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Four Local Restaurants/Bars Named in DUI Related Lawsuit

DUI Fatality Lands Several Columbia Bars and Restaurants in Hot Water A lawsuit was recently filed against four local Columbia restaurants and bars for allegedly over serving alcohol to a customer who later caused a DUI accident resulting in death. On the early morning of September 1st, 2015, a lady and three friends went “bar hopping” in the … [Read more...]

The Human Body “Black Box”

Wearable Health Tracking Devices, Such as a FitBit, Can Be Used as Evidence Portable health tracking technology is rapidly advancing and extremely popular. According to a 2014 report, as many as 21% of the US population own, and use, some form of wearable health tracking device. Although intended to promote health, and help monitor activity … [Read more...]

Zika Virus in SC: Awareness, Prevention, and Local Help

At the end of April 2016, DHEC announced the first documented case of the Zika virus in South Carolina. According to DHEC, the infection was contracted by the South Carolina resident after traveling to a country with active transmission of the virus. Like most infected persons, the individual did not have any symptoms, and was not contagious upon … [Read more...]

Jury Awards $72 Million in J&J Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Case

J&J Ordered to pay $72 Milllion in Damages to Victim's Family A Missouri State jury recently awarded $72 million in damages to the family of plaintiff Jacqueline Fox, who lost her life to ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Power and Shower to Shower for several decades. Court records and family’s lawyers reported that … [Read more...]

New Movie ‘Concussion’ Brings Awareness to TBI

'Concussion' Sheds Light on the Seriousness of TBI The new film Concussion (watch the trailer below) undoubtedly has players, loved ones, and those who simply love the game, thinking about the possible long-term health risks associated with football. Some may even question whether the game is worth the risk. Contrary to popular belief, football … [Read more...]

Irmo Doctor Testifies in Federal Drug Ring Trial

In Drug Ring Kingpin’s Trial, Irmo Doctor Testifies to Being Used A long-time doctor from Irmo testified in a federal drug trial for his role in a drug ring that sold Oxycodone and other prescription drugs. During his testimony, he claimed he was an unwitting pawn in the organized Columbia drug trafficking ring. “I have just done this for a long … [Read more...]

GM Ignition Switch Death Awards Issued

GM Approves $594.5 million to Compensate 399 Victims of the Faulty Ignition Switches With the January deadline coming up quickly, GM’s ignition switch compensation fund has begun to issue financial compensation to hundreds of car accident victims and their families. The latest data released by the compensation fund shows that many of the victims, … [Read more...]

Bar Loses Liquor License After Patron Died

After Fatal Car Accident Killed Drunk Patron, Massachusetts Bar Loses Liquor License In the early hours of New Year’s Day, bar patron James McLaughlin crashed his car, killing himself and injuring two other passengers in a severe drunk driving accident. The bar, Common Ground in Arlington, Massachusetts, has since been closed by the Board of … [Read more...]

US Soccer Federation Bans “Headers” for Youth 10 and Younger

US Soccer Federation Bans Headers for Youth 10 Years Old and Younger After a concussion lawsuit from 2014 was finally settled, the US Soccer Federation has released new guidelines for young players that should help prevent traumatic brain injuries later in life. The group officially banned “headers” – hitting the soccer ball with the head instead … [Read more...]

Fort Jackson Acknowledges Dam Breach Contributed to Flooding

Fort Jackson Releases Info Confirming Dam Failures Led to Flooding Columbia is still recovering from the flooding which occurred following the Semmes Lake Dam Breach.  After more than thirty days of silence, Fort Jackson officials released a statement confirming breaches on the western side of the Fort Jackson military base could have contributed … [Read more...]