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South Carolina is no stranger to bad weather. Thunderstorms and lightning strikes are common in the Palmetto State, and both Carolinas unfortunately fall prey to hurricanes, tropical storms, hail and tornadoes. It’s an uncontrollable recipe for road disaster. Bad weather makes for dangerous driving. According to the Federal Highway Administration,…

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) occurs when the nerve that travels from the palm side of the wrist is compressed, or pinched. This nerve — also known as the median nerve — travels through an area called the carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel syndrome typically causes numbness, burning pain, and tingling in…

South Carolina’s first responders are on the frontlines battling the coronavirus (COVID-19) every day. Now, a state representative is pushing for legislation that would provide them with workers’ compensation benefits if they test positive for the illness. Workers’ compensation pays for medical care and provides partial-wage reimbursement for employees who…

For the first time in history, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has loosened its restrictions on how long truck drivers can remain behind the wheel without resting. The agency has temporarily lifted its hours-of-service regulations for truckers who carry emergency goods such as medical supplies, sanitizers, and food….

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered for the popular heartburn medication ranitidine (brand name Zantac) to be taken off the market immediately. The decision was made due to the discovery that ranitidine drugs may contain dangerous levels of N-Nitrosodimethlyamine (NDMA), a probable human carcinogen. The recall affects…

Getting your medical bills paid is a priority after a car accident in South Carolina. But if you’re like most people, you are unsure of who pays first — the auto insurance company, or your health insurance provider. It’s a good question that can have somewhat different answers, depending on…

A job injury can happen in any work environment. However, there are some occupations that carry a greater risk of injury and death than others. In fact, there are some professions in which the risk of dying is 10 times higher when compared to the average American job. The financial…

After an injury at work, it’s natural to wonder what happens next. While you may have heard the terms “workers’ compensation” and “personal injury” before, understanding the difference between the two types of claims will be important as you weigh your legal options. To help answer these complex questions, the…