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Trusting your loved one to the care of others is never easy. When a member of your family suffers elder abuse from another family member or from a caregiver, you must take action. Learning more about various types of abuse, the warning signs, and how to report abuse is essential to a proactive approach to […]

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As the population ages, everyone is at greater risk for chronic illnesses or in need of specialized supervision. The number of South Carolina residents age 85 and older will increase 101 percent from 2012 to 2032. South Carolina has 190 nursing home facilities. Many of them do an excellent job of meeting the needs of […]

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Choosing the best hospital for you is an important decision, but it can be difficult. Sometimes you simply go to the hospital closest to you, the one that specializes in your medical condition, the one that accepts your insurance, or the one your doctor recommends. Other times, in an emergency, you are unable to choose. […]

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When you move an elderly member of your family into a nursing home, you have a right to expect that the nursing home will provide adequate care. South Carolina’s Bill of Rights for Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities indicates that nursing home residents: Have the right to choose their personal physician; Must not suffer mental […]

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When a loved one is placed in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you assume they will receive at least a reasonable standard of care. You hope the nursing home can provide a better care environment for your loved one than they would have at home: quality medical services, a healthy diet, and a […]

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June 15, 2006, was established as the first annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Despite more than a decade of global awareness, the egregious problem of elder abuse persists in the United States. Recently, the Greenville News South Carolina ranks last in rankings of states for elder abuse protections. The report pointed out that while […]

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Many people may have heard the myth that “the rear driver is always at fault in rear-end accidents.” While it is certainly true that the person driving the rear vehicle is usually at fault, it certainly is not the case that the rear driver is always at fault. The reason rear drivers are usually at […]

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The question of whether you need a personal injury lawyer after being involved in an accident or suffering an injury is one that is very fact specific, generally to be decided on a case-by-case basis.  However, there are some things to consider that may help you in determining if and when a personal injury lawyer […]

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One of the first and most frequent questions we are asked by current and prospective clients regarding their potential personal injury claim is, “What is my case worth?”  That is, how much can the client expect to receive should there be a settlement, judgment or verdict in their favor?  While this question is very fact […]

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Prolonged pressure that limits blood flow to the skin cause pressure sores, or as they are more commonly known, bedsores. This injury commonly afflicts sedentary people who cannot to move out of certain positions. Remaining in one position for too long can stress and injure the skin and the tissue underneath. Pressure sores are especially […]

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The day starts out like any other Saturday—you’ve finished breakfast with a few friends and decide to go shopping. You’re walking through a retail shop and the next thing you know, you’re flat on your back, looking up at the ceiling while you friends hover over you with concerned faces. This could happen to anymore. […]

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