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South Carolina Dog Bite Law

Posted on January 10, 2017 by Proffitt & Cox, LLP

Under South Carolina dog bite law, dog owners are usually responsible if their dog bites or attacks someone.  Dog owners are liable even if the dog does not have a history of prior attacks.  If a dog bites or attacks a person who is in a public place or is lawfully in a private place (including the property of the dog owner, if there with the owner’s express or implied permission), the dog owner is liable for the damages suffered. There is an exception to this rule if the person bitten provoked or harassed the dog. Dog bite victims are entitled to recover for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, scarring, permanent injury, inability to participate in normal activities, and other damages. If the dog owner has homeowner’s insurance, the homeowner’s insurance will likely cover the dog owner’s liability for these damages. In some cases, a landlord can…
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Proffitt & Cox Sponsors Spring Valley LAX Fund Raiser for injured Chapin LAX Player Jack Enright

Posted on March 20, 2015 by Proffitt & Cox, LLP

Proffitt & Cox is pleased to help with efforts to raise money for the family of injured Chapin High School Varsity Lacrosse Player Jack Enright by coordinating and sponsoring a special day of lacrosse at Spring Valley High School when the Vikings’ varsity boys lacrosse team takes on White Knoll High School at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 21st . Jack Enright sustained a serious spinal cord injury during a recent game and is undergoing rehabilitation at a leading center for spinal cord injuries.  Viking LAX is assisting to raise awareness of the needs faced by Jack and his family by expressing support for Jack prior to the game on Saturday and by collecting donations to assist the Enright family with the tremendous medical expenses associated with this type of injury. Please considering coming to Spring Valley for the game on Saturday and making a donation to the fund set up…
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FDA Advisory Panel Rejects New Testosterone Drug

Posted on September 29, 2014 by Proffitt & Cox, LLP

An advisory committee for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has voted to reject a new oral testosterone drug called Rextoro, saying that the drug is “ineffective.” Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is a controversial hormone treatment used to help men produce more testosterone naturally. Traditionally, testosterone treatments are applied externally, through gels, lotions and even nasal sprays. What Are the Dangers of Testosterone Gel? Some of the biggest problems with topical testosterone are skin reactions (like rashes, itching or swelling) and secondhand exposure. Patients can leave trace amounts on door handles or countertops, which can expose women and children to high doses of testosterone. Clarus Therapeutics Inc. submitted an application for Rextoro back in January, saying that the “easy-to-swallow softgel capsules” were more convenient than gels or ointments. The drug company also believed that the pills were less likely to cause skin reactions or accidental exposure. Why Wasn’t This Drug…
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