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Introducing the Voices of Patient Harm Charleston hospital malpractice lawyer Nathan Hughey shares this story Over the last year, ProPublica has been investigating patient harm, one of the leading causes of death in America, and inviting providers and patients to share their experiences with our reporters. We’ve received hundreds of responses, and continue to report based […]

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Charleston Hospital Malpractice lawyer Nathan Hughey shares this Frontline story: How Many Die From Medical Mistakes in U.S. Hospitals? It seems that every time researchers estimate how often a medical mistake contributes to a hospital patient’s death, the numbers come out worse. In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published the famous “To Err Is Human” […]

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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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South Carolina has limitations on what an injured person can recover in certain types of lawsuits covered by our tort reform statutes.  Recovery is not limited, however, to those amounts.  Contact a South Carolina injury lawyer such as Nathan Hughey to discuss your injury claim and South Carolina’s tort reform statutes. Limitations on recovery South […]

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The verdict was for $1,250,000.00 in non-economic damages, and $704,000.00 in economic damages.  This highlights the fact that South Carolina’s tort reform caps do not apply in a case where the jury finds reckless conduct.   The case was settled before punitive damages were considered. Whistleblower surgeon loses malpractice lawsuit SUMTER, SC — The local orthopedic […]

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Negligence per se in #nursinghomelitigation By Nathan Hughey Negligence per se is negligence arising from the violation of a statute. To recover for negligence per se, a plaintiff must show that the essential purpose of the statute was to protect the resident from the kind of harm that the resident suffered and that the resident […]

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