How To File A Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you have been injured at work, you may need to file a claim in order to pay for medical care and lost wages. In order to get these benefits, your claim must be filed accurately according to the procedures set forth by your state. While you can certainly file a claim on your own,…

Patient Misdiagnosis: Is It Physician Negligence?

A failure to properly diagnose a patient can have deadly results. According to Bloomberg, family members of the first Ebola patient to die in the United States believe that delayed treatment may have compromised the patient’s chances for survival. While a few other patients treated for Ebola in the United States survived after being given…

South Carolina Wrongful Death Lawyers – Jury Orders Defendant To Pay Over 40 Million

The experienced accident attorneys at Howell and Christmas are pleased to announce that a Georgia jury has found that a nursing home operator must pay over 40 million in damages in a wrongful death case. The owner also faces federal charges for alleged fraud steming from the company’s billing of Medicare. The monies from the…

Storm And Stage Collapse At State Fair Result In Negligence Suits

Last month your Charleston accident lawyers at Howell and Christmas posted an entry covering the highly publicized stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair. In that post it was presupposed that claims might be filed on behalf of those killed and seriously injured in the accident. As it turns out, two weeks after the stage…

Staying Safe While Working In The Heat

Normally, your body cools itself by releasing fluid to evaporate, taking heat off your skin with it. In other words, you sweat. When the temperatures soar and humidity is high, sweating is simply not enough to cool the body adequately. It is during these times that you are at risk of heat illness. Heat stroke…

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