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How to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Do you know what to do if a family member’s death is “caused by the wrongful act, neglect, or default of another?”  (South Carolina Code of Laws, Title 15, chapter 51, Article 1, Section 15-51-10) You may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit against them, which may allow you to collect monetary damages Read More

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Ikea Sued for $46 Million after Toddler Killed by Dresser

The family of toddler Jozef Dudek sued Ikea after a recalled 70-pound “Malm” dresser tipped over on him, causing his death in 2017. Ikea agreed to pay Jozef’s parents $46 million. “The furniture maker issued a recall for millions of Malm products in 2016 after the deaths of three children…” A combined settlement of $50 Read More

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Improper Restraint Causes Death of Mental Health Patient

A South Carolina Department of Mental Health patient died earlier this year when staff improperly restrained him, suffocating him to death. William Avant, a 35-year-old Georgetown native, had been a patient at the G. Werber Bryan Psychiatric Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina for 12 years. Records show that he “had been diagnosed with Klinefelter syndrome, Read More

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New Technology Makes South Carolina Railroads Safer

In 2008, a federal law was passed to require railroad companies to implement Positive Train Control (PTC) – “a system that combines GPS, wireless radio and computers to monitor trains and stop them from colliding, derailing or speeding” by 2015. (CNN.com) PTC compensates for human error by monitoring train positions and track conditions. Unfortunately, in Read More

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South Carolina Motocross Facilities Unregulated

Thirteen-year-old Patrick Terry was killed in December of 2014 in a horrible accident that never should have happened. Patrick’s father, Ed Terry has sued Club MX in Chesterfield, SC for the wrongful death of his son. Patrick had begged his dad to take him to the motocross track in NC where they lived. His dad Read More

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West Columbia Drug Clinic at Fault in Fatal Crash

Columbia Metro Treatment Center in West Columbia, and its chain owner, Colonial Management Group will pay $10.5 million to settle two wrongful death lawsuits after one of its patients, under the influence of drugs, killed an elderly couple and their grandson in a 2015 auto accident. The order says that this lawsuit settlement almost exhausts Read More

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Lawmakers to Form Investigative Panel after Patients Being Transported Drowned in Florence Floodwaters

Horry County Deputies Stephen Flood and Joshua Bishop were fired more than a month after two mental health patients drowned in a County van that was steered into Florence floodwaters. State lawmakers have vowed to launch an investigation on their own as to how this could have happened. Nicolette Green, 43, and Wendy Newton, 45 Read More

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