Jury Award In Pickens County Believed To Be Largest To Date And General Medical Malpractice Considerations

Today your Charleston personal injury attorneys learned that a week ago last Friday, at the conclusion of weeklong medical malpractice trial, a jury awarded a widower $2.4 million whose wife died of complications from a gynecological surgery. According to the Pickens County Clerk of Court, the award is believed to be the largest verdict from…

Lawsuit Restrictions Concerning Drug Manufacturers Clears State House Of Representatives

If 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…

Most Typical Types Of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is when any healthcare professional does not perform their duty with the accepted standard of care. Their breach of care ultimately leads to injury or death. Thankfully, the most serious cases are rare, but thousands of people are left with life-altering injuries at the hands of medical professionals every year. Here are the…

Medical Malpractice And Our Elderly Parents

It is a natural occurrence that as our parents age, roles become somewhat reversed. The people we used to rely on to take care of us, now rely on us to take care of them. Unfortunately, the elderly comprise the population most at risk for medical malpractice. It stands to reason that as our parents…

How To Protect Yourself From Medical Malpractice

As a patient, you are a partner in your healthcare. By paying close attention to what is happening to you in the doctor’s office and asking questions, you can help protect yourself from medical error. While there are certainly mistakes that are out of your control, there are things that you can do to reduce…

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