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Hodge & Langley Law Firm has represented clients in South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina for decades. We have settled or won thousands of cases in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, car and truck accidents, and many more. We work hard to protect our clients, fight against unfair systems, and earn fair compensation for those who have been wronged.
 

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Below is a representative sampling of cases handled by the lawyers at the Hodge & Langley Law Firm. Contact us today if you need legal help or have questions concerning a potential case. Initial consultations are at no charge.
 

Workers Compensation Injury / Third-Party Liability

$7.5 Million Settlement
Plaintiff suffered severe burns in a fire from a gas explosion at a propane gas dispenser.  The case was litigated for nearly three years on a theory of negligent installation of the dispensing station without a legally-mandated safety device.  The parties took dozens of depositions in multiple states and engaged many experts for product tests and system evaluations.  Ultimately, the matter resolved after several months of negotiation following mediation.
 

Fraud / Real Estate Scam

$6.1 Million Judgment
Plaintiff was deceived in a real estate scam related to the purchase of mountain property. The judgment included loss of $2 million in investment funds, treble damages for unfair trade practices, and attorneys fees.
 

Wrongful Death / Negligent Use of Firearm

$2.9 Million Judgment
The deceased Plaintiff was hunting with a protégé. The protégé mistook the Plaintiff for an animal, shot and killed him. Action was brought for negligence that resulted in judgment.
 

Chiropractic Malpractice / Paralysis

$2.2 Million Settlement
The Plaintiff was a self-employed subcontractor who performed home remodeling, etc. After injuring his back he began treatment at the chiropractic college. He was repeatedly manipulated in the cervical spine area by a student while displaying neurological deficits along the left side of his body. He deteriorated from ambulatory to requiring a walker. Eventually he was diagnosed with a cervical disc lesion compressing his spinal cord. Following surgery he remained an incomplete quadraplegic.
 

Medical Malpractice / Shoulder Injury

$1.6 Million Verdict
Medical Malpractice case brought against one of the foremost shoulder surgeons in the world. The allegations included a lack of informed consent and failure to perform the proper surgery resulting in axillary nerve damage. The jury returned a verdict in favor of the Plaintiffs. An affidavit from the jury foreman showed the jury considered an additional $1 million appropriate for punitive damages.
 

Medical Malpractice / Anesthesia

$1.5 Million Settlement
Medical negligence involving injury during anesthesia leading to prolonged hospitalization and protracted healing process.
 

Severe Injury / Truck Intersection Collision

$1.3 Million Settlement
Vehicle was T-boned by a logging truck at an intersection causing severe injuries.
 

Severe Injuries / Dram shop / alcohol sales liability

$1.235 Million Settlement
Combined settlement with at fault drunk driver and bar that served the alcohol to him following collision that occurred as a result of DUI.
 

Severe Injury / Car Wreck case

$1.1 Million Verdict
Plaintiff suffered severe injuries to her foot following a collision where a driver crossed the center line and struck her head on in her work vehicle.  The case was tried in a very conservative county and the jury returned a verdict of nearly double the last offer from the insurance company.
 

Product Liability / Negligence

$1.075 Million Settlement
Plaintiff’s husband was operating a floor buffer when he became overcome with Carbon Monoxide emitted by the buffer. The buffer failed to include a shutoff switch so the buffer continued to run after the operator fell to the ground. The case was filed as a strict liability product defect and negligence action and settled after trial began.
 

Severe Injury / Negligent Design of Intersection

$1 Million Verdict
Intersection collision in which action was brought against the Department of Transportation for improper intersection design.
 

Product Liability / Medical Device

$950,000 and $800,000 Settlements
Two separate confidential settlements based on allegations that an international manufacturer of medical devices failed to properly warn physicians that the device caused the risk of upstaging and/or spreading cancer leading to increased treatment and/or death as a result.
 

Severe Injury / Truck Intersection Collision

$750,000 Settlement
The Plaintiff was rear-ended by a cement truck operated by the Defendant that resulted in cervical spine surgery and limitations on future work ability.
 

Gross Negligence / Excessive Force

$700,000 Settlement
The family of a pregnant woman who was shot and killed by a police officer sued the officer, the police department and the city for gross negligence and for violation of the woman and her unborn child’s constitutional rights. The Defendents settled for $700,000 to the family. Read more.
 

Wrongful Death / Excessive Force

$700,000 Settlement
The father of a deceased woman shot and killed by a police officer sued the city for wrongful death caused by the officer not following standard policies and procedures. The Defendent settled for $700,000 to the family. Read more.
 

Fraud / Real Estate Scam

$700,000 Judgment
Plaintiffs were deceived by Defendant into an investment for real property. Defendant failed to make improvements to property and then absconded with the funds.
 

Medical Malpractice / Immune System Failure

$585,000 Verdict
Plaintiff was given improper medication by a dermatologist that caused a cascade of her immune system.
 

Medical Malpractice / Shoulder Injury

$500,000 Settlement
Medical Malpractice case brought against one of the foremost shoulder surgeons in the world. The allegations included a lack of informed consent and failure to perform the proper surgery causing scapula injury.
 

Negligence / False Positive on Drug Test

$375,000 Settlement
The Plaintiff underwent drug testing which was interpreted as positive. Plaintiff contested the interpretation and obtained an independent drug test immediately after the positive result. This result was negative. An action was brought against the drug test laboratory and resulted in settlement of the case.
 

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