us just how great the story is.

In addition, hundreds of thousands of people around the country subscribe to some type of home-delivery box. These “surprise” boxes contain items that we may or may not find useful. From Ipsy bags filled with makeup samples to Barkbox filled with dog toys, there are boxes for everyone. One such home-delivery option is Loot Crate.

Subscribers to Loot Crate were pleasantly … Read More