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South Carolina doctor liable in fatal cancer case

The widower and three children of a South Carolina woman were awarded $10 million over her death after the widower rejected a settlement offer of $250,000.

Lawyers for the defense have filed a request to have the court review the verdict and either reduce the amount or overturn it entirely.

Do millennial drivers deserve their bad reputation?

Nowadays, millennial drivers make up a large percentage of all motorists on the road, but the drivers that fall within this age group also receive a lot of flak for taking unnecessary risks and otherwise engaging in dangerous driving behaviors. Is the bad reputation millennial drivers have actually warranted, however, or has it been overinflated by the media?

According to Business Insider, millennials have indeed earned their reputation for being poor and often dangerous drivers, and the publication goes so far as to deem this age group of drivers “America’s worst.” Just how are millennial drivers endangering other motorists on the roadway?

3 tips to keep you safe this New Year's weekend

Are you getting ready to head to your best friend's house for that rocking New Year's Eve party? Or are you heading to your cousin's for the beer and hot tub party he hosts every year?

No matter where you plan to wander, if you're going to be away from home this New Year's weekend, make sure that you do a little pre-trip and pre-party planning to keep yourself safer on the roads. You don't want to be on either end of a drunk driving accident.

What's a demand letter? How do you write one?

Most people think that filing a lawsuit is the norm after a motor vehicle accident.

In reality, a lawsuit only happens after negotiations have broken down and it's clear that the two sides are so far apart that there's no way to reconcile them.

How you can avoid doctor errors

When you think about medical malpractice in Aikin and Orangeburg counties, one of the first things that may run through your mind is doctor errors. Many good doctors make mistakes that cost their patients dearly. With this in mind, you may feel alarmed and overwhelmed at the thought of making an appointment.

But you should not let your concerns keep you from getting the medical care you need in a timely manner. 

How is emotional distress demonstrated in malpractice cases?

Emotional distress is a difficult thing to evaluate in any personal injury claim, including medical malpractice cases.

For one thing, everyone has different emotional reactions to things. What really distresses one person won't bother another person at all. Another reason emotional distress can be so difficult to factor into a medical malpractice claim is that it's often a "hidden" injury.

7 ways to play it safe on the roads during Thanksgiving weekend

Whether you call it Blackout Wednesday or Drunksgiving, there's ample evidence that the night before Thanksgiving is now one of the top party nights of the year.

In fact, Blackout Wednesday is a bigger day for drinks and bars than either New Year's Eve or St. Patrick's Day, depending on your location.

Most common types of medical malpractice

Medical malpractice is a serious issue, but not enough people seem to be aware of the dangers. However, it is the third leading cause of death for United States citizens, as per a report in The Washington Post. The two causes of death that are higher are cancer and heart disease. 

Legal experts define medical malpractice as when a healthcare professional fails to provide adequate duty of care. This does not mean the surgeon comes back with news that is unpleasant. It simply means the surgeon should have had the capacity to do a better job but failed due to negligence or incompetence. There are various ways this can manifest itself. 

South Carolina husband wins $10 million wrongful death case

Cancer may have been the official cause of death on a South Carolina woman's death certificate but it didn't have to be that way.

In fact, the jury strongly felt that her death could have been avoided if her doctors had been better at communicating with each other and delays in her care had been avoided.

Wicked driving weather and distractions: safe driving this fall

What are the biggest hazards to watch out for on the road during the end of October and early November? A combination of seasonal factors can cause even professional drivers -- those with a commercial drivers license (CDL) handling the big rigs -- to easily get distracted or make a mistake.

Other drivers on the road need to be more conscious of the risks as well. Knowing the dangers helps with defensive driving (and could save your life).

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