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Dr. Suess wrote, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” George R.R. Martin has written, “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . …. Read Full Article »

Case Summary: Abdelgheny v. Moody

In South Carolina, the doctrine of comparative negligence bars a plaintiff from recovering for his or her injuries if the plaintiff’s own negligence amounts to more than 50% of the total fault. Recently, in an opinion dated October 28, 2020,… Read Full Article »

Case Summary: Turner v. Medical University of South Carolina

The South Carolina Court of Appeals recently decided a medical malpractice case involving allegations of negligence against an anesthesiologist. In Turner v. Medical University of South Carolina, Opinion No. 5723, 2020 WL 2182256 (S.C. Ct. App. May 6, 2020), a… Read Full Article »

Does your hospital owe you a duty to ensure that practicing doctors maintain adequate malpractice insurance coverage? Maybe not…

Recently, the South Carolina Court of Appeals decided an appeal involving the question of whether a hospital owes a duty to its patients to ensure that a doctor practicing at the hospital maintains malpractice insurance coverage.  In McCord v. Laurens… Read Full Article »

What is the attorney-client privilege?

The attorney-client privilege protects against the disclosure of confidential communications by a client to his or her attorney and it may apply to communications from a lawyer to his or her client. This means that, if the attorney-client privilege applies, neither you nor your lawyer can be compelled to divulge your written or oral communications. Continue reading

Discovery in civil cases: what you need to know

Whenever you are a party to a civil case in state or federal court, certain rules apply to the conduct of the litigation. In state court, the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure govern, and in Federal Court, it’s the… Read Full Article »