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Apr
27
2020
Generally speaking, when a person brings a personal injury lawsuit in South Carolina, they typically request compensatory and punitive damages. Compensatory damages are designed to make the claimant whole, and they can be divided into two parts: a) Past and future out-of-pocket expenses such as medical bills, lost wages, property damage, etc.; and b) Past […]
Mar
27
2020
According to a 2016 study performed by John Hopkins Medicine, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. While that statistic is certainly alarming, it is important to note that not all medical errors result in death. Rather, many times, victims of medical malpractice survive the actual procedure, but they […]
Feb
27
2020
The elderly population in the United States is particularly vulnerable to financial abuse by family members, friends and investment advisors. Here are 4 practical ways to limit financial abuse against our elderly population:
Jan
27
2020
Typically, when a person hears the words “plaintiff” or “contingency fee,” they immediately think of personal injury cases. However, a growing trend for businesses tired of paying corporate lawyers $350/hour is to hire experienced plaintiff’s counsel on a contingency fee. After all, corporate defense attorneys spend their days defending cases (not prosecuting them), so having […]
Dec
27
2019
When you deposit your hard-earned money with a stockbroker or other financial institution, you trust they are making decisions in your best interest. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Whether the investment adviser acted intentionally or simply failed to exercise ordinary care, it is important to know the warning signs of suspicious activity in […]
Dec
06
2019
Nursing home patients are one of the most vulnerable segments of our population in the United States. We trust that the caregivers charged with watching over our loved ones will give them the attention the deserve. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, so family members must be vigilant and watch for warning signs of […]
Nov
15
2019
If you are injured by someone else’s negligence, and you become a plaintiff in a South Carolina lawsuit, your lawyer will typically: Have you sign a representation agreement (which outlines attorney’s fees, etc.). Obtain your signature on a HIPAA authorization (which allows them to request all of your medical records/bills from your various providers). Request […]
Oct
25
2019
Welcome to the blog of Hadden Law Firm, LLC! I hope you find this blog to be a resource for helpful information, legal news/trends and other interesting posts. Rob Hadden