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You Wore What to Court?

I am often amazed by what some people wear to court when they have been charged with a crime. Even if you have been charged with a minor offense, you need to dress appropriately for court. If it were up to me, we could all wear whatever we wanted to and not be judged by our clothes. But that’s not the way it works. South Carolina is a conservative state and, as such, so are our Judges, police officers, and prosecutors. The way you look in court may very well determine whether you get a break on your charges or whether… Read More

Remembering Those Who Died In Service To Their Country

“Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided republic.”

Do I Really Need To Hire A Criminal Defense Lawyer!

Well, you know what my answer is going to be. Of course, you need to hire a lawyer! Skilled criminal defense lawyers can negotiate good deals that can minimize the harm a conviction can do to your future. Obviously, not all charges can be pled down to minor offenses. However, there are often alternate programs and sentencing structures that can get you a better result that won’t hurt your future. Lawyers go to law school for a reason. Law School is three years of pretty intense study where students learn how to look at issues from various points of view… Read More

Unsanitized Surgical Instrument

Just the thought of having to go in for surgery can be frightening. This concern has risen with the many negligences performed in the medical world. Unfortunately, many people’s lives turn into a nightmare even after going in for a routine surgery. Discovering that a negligence occurred because a surgical instrument was not properly sanitized is devastating. How can medical staff break such a commonly practiced rule within hospitals? Having a dirty instrument used during a surgery can cause a patient an infection. Infections could be non-life threatening or they can be deadly. Infections can cause severe pain, the area… Read More

Are Medication Side Effects Causing More Hospitalizations?

Studies have indicated that the side effects of medication are causing more people to visit the emergency room. In fact, about 1 in every 250 patients consuming medication will end up hospitalized because of medications side effects. Medications may be beneficial for the condition that the person has, but many medications can have extreme side effects. Everyone has seen the commercial stating that if you have a heart condition or liver problem do not take this drug, it can cause … and so on, right? Medications can have side effects for different conditions that a person has. A person taking… Read More