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Emotional Abuse In Nursing Homes

By Simmons Law Firm |

When you think of elder abuse, you may imagine someone hitting or slapping an older person. While this is a type of abuse, it’s not the only one. Emotional, or psychological, abuse can be just as hurtful, especially when it involves a vulnerable adult. Emotional abuse can occur when a caregiver says hurtful things… Read More »

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What Are Road Defects And How Can They Cause Injuries Or Death

By Simmons Law Firm |

Everyone knows that it’s important to stay on the road and follow all traffic signs and signals when operating a motor vehicle. However, many vehicles do go off the road for various reasons, and when that happens, the outcome is often fatal.  While sometimes this may be the fault of the driver, other times… Read More »

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Drug Misuse In Nursing Homes

By Simmons Law Firm |

We trust nursing homes to provide our loved ones with the best care possible but sadly that is not always the case. Year after year, cases of abuse and neglect in nursing homes are reported, many times involving the administration of medications to residents. Many patients require medications for various medical conditions, so when… Read More »

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Remains Of Missing Man Found At His Workplace

By Simmons Law Firm |

Sometimes stories about missing people have happy endings, but in most cases, they sadly end in tragedy. This was the case recently in South Carolina, when the remains of a man who had been missing for two months were found in a plastic materials shredder at the recycling plant where he worked. The 20-year-old… Read More »

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Relief For Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Victims On Its Way As President Signs Camp Lejeune Justice Act

By Simmons Law Firm |

While serving their country, many military personnel sadly suffered injuries (and sometimes death) as a result of  their exposure to toxic water contamination.  In fact, close to 1 million people (including contractors who worked on the base) may have been affected by the toxic chemicals found in the water at Camp Lejeune military base… Read More »

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Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect

By Simmons Law Firm |

Putting a loved one in a nursing home is a major decision. Ideally, our family member would be able to stay in their home, where they feel the most comfortable. But this is not always possible due to financial concerns, a need for skilled nursing care, or our professional obligations. Taking care of a… Read More »

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Causes Of Amputation

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Sometimes a person loses a body part due to injury or illness. This is called amputation and it refers to the loss of a hand, foot, leg, arm, finger, or toe. Amputation is a serious injury that can affect mobility and a person’s everyday life. Amputation is often caused by accidents, but can also… Read More »

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Lawsuit Settled In Citadel Sex Abuse Case

By Simmons Law Firm |

While at school, students expect to be treated fairly by the teachers and other staff entrusted with their care. Being abused in any way—physically, sexually, or financially—is not only immoral but illegal. The perpetrator can face serious penalties. A sexual abuse victim recently received a $275,000 settlement after he was abused by an instructor… Read More »

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What Is An Attractive Nuisance?

By Simmons Law Firm |

As a homeowner, you may have the cool yard on the block. You may have a large swimming pool or an elaborate playground set that’s the envy of all the neighborhood kids. While it may be fun to be the most envied home in the neighborhood, it can come with a lot of risks…. Read More »

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Construction Worker Killed While Working Along Highway 90

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Construction is a dangerous industry. Workers get injured and killed on a regular basis. There are many things that can cause serious accidents. Construction workers who work on roadways often have to worry about negligent and reckless drivers. Sadly, a South Carolina man was hit and killed by a driver while working in a… Read More »

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