A new report by Johns Hopkins Medicine in the journal BMJ says that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, even as this statistic is not being accurately reported on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s annual list of death causes.
The study estimates… read morePosted in Medical Malpractice | Wrongful Death
Written by T. Ryan Langley on April 25th 2016.
If you’ve been injured on the job and have to miss work, you’re probably worrying about your future with the company. Many of us have heard harsh rumors about people being fired for taking too many days off, regardless of the reason.
But if you’ve been injured at work, you may be eligible for wor… read morePosted in Workers’ Compensation
At Hodge & Langley Law Firm, we help families take on difficult cases of nursing home abuse. As discussed in our blog, there are six main categories of nursing home abuse that an elderly resident may experience.
For families questioning how their loved one is being treated in a home, though, the … read morePosted in Nursing Homes
In February 2015, the case of a pregnant woman shot and killed in 2012 by a City of Woodruff police officer was settled for $700,000 to the family – a settlement arranged for by the family’s lawyer, T. Ryan Langley of the Hodge & Langley Law Firm.
Langley successfully argued that the police offic… read morePosted in News Articles | Police & Jail Negligence/Civil Rights
Written by Charles J. Hodge on February 24th 2016.
As spring approaches, it’s time to start thinking about our taxes. When you review your W-2 sent by your company, notice in Box 4 how much of your salary goes to Social Security. This is the amount of money you’ve paid out of every paycheck to fund the Social Security system.
The Social Security … read morePosted in Social Security
Written by T. Ryan Langley on February 12th 2016.
Every day on the road, we’re surrounded by a variety of vehicles. If you’re in a motor vehicle accident, knowing the type of vehicles involved can greatly affect your rights, your compensation, and how any related lawsuit may be handled.
Commercial trucks are large vehicles used for business, oft… read morePosted in Motor Vehicle Accidents
Written by Charles J. Hodge on January 26th 2016.
In 2015, Spartanburg County had the third-most motor vehicle deaths in South Carolina. The county reported 353 deaths caused by motor vehicles, which results in a mortality rate of 18 – meaning 18 of every 100,000 people in our county died in a car accident last year. The counties with more deaths c… read morePosted in Motor Vehicle Accidents
Written by T. Ryan Langley on January 14th 2016.
This past fall, the family of a man who contracted mesothelioma after being regularly exposed at work to an adhesive that contained asbestos won their case against Wyeth Holding Corporation, with an award around $800,000.
In Bagley vs. Wyeth Holding Company, Mr. Bagley’s family (representing his … read morePosted in Mass Torts
Written by Charles J. Hodge on December 15th 2015.
Earlier this year, an attorney for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest lobbying group for business, attempted to argue before a U.S. House committee that some class-action laws suits should be labeled “no injury” and treated differently. The Chamber and other pro-business groups were trying to… read morePosted in Mass Torts | Product Liability & Recalls
Written by T. Ryan Langley on December 1st 2015.
The holidays are here! And with that, companies and individuals are throwing parties, hosting friends, buying gifts, and otherwise exposing themselves to a variety of potential lawsuits. To keep your holidays merry and lawsuit-free, follow these tips:
Posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents | Product Liability & Recalls
- At holiday parties, don’t overserve g… read more