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Prescription Labels: Physicians Still Have a Duty to Warn of Medication Side Effects

The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that drug manufacturers place labels on all approved medications, which set forth the various risks, side effects, and other relevant drug and medication information. Consumers and patients, when they fill their medications at the drug stores and pharmacies, receive labeling and packing inserts which provides much of…

What to Do When a Health Care Provider Violates Your Privacy Rights

In the United States, health care privacy is governed by what is referred to as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), 42 U.S.C. § 300gg and 29 U.S.C § 1181 et. seq. and 42 USC 1320d et. seq.  HIPAA is the foremost privacy law relating to the privacy and confidentiality of…

Auto Accidents in Adverse Weather

As the weather begins to get colder, many individuals are thinking ahead to winter. South Carolina winters may involve some snow and ice, which means that road conditions may become dangerous and the risks will increase for auto accidents. Some collisions simply cannot be avoided and are entirely due to the weather conditions. However, many…

When Dogs Bite: The Case of the Jogger and the Rogue Dog

  Although not particularly common, a recent report estimates that in 2014, there were approximately 42 fatal dog bites in the U.S.  Additionally, it is reported that approximately 37-47% of all households in the U.S. are dog owners, and that there are approximately 70-80 million dogs owned by households in the U.S.  With the significant…

Drivers Beware: South Carolina Leads Nation in Speed-Related Traffic Deaths

  According to an article, the number of traffic tickets issued annually in South Carolina averages between 66,000 to 75,000 every year, depending on a number of factors including the number of vehicles on the road, the backgrounds of the drivers, and often times the weather.  In fact, South Carolina historically has remained the state…

Neighbors That Don’t Shovel? The Worst Kind of Slip and Fall

With winter fast approaching, many hardware stores will start stock up on snow shovels, salt, and other side-walk ice treatment products.  Understanding that shoveling snow is time-consuming, a chore, and at times, requires a significant amount of time, as a homeowner, it is not only investment in your own family’s safety and welfare, but that…