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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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by Nathan Hughey South Carolina Doctors Receive Money from Drug Companies.  Per ProPublica, this is a list of the top drug money recipients in South Carolina from 2013-2014.  According to ProPublica, over 10,000 South Carolina doctors received drug company money during that time.  This list includes only the highest dollar amounts.  Contact Nathan Hughey if […]

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from the New York Times Watchful Eye in Nursing Homes Jonathon Rosen A pretty nightie, a new lipstick, a fresh toothbrush: Doris Racher noticed that small things she had bought for her 96-year-old mother, Eryetha Mayberry, a dementia patient at a nursing home in Oklahoma City, had been disappearing. Ms. Racher assumed the culprit was […]

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Federal lawsuit filed alleging sexual assault, inadequate security.  We have a #premisesliability lawsuit now alleging wrongful death as a result of inadequate security and have handled several others. Four Students File Federal Lawsuit Against UConn November 01, 2013|By KATHLEEN MEGAN, kmegan@courant.com, The Hartford Courant HARTFORD — Three current students and one recent graduate filed a federal lawsuit Friday […]

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Elderly, At Risk, and Haphazardly Protected by A.C. Thompson, ProPublica, and Jonathan Jones, Special to ProPublica, Oct. 29, 2013, 10:56 a.m. A version of this story was co-published by “Frontline.” Workers found 82-year-old Vincenzina Pontoni submerged in a deep whirlpool bathtub. She had drowned. Pontoni, a resident of an assisted living facility near Cleveland, wasn’t […]

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Who’s Looking Out for Seniors? Assisted living facilities care for nearly three quarters of a million seniors nationwide, a number that’s expected to rise as the Baby Boomers keep aging. But over the past several years, their growth has evolved relatively unchecked, with no federal regulation and a patchwork of supervision that varies from state […]

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We have had numerous wrongful death and other assisted living cases resolve recently, having had a wrongful death settlement hearing yesterday and having another Monday. George McAfee Born: March 13, 1918 Died: March 4, 2009 The Emeritus Facility: Emeritus at Decatur, Decatur, Ga. As a star running back with Chicago Bears in the 1940s and 1950s, George […]

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Unfortunately these kind of problems happen many times out of the public eye for every time something is publicized. I’ve had multiple families come to me with deaths of family members who needed medical care while in custody but were denied it and lost their lives. South Carolina’s #tortclaimsact limits damages in a case like […]

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South Carolina nursing home abuse lawyer Nathan Hughey has handled hundreds of nursing home cases and teaches other lawyers regarding the array of regulations applicable to nursing home and other cases.  Here, Charleston nursing home attorney Nathan Hughey summarizes the requirements for reporting suspected abuse or neglect, and what happens when a person or facility fails […]

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