Visual Distractions

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Texting while driving is a form of distracted driving that killed 3,142 lives in America in 2019. That is an average of 8 people a day, and that number has been consistent over the previous years. Much like drinking and driving, texting while driving presents several dangers on the road that the...

Nursing Home Negligence is Illegal

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Nursing home negligence is an extreme problem. The World Health Organization estimates that 1 in 6 people over 60 experience abuse in a community setting every year. Worse, one study showed that two out of three staff reported that they had committed abuse, and 36 percent witnessed it. Nobody do...

Misdiagnosis

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Medical malpractice is defined as a negligent act or omission that causes harm or injury to a patient. There are several examples of medical malpractice, with medical error alone killing more than 250,000 Americans annually. Medical malpractice is said to be the third leading cause of death afte...

Economic Damages Calculations

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

The average payout award for medical negligence lawsuits or claims will vary by the case. If you settle out of court, you may receive several hundred thousand dollars. Jury verdicts could be higher, and depending on the case, could be over one million. If you are filing a lawsuit or claim for me...

What is a Medical Malpractice Case?

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Medical malpractice isn't just having a bad time at the doctor's office or getting a bad diagnosis when you hoped for an all-clear. Instead, medical malpractice occurs only when a medical professional (like a doctor, nurse, or another specialist) deliberately or through negligence applies incorr...

What is a lawsuit for surgical negligence?

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Any surgery is a time of uncertainty. You hope and expect it to all go smoothly. Then, after the surgery, something is wrong. You may learn shortly following the procedure or after a long period of time that there is a surgical instrument left in your body. Of course, discovering a foreign objec...

Types of Nursing Home Abuse

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Nursing home abuse makes the headlines often enough that it feels like it happens everywhere, every day. It doesn't, but it does happen often enough that the government and the legal field keep watchful eyes the best they can. In May 2014, the Senate Medical Affairs Committee passed a law that a...

The Truth About Nursing Home Neglect

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Nursing homes have been around since the 17th century. Originally, they were designed to care for the elderly and orphans, and the mentally ill. The premise of the nursing home was to provide care for those who could not care for themselves. And though there are excellent nursing homes available...

Slip And Fall Cases 101: How To Handle An Injury

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

In a slip and fall injury case, there are many pieces to consider. Your main concern should be your health, and while legal action may not even cross your mind when you injure yourself on someone else's property, the reality is you may incur hefty medical bills that shouldn't fall on you to pay....

Signs Of Abuse In A Nursing Home

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

After a 29-year-old woman in an “incapacitated state” unexpectedly gave birth in December inside a Phoenix health care facility where she was cared for full-time, many are questioning the possibility of nursing home abuse in facilities where their loved ones reside. When a nursing home fails to ...

Requirements to Prove Nursing Home Abuse

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

The country is home to over two million cases of nursing home abuse every year. In South Carolina, this would be a violation of the South Carolina Bill of Rights that states each nursing home resident “must be free from mental and physical abuse, as well as free from any chemical or physical res...

Pregnancy Discrimination

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

(source: https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/pregnancy.cfm) Pregnancy discrimination involves treating a woman (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth. Pregnancy Discrimination & Work Situations The Pregnancy ...

JUUL: The unregulated killer of teens for profit!

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

As of August 2019, more than 150 people have been hospitalized with respiratory issues that could be related to vaping. The article below offers an in-depth look into Juul, the company, product, and their marketing “playbook”. If you or anyone you know is having a issues that could be linked to ...

How to Report Nursing Home Neglect

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you believe that your family member is a victim of nursing home neglect, the situation must be reported promptly to authorities. Indications of neglect can be signs of abuse. When neglect is not promptly addressed, it can lead to severe ramifications, including permanent disabilities, emotion...

How to File for Your South Carolina Injury Lawsuit

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Have you sustained an injury from South Carolina? It can be quite scary if you're not sure you're on legal grounds in pursuing a lawsuit, but we want you to be well compensated. In South Carolina, their court system can assist you with that, including costs associated with your injury. If you ha...

How To Choose The Right Beneficiary

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Many people default to a partner or child when it comes to specifying the beneficiary of a life insurance policy. For those, however, who do not have a life partner or child to declare as the heir to their policy, choosing a beneficiary can become a bit questionable. Deciding who will receive yo...

How To Choose The Best Pawleys Island Lawyer

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Choosing the best lawyer for your needs should be done with the same process as you would any other product or service. The problem is that many of our legal issues are accompanied by strong emotions, and we forget to take the time to perform the due diligence needed to find the best Pawleys Isl...

How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Did you know about 39.5 million people seek medical help for unintentional injuries each year? Whether you've gotten into a car accident or you're having trouble with your chiropractic care, you need a personal injury lawyer. It's difficult to support your claim when your injury results from the...

How Do I Report Nursing Home Abuse in South Carolina

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

The cases of nursing home abuse reported in South Carolina are heartbreaking. As an elder abuse lawyer in Pawleys Island, the Hopkins Law Firm has represented spouses and families of neglect and abuse victims. For many, recognizing the signs of nursing home abuse can be difficult. It may be the ...

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