Obama Foregoing Chance To Change Federal Court By Inaction

The President has an opportunity to affect the makeup of the federal judicial branch through his power of appointment, yet he may not be using that power to the fullest.  There are 874 federal judicial slots which are filled upon … Continue reading

Robert Reeves named one of South Carolina’s Top Trial Attorneys

South Carolina attorney Robert Reeves, founding partner of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLC, has been listed as one of the state’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers (NTL). NTL is a professional, educational and business organization of … Continue reading

MACIAS v. STATE OF CALIFORNIA

VERDICT/SETTLEMENT SUMMARY DATE: March 21, 2011 CASE: MACIAS v. STATE OF CALIFORNIA TOPIC: PERSONAL INJURY, NEGLIGENCE CASE NO.: 09C0053 COURT/COUNTY: Superior Court of the State of California, Kings County JUDGE: Hon. James T. Laporte, Dept. 4 MEDIATOR: Michelle Reinglass, Esq. … Continue reading

Bea Hightower Joins University of South Carolina as an Adjunct Professor

Having spent seven years of undergraduate and law school education at the University of South Carolina, Bea Hightower has decided it’s time to return. Except this time, she is going to be sharing knowledge instead of gaining it. Ms. Hightower … Continue reading

The National Trial Lawyers President Speaks Out on Sanford, Florida Fatal Shooting

By Andrew Findley and Niki Pierce Mike Papantonio, the president of The National Trial Lawyers, talked about the recent killing of a young black man in Florida on MSNBC’s The Ed Show on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.  Papantonio criticized the … Continue reading

Gloria Allred interviewed on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight

By Andrew Findley and Niki Pierce California discrimination attorney Gloria Allred, a member of The National Trial Lawyers executive committee, was recently interviewed on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight.  Morgan asked Allred if she believed political candidates should be precluded from … Continue reading

Healthcare Talking Points

As the Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of President Obama’s health-care reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, there are some important points to remember.  The case has been polarizing for the United States: it would provide … Continue reading

Birth Injuries, Including Cerebral Palsy Resulting from Medical Malpractice

A birth injury is one of the most stressful and frightening events that can happen to a family. There are two main types of injuries that can happen during the birthing process; injuries from a lack of oxygen or blood … Continue reading

Patient Safety in Doctor’s Offices and Hospitals – How Medical Errors Place Patients in Danger

Ask most people what they worry about when visiting a hospital and they will probably tell you they are afraid of getting a shot, having blood drawn, or surgery. However, most people probably never realize the dangers involved with preventable … Continue reading

How Hyperbilirubinemia and Medical Malpractice can be Responsible for Kernicterus in Newborn Babies

Kernicterus is a rare form of brain damage that occurs in some newly born infants with severe jaundice.  Jaundice is a yellow coloring of the skin, eyes or other tissue.  Kernicterus can occur from elevated levels of bilirubin which move … Continue reading