Understanding Patient Abandonment

Few people have heard of patient abandonment unless it has happened to them. Patient abandonment is just one form of medical malpractice, and it occurs when a medical professional terminates a relationship with their patient with no reasonable notice or excuse. The patient does not have the opportunity to find another provider in an adequate…

Understanding Your Rights After A School Bus Collision

According to News 2 Charleston, 12 children suffered injuries in a Sept. 12 accident when their school bus crashed during its afternoon route from James Island Charter High School. The Charleston County Sheriff’s office responded at 3:58 p.m. When school bus collisions occur, it is crucial to determine who was at fault. School children aboard…

Unexplained Boating Accident Leaves Two Injured

A boating accident that occurred Friday has left two people injured. The Coast Guard responded to reports of the accident on Shem Creek. Apparently two twenty foot boats somehow collided, and the resulting collision inflicted head injuries on two people. Coast Guard officials have reported that the Department of Natural Resources has begun an investigation…

Update Of Previous Entry Concerning A Sexual Assault At A Mt. Pleasant Hospice; Assailant Receives 30-Year Prison Sentence

Back in March of 2011 your Charleston, SC lawyers at Howell and Christmas posted a blog entry concerning a sexual assault on an elderly woman living in a Mt. Pleasant hospice. A week ago last Thursday the 56-year-old alleged attacker was convicted of raping the elderly woman, found guilty (but mentally ill) of first-degree criminal…

Use Of Talcum Powder Leads To Lawsuits

Recently, a jury found Johnson & Johnson guilty and ordered the company to pay $127 million in compensatory damages to patients in a class action lawsuit. To many, this verdict is frightening because it involved a product that parents and others have used daily: Talcum powder. Many have been left wondering if the verdict is…

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