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Patients who agree to undergo surgery place themselves in highly vulnerable positions. Often the patient is entirely unconscious during surgery. The patient must place enormous amounts of trust in the surgeon, anesthesiologist, surgical technicians, post-operative nursing staff, and the medical facility as a whole. Because of this trust, surgical facilities must be especially cautious in […]

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Medical malpractice is one of the more highly regulated and complex types of personal injury claims that can be made in South Carolina and across the United States, particularly when compared to the more common claims made for slip and falls or auto accidents.  In South Carolina, medical malpractice is defined as “doing that which […]

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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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Hughey Law Firm attorney Daniel Nathan Hughey handles VA malpractice claims, and federal tort claims act claims.  We have successfully handled VA #wrongfuldeath claims. From ProPublica. The scandal surrounding long wait times within the Veterans Affairs’ health care system has garnered national attention as VA secretary Eric Shinseki resigned amidst growing opposition to his leadership. To help […]

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Hughey Law Firm attorney Daniel Nathan Hughey handles failure to diagnose cancer and other malpractice claims such as this one. N.M. Woman Sues Over Misdiagnosed Cancer A New Mexico woman has filed a lawsuit alleging that her doctor’s negligence led to a possibly cancerous tumor being left undetected and untreated for years. In 2007, a […]

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In this article, entitled “Corporate asset protection: Shielding your practice from lawsuits, threats“, by David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, and Jason M. O’Dell, MS, CWM, the two write an entire article aimed to “protect a medical practice or healthcare business against lawsuits and potential creditor threats.”  This is the sick reality of hospital care, nursing home […]

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As an attorney who has lived in South Carolina his entire life – and seen the good, bad, and ugly of the hospitals – I hate the fact that the average citizen never hears much about the bad and the ugly but only the “spin” of the hospitals and the alleged good they do.  Far […]

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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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