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Month: July 2021

Bobby Jones Law: Settlement Announced in 2018 South Carolina Prison Riot

Bobby Jones Law: Settlement Announced in 2018 South Carolina Prison Riot

Noted attorney Bobby Jones helped engineer a settlement which guarantees $6 million to the survivors of a deadly riot at the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville. The proposed settlement, which won unanimous approval from the South Carolina Fiscal Accountability Authority, resolves eighty-one federal and state lawsuits. Department Director Bryan Stirling blamed the worst U.S. prison …

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Understanding How To Divide A Wrongful Death Settlement

Understanding How To Divide A Wrongful Death Settlement

Under the South Carolina Code of Laws, wrongful death settlements should be divided or distributed among particular family members. Basically, this means that the will of the victim who died is not a factor when dividing settlements. These family members include the following: The surviving spouse receives half of the settlement but receives the entire …

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Average Payouts for Medical Negligence Resulting In Death

Average Payouts for Medical Negligence Resulting In Death

The 2019 Medical Malpractice Payout Report by the National Practitioner Data Bank reports that in 2018, the damages awarded for medical malpractice claims included 12.3% of cases resulting in quadriplegia, brain injuries, and other serious injuries requiring lifetime care, 18.7% resulting in significant permanent injuries, and 29.7% cases resulting in death. Remarkably, the average payout …

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