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November 2013 Archives

Patient wins claim against Dorn VA Hospital

Delays with medical testing and diagnosis can lead to preventable but serious and fatal diseases and legal liability. For nine veterans, diagnostic testing delays at the Williams Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina led to a medical malpractice suit and further exposed unacceptable testing backlogs at the facility.

Moped driver injured by alleged drunk driver

Impaired drivers are also dangerous to victims who are not drinking and driving. In 2011, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reports, there were 9,878 traffic fatalities in the United States or a person killed every hour in a drunk driving accident. For 2011, the NHTSA found, seven percent of these fatalities were pedestrians or bicyclists and 11 percent were occupants of other vehicles. South Carolina suffered 309 fatalities in 2011 and 358 deaths in 2012 involving a legally-impaired driver.

Suspected DUI kills one and injures two

Police reported that a 20-year-old driver killed another motorist and injured two others in a suspected drunk driving crash in the early morning hours of Nov. 2 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. The driver was arrested for two felony counts relating to this accident.

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