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Understanding your rights when the police use excessive force

You might be familiar with the term "police brutality" from movies and television shows, but the fact is, that is not an actual charge police officers who act beyond their training can face in South Carolina. While it might be different in other jurisdictions, the law in this state provides for remedies for the use of excessive force, but not for "brutality" per se. You might wonder what the difference is and why it is important, other than the fact that one term was chosen over another.

Texting and driving in South Carolina

As phones get smarter, drivers get more distracted. Texting and driving is a habit that is fatal yet common. What exactly makes texting and driving so dangerous? How common is it? Who does it the most? What laws are there to prevent this habit and help victims of texting and driving accidents? These questions are answered below. The dangers Distracted driving comes in three main forms: cognitive, visual and manual. While every kind of distracted driving is dangerous, texting and driving is particularly risky because it combines all three. Texting and driving takes your eyes off the road, occupies one or more of your hands and distracts your thinking process. Even hands-free devices cause significant cognitive distraction.

3 common injuries you can get from working in an office

Workers' compensation is most often associated with dangerous occupations, such as construction, mining, manufacturing and warehouse jobs. However, these are not the only places of employment where you can fall victim to a work injury. You are even at risk for certain injuries if you work in an ordinary office. These are the three most common types you may experience at your office job.

Is your parent's nursing home overusing antipsychotics?

When it comes to the medical care of your elderly mother or father, your job consists of more than just finding the right nursing home. The staff can begin to use unacceptable methods once your parent begins living at the new residence. These behaviors are not limited to abuse and neglect. Another common but less well-known nursing home horror is the unnecessary use of antipsychotics on patients. You need to be aware of this issue to ensure it does not happen to your mom or dad.

Symptoms and consequences of a retained sponge

One type of surgery complication is having a sponge or other surgical item get left inside you. While medical professionals continue to develop new ways of reducing incidents, retained sponges continue to present a risk for surgery patients. If you experience symptoms of retention, it is important to seek medical attention right away, as complications from this can be serious.

Can U.S. Really Get To Zero Car Deaths?

Whether you are commuting to work or simply cruising along a country road in South Carolina, you are putting yourself at risk of getting into an accident. The number of wrongful deaths resulting from car accidents is on the rise, not only in South Carolina but also across the country.

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