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November 2014 Archives

South Carolina head-on collision leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

Area news outlets report that a two-vehicle accident in Greenwood County at around 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 left one person dead at the scene of the accident and two individuals with injuries. Emergency crews cut one of the injured parties from his vehicle, and a medical helicopter transported him to Greenville Memorial Hospital. An ambulance transported the other injured party to Self Regional Medical Center with injuries not considered to be life-threatening in nature.

Bad sidewalks leading cause of pedestrian injury

South Carolina residents may find walking a more healthful alternative to driving a vehicle, but the pedestrian life is not without its hazards. Nationwide statistics collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 4,743 pedestrians met with fatal accident in 2012, and another 76,000 suffered injury. That comes out to roughly one pedestrian injured every 7 minutes. These injuries are often due to the negligence of another party.

South Carolina man charged with felony DUI after fatal crash

Police suspect that a 24-year-old man involved in a fatal head-on collision on Nov. 8 was impaired by alcohol, according to authorities. Three people died in the Anderson County crash, and the 24-year-old man, who was allegedly driving at the time of the incident, is facing six counts of felony DUI.

Physicians previously reluctant to discuss errors

As South Carolina residents may know, it may be difficult to obtain full disclosure of a medical error made by a health care provider. While only a small percentage of doctors admit to nondisclosure of medical errors, partial disclosure is more common than full disclosure. Attitudes toward disclosure of these mistakes have been changing among physicians and organizations and has led to some states mandating disclosure. Other states have barred information in a physician's disclosure from being used against them in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

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