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March 2017 Newsletter

A message from Mark Chappell

chappellsmitharden_markchappell-crop-u5336smallAs “Trial Lawyers“, we take great pride in the work we do and the results we have achieved. Every attorney, paralegal, legal assistant, law clerk and runner feels the same way about what we do and who we represent. The folks […]

By |February 23, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

IVC Filters: Case Screening

Blood clots are a common—and potentially fatal—condition associated with significant trauma and a variety of surgeries and medical treatments. Typically forming in the legs, clots have the ability to travel to your lungs, plugging vital vessels in those organs and resulting in a pulmonary embolism. One-third of people with untreated pulmonary embolisms do not survive.

Doctors […]

Talc and Ovarian Cancer Update: Heading to New Jersey

A judicial panel has consolidated all federal talcum powder/ovarian cancer litigation in the District of New Jersey, joining sixty-six cases and what promises to be hundreds (if not thousands) more.  The order creates what is known as an “MDL” (multidistrict litigation) court in which single federal judge will coordinate the pretrial procedures of all talcum […]

Problems Frequently Arising out of and in the Course of a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Hardworking individuals are injured every day.  These men and women work diligently for their employers only to have insurance companies and employers often refuse to compensate them for their injuries.  Denials of workers’ compensation claims can occur for a variety of reasons, but below are several common reasons why employers and insurance companies deny […]

By |September 08, 2016|Claim Denials, Workers Compensation Claims|0 Comments

Higher Speed Limits Have Killed at Least 33,000 People in the U.S. over the Last 20 Years, IIHS Reports

Speed limits across the nation have been on the rise over the past two decades since Congress repealed the National Maximum Speed Limit (NMSL) law in 1995. Some have argued that these speed limit increases are simply aligning the law with reality, given that many motorists are regularly driving at speeds that exceed 55 miles […]

South Carolina Car Accidents: A Look at the Prevalence & Impacts [Infographic]

Although South Carolina hasn’t been ranked as having the worst drivers in the nation, auto accidents are still a prominent cause of injuries and deaths in the state. In fact, while more than 13 traffic crashes occur in South Carolina every hour, every day, at least two people in the state are

Teal Day 5k for Ovarian Cancer Awareness – Oct. 1st at 7am

Chappell, Smith & Arden is hosting a 5k run/walk for Ovarian Cancer Awareness on October 1, 2016 in Columbia South Carolina. The event will begin at 7:30 am, with race day registration at 7:00 am. All proceeds will benefit the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition!

To register before race day, please click here!

By |August 19, 2016|Firm News|0 Comments

Report: Top 10 States with the Worst Drivers in the U.S.

Not all motorists on the road are as safe, sober, careful and attentive as we would like to believe. In fact, most people with even just a little bit of experience driving have likely come across at least one driver who’s been distracted, drunk, overly aggressive or just flat-out careless on the road.

Shedding more light […]

‘Safe Cars Save Lives’ Campaign Looks to Promote Proactive Approach to Vehicle Safety

Today, authorities at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are rolling out a new safety campaign, focused on informing drivers and vehicle passengers about what they can do to minimize their risk of traffic crashes and injuries.

This multi-faceted safety campaign, operating under the name Safe Cars Save Lives, will reportedly involve […]

Dangerous Drug News: FDA Strengthens Warnings for Levaquin Antibiotics

A certain class of antibiotics used to treat serious bacterial infections has recently become the focus of a strong public warning issued by regulators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

These antibiotics – known as fluoroquinolones and sold under various brand names (including Levaquin) – have been linked to “disabling and […]