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All Posts in Category: drug injury


Doctor Drug Abuse Can Lead to Medical Malpractice Claims

Posted by Reese M. Stidham on 30 Dec, 2014

Medicine CostWhen a doctor or care provider offers substandard care, the consequences can be serious for patients.  Patients could die from the doctor errors, or could face a worse prognosis due to medical mistakes than if they had received proper treatment.

Medical negligence can occur for many different reasons.  In some cases, however, the mistakes happen because the doctor has a substance abuse problem. When this is the case, the victims of malpractice can point to the doctor’s drug abuse as the cause of their damages. Medical malpractice cases where the doctor was intoxicated at the time of treatment… Read More


The Aftermath of the Defective Drug Meningitis Outbreak Disaster

Posted by Reese M. Stidham on 23 Dec, 2014

The New England Compounding Center was a large compounding pharmacy that packaged and distributed steroid injections to patients in 23 different states throughout the country.  Steroid injections from this compounding center were shipped to more than 14,000 patients.[1] Unfortunately, some of those steroids were contaminated because improper safety protocols were followed at the compounding pharmacy.

As a result of the dangerous drugs, a massive public health crisis occurred: a meningitis outbreak.  There are 64 deaths and 750 people who developed infections that had to be treated.… Read More


Five Arrested in Orangeburg on Drug Charges

Posted by Mary Lightman on 04 Mar, 2014

Marcus QuigmireNo matter what the charges, one thing should always be certain: the defendant is innocent until proven guilty. Everyone is entitled not just to defense, but to defense that will fight for clients instead of meekly giving in to the prosecution. Often, defendants and attorneys alike will act as if a case is hopeless, when in fact many cases can be won with the right attorney.

A year-long investigation resulted in the arrest of five people on drug charges, according to the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s officials stated that they had been receiving complaints about drug … Read More


Lawsuit Restrictions Concerning Drug Manufacturers Clears State House of Representatives

Posted by Reese M. Stidham on 02 Jun, 2011

Law and OrderIf you look back to Wednesday’s posts you will find an entry discussing a recent lawsuit filed by the South Carolina Attorney General against a major drug manufacturer because of the risk of serious injuries and death by way of heart attacks that a diabetes drug poses to South Carolinians. Today, your Charleston workers’ compensation lawyers read that there is a bill making its way through the North Carolina state legislature that aims at making it harder to sue drug producers, among other provisions.

The Tort Reform for Citizens and Businesses Bill is a Republican led initiative… Read More


South Carolina Attorney General Sues Major Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

Posted by Reese M. Stidham on 01 Jun, 2011

PillsYour Charleston drug and medication injury attorneys recently learned of a major lawsuit involving South Carolina and the diabetes drug Avandia. Our State’s Attorney General’s Office is suing GlaxoSmithKline PLC, the maker of Avandia, alleging a widespread pattern of fraudulent behavior. According to the lawsuit, filed in Spartanburg County on May 17, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) used false and illegal marketing, exaggerated the drug’s effectiveness, and has hid Avandia’s risks since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) initially approved the drug in 1999.… Read More


News for Charleston Tobacco Chewers and Families

Posted by Reese M. Stidham on 17 Dec, 2010

South Carolina wrongful death lawyers find the settlement in this tobacco case particularly interesting because it is the first wrongful death suit of its kind. In recent memory lawsuits have been filed against big tobacco for their production of cigarettes, but this suit was filed against makers of smokeless, chewable tobacco products. In past lawyers focused primarily on cigarette producers because of stronger evidence to back their claims that cigarettes were directly correlated with causes of death.

The makers of Skoal and Copenhagen, the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, have settled… Read More