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Can I Sue the Government for Causing My Injury?

Call Our Columbia Injury Lawyers to Learn More Did you slip and fall on a poorly maintained sidewalk outside a government building, such as a post office? Were you injured in an auto accident involving a city bus or other government vehicle? If so, you deserve compensation just like any other injury victim. The government is not immune to injury lawsuits from citizens and can be held liable for damages caused by its employees. You may be entitled to file an injury claim against the city, state or federal government, but the process is often more complex and different from other types of injury claims. When I Can Sue the Government for an Injury? The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) permits the government to provide compensation for property loss, injury and wrongful death caused by the negligent actions of government employee acting on behalf of the government. This can allow…
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Why Was South Carolina Ranked Among the Nation’s Worst in Emergency Health Care?

Our Columbia Injury Attorneys Examine the Problems In terms of access to health care, public health and disaster preparedness, South Carolina now ranks among the worst states in the country. According to the report by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), South Carolina had failing grades in many aspects of emergency care. The state received a grade of D+ and overall has worsened since the last time the study was conducted. Many people may be at risk for severe injury or medical malpractice in these conditions. Why did South Carolina Rank Poorly in Emergency Health Care? South Carolina received failing grades in three areas: Access to Emergency Care – The report states that numerous factors limit patient access to emergency care. Nearly one in five adults in South Carolina is uninsured, and almost 20 percent of children are underinsured. Additionally, very few physicians in the state accept Medicaid. Disaster…
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Do Contaminated Infusions Cause Bacterial Bloodstream Infections?

Columbia Injury Lawyers Discuss the Recall In August, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a voluntary recall of possibly contaminated calcium gluconate infusions from the Texas-based drug manufacturer and distributor Specialty Compounding, LLC. This is in response to numerous reports from patients who received the infusions suffering a serious drug injury, the potentially life-threatening bloodstream infection Rhodococcus equi. The sterile-use, calcium gluconate infusions produced by Specialty Compounding were shipped nationwide to individuals throughout the United States, including patients in South Carolina. Did I Receive Contaminated Calcium Gluconate? Patients who received infusion treatments for low calcium levels or high potassium levels may be at risk of suffering bacterial bloodstream infections. It is in your best interest if were recently administered a calcium gluconate infusion to talk with your health care provider to learn if you were given possibly contaminated calcium gluconate from Specialty Compounding. An individual experiencing the following…
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How Can I Avoid a Motorcycle Accident?

Injury Attorneys Want Columbia Bikers to Stay Safe A disproportionate number of motorcyclists end up in emergency rooms for injuries resulting from vehicle collisions every year. Motorcycles make up a small portion of all vehicles on the road, but their riders are frequently involved in serious and fatal accidents with cars and trucks. Numerous causes contribute to motorcycle wrecks, including mistakes committed by the drivers of other vehicles. Anyone operating a vehicle on the road should understand how to keep the roads safe for motorcyclists. How Motorcyclists Can Avoid Wrecks Negligent drivers of other vehicles often cause motorcycle crashes, and therefore, bikers must take certain safety measures to limit the likelihood that collisions will occur. These safety precautions do not alleviate the responsibly of the car drivers or make the biker responsible if an accident does occur. Bikers should be aware of these common causes of motorcycle accidents to avoid…
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