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Is a Misdiagnosis Considered Medical Malpractice?

When we seek medical advice, we rely on our doctor or healthcare provider to make the correct diagnosis. This is not always the case. About 155 per 1,000 hospitalized patients are not diagnosed and treated timely, according to HealthGrades. Medical…
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Talcum powder possibly linked to Ovarian Cancer.

Talcum Powder Lawsuit Product liability lawyers across the country are investigating the possibility of filing lawsuits on behalf of women who have developed ovarian cancer as a result of using talc-based products for genital hygiene. Many…
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Auto recalls explained.

  You may have heard on the news that the recall tally in the United States is breaking records this year, with 37.5 million cars called back in the first six months of 2014 over various non-compliance or safety defects. Naturally, this…
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Can a person get a DUI on a bicycle in South Carolina?

According to South Carolina law, Title 56 - Motor Vehicles, ARTICLE 23, SECTION 56-5-2930. Operating motor vehicle while under influence of alcohol or drugs; penalties; enrollment in Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program; prosecution.  (A)…
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Obamacare Update: Employers Don’t Have to Pay for Contraceptives

  from nolo.com Do for-profit corporate employers have to provide contraceptive coverage to their employees under the Affordable Care Act (known more commonly as Obamacare)? In the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, the Supreme…
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What Evidence do you Need to Prove a Slip & Fall Claim?

from alllaw.com The evidence that is needed in a slip and fall case depends on the kind of accident that occurred. Slip and fall cases (and trip and fall cases) can be broken down into the following types of cases: slip on ice or snow or…
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Split rulings over Obamacare could lead to another Supreme Court shutdown

Less than two hours after an appeals court in Washington ordered the Obama administration to turn off the spigot of federal subsidies to consumers through U.S.-run health-care exchanges,an appeals court in Virginia ruled that the subsidies should…
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Costco, Trader Joe’s, and Walmart recalling tainted fruit.

  from CNN.com If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's or Walmart stores recently, keep reading. Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California,…
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The difference between a “Not Guilty” verdict and an acquittal.

A verdict of not guilty constitutes an acquittal. In other words, to find a defendant not guilty is to acquit. At trial, an acquittal occurs when the jury (or the judge if it’s a judge trial) determines that the prosecution hasn’t proved…
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States Spend Less on Defense for Poor.

State spending on legal defense for the poor slumped in recent years, as court budgets felt the pinch from the financial crisis, according to a new study by the Justice Department’s research arm. The $2.2 billion spent on indigent defense…
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Federal Judge deems California’s Death Penalty Unconstitutional

A federal judge in California has struck down the state’s death penalty, ruling that the “arbitrariness” and “unpredictability” with which it is carried out violates the constitution’s ban on “cruel and unusual” punishment. U.S.…
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Doctors performing unnecessary knee surgeries?

from CBSNews.com   More than one-third of total knee replacements performed in the U.S. were deemed "inappropriate" in a new study that used a patient classification system to weigh the risks and benefits. The study, published June…
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Ford Recalls over 100,000 vehicles

  Dearborn, Michigan-based Ford Motor Co. this week issued six separate recalls of various vehicles and vehicle chassis, citing a range of safety defects. Together, the recalls affect more than 100,600 cars, SUVs and motorhomes with…
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First steps to take after a car accident to get compensated.

If you were involved in a car accident due to someone else's carelessness or negligence, you have the right to be compensated for all your injuries and property damage. This compensation usually comes out of a settlement of your car accident…
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Honda recalls 2 million vehicles

  Honda is expanding its two-million-vehicle air bag recall by as many as one million more vehicles in California, the automaker said Tuesday. Last month, Honda recalled vehicles in eight other states. A defective inflator could explode…
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New Senate Gun-Control Fight Likely In Debate On Sportsmen Law

Fifteen months since gun legislation stalled on Capitol Hill, the Senate is on the verge of a new fight over whether to expand gun rights. The Washington Post calls it "an unanticipated development at a moment of already high tension in the…
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Does South Carolina have a Medical Malpractice damages cap?

Question: Does South Carolina use a medical malpractice damages cap? Answer: Yes. Like many states, South Carolina has a statute on the books that places a limit or “cap” on the amount of compensation that can be…
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Do you need a Lawyer to help collecting unpaid wages?

  Payment of wages is governed by federal and state laws and regulations. Each of these sets of rules is extensive, and the interplay among them is complicated. If your employer has not paid you fully for your work, you may be entitled…

Judges can now scan jurors social media sites

  ABA Says Lawyers, Judges Can Scan Jurors' Social Media WebsitesLawyers have been given the green light to scan the social media sites of jurors.The American Bar Association says it's ethical for lawyers to scour online for publicly available…
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July 4th weekend is deadliest weekend on the road.

The holidays are a deadly time to be on the road. Every year, hundreds of Americans die as a result of alcohol-related car crashes. The Fourth of July has repeatedly ranked as the deadliest holiday of the year -- even deadlier than New Year's…
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GM’s faulty ignition switches may have caused up to 74 deaths.

  As federal investigations into General Motor’s failure to inform the public of a decade-long issue with a faulty ignition switch continue, the much-maligned company just suffered another hit. GM has publicly acknowledged that the…