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McDougall Law Firm can outline the South Carolina resident bill of rights for families.

South Carolina – October 24, 2020 Resident Bill of Rights. Nursing home residents have rights under federal and state law, and attorneys at McDougall Law Firm can review those rights with families and individuals thinking about nursing home…
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South Carolina nursing homes have the highest COVID-19 mortality rate in the U.S.

South Carolina – October 21, 2020 According to a recent American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) study, South Carolina had the highest death rate per 100 nursing home residents in September. According to AARP, 5,102 nursing home residents…
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Truck accident attorneys can assist in damage compensation for South Carolina accident claims.

After an accident, compensation may be requested to cover both economic and non-economic losses, such as lost wages, medical bills, legal fees, and costs of property replacement as well as pain and suffering.  In some cases, punitive damages…
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A single car crash resulted in a lost life near Columbia South Carolina.

A man did not survive a car crash in rural Fairfield County on Wednesday when he ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected, went down an embankment and overturned. Troopers said Gray was trying to pass some vehicles when he swerved off…
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Police investigate a South Carolina crash that took the life of a tractor trailer driver.

After a tractor trailer drove off of I-95 Northbound at the 60-mile marker in South Carolina, the Highway Patrol is investigating the fatal Colleton County crash. The vehicle left the roadway, crossed the median, hit a tree, and then caught…
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Truck accidents in South Carolina will result in employer liability

Columbia, SC - When a driver is struck by a large semi truck or other commercial vehicle of a similar size, they are more likely to experience serious health complications and injuries than if they were involved in an accident with a standard…
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South Carolina’s negligence laws are crucial in determining the outcome of an accident case

Charleston, SC - When someone is involved in a car accident and they want to take legal action, the principles of negligence are one of the most important factors in determining who will win, and their amount of compensation. Most civil accident…
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  What Rights Does a Person Have Under the Workers Compensation Act in Charleston, SC?

Individuals who work in Charleston, SC are protected by the Workers Compensation Act, and they have the right to benefit from it if they ever face any sort of injury while at their workplace. The Workers Compensation Act entails that any employee…
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An established duty of care in South Carolina nursing homes impacts legal action.

NORTH CAROLINA - September 30, 2020 Duty of care. A duty of care is the legal duty owed to individuals, or the public, requiring other individuals, or entities to exercise reasonable care.  In cases of negligence, a court will determine if…
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Accident victims in South Carolina are entitled to damages for emotional problems

Columbia, SC - When someone is involved in an accident, one of their first concerns is usually paying for things like medical bills, property damage, and losing out on income due to missed time from work. However, a significant part of the law…
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The McDougall Law Office encourages South Carolina nursing home residents to understand their rights

SOUTH CAROLINA – September 30, 2020 The Nursing Home Reform Act under Title IV (NHRA) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 was put into place to outline services required for the proper care and safety of long term residents…
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South Carolina nursing home residents may sue for damages caused by malnutrition.

SOUTH CAROLINA  - September 29, 2020 Elderly malnutrition is a common problem in skilled care facilities, and a violation of the resident bill of rights in accordance with The Nursing Home Reform Act under Title IV of the Omnibus Budget…
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South Carolina motorcyclist is taken for medical treatment after an accident

Motorcycle riders take on a great amount of risk while on the roads, as even minor accidents are likely to result in significant injuries and damage to their vehicle.  A motorcyclist was hit by a truck in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and…
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Myrtle Beach driver causes several injuries and one fatality after driving into the front of a building

A car that crashed into a medical building in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina resulted in the death of one person and other forms of damage.  Driver plows into the front of a medical building causing injuries and death Workers with both…
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Greenville workers are entitled to compensation if severe weather causes injuries

Workers in Greenville County, South Carolina were exposed to severe weather and the possibility of harm when a tornado struck the area with wind speeds in excess of 100 mph.  Tornado disrupts businesses and destroys several structures The…
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South Carolina, What Should I Look for When Hiring a Truck Accident Attorney?

Hiring a truck accident attorney is the first step to successfully winning a fair settlement after being hit by a truck. It becomes apparent to most individuals shortly after their collision that they will require the help of a legal professional…