Can You Receive Social Security Disability for Hearing Loss?

When most people think of Social Security Disability, they generally picture people who fall into one of two categories:

  • adults who are no longer able to work due to a sudden disabling injury or illness
  • or people disabled at birth or in early...
Posted on July 30, 2018

Posted in Social Security Disability

What to Do When Your Employer Denies Medical Leave

Crystal Reynolds Fisher's 18-year-old son became sick with a fever, ending up on life support as he deteriorated rapidly. Crystal, who works at a gas station in her local Albion, Michigan community, texted her boss to let her know that she would...

Posted on July 25, 2018

Posted in Worker's Compensation

Happy Fourth of July from Bluestein Attorneys!

The United States of America is celebrating its 242nd birthday this year, and we'd like to wish all of you and safe and happy celebration!

Posted on July 04, 2018

Posted in holidays

Why Are South Carolina's Roads So Deadly?

While South Carolina's overall traffic fatality rate has been trending slightly downwards, Lexington County and Richland County have unfortunately been seeing the opposite.

According to The State newspaper, by May 17, traffic deaths in Lexington...

Posted on June 13, 2018

Posted in Automobile Accident

Were You Exposed to Asbestos During Military Service?

When asbestos was originally introduced to the public, it was considered something of a miracle due to its ability to more effectively fireproof housing, machinery, automobiles, and more.

We are primarily used to hearing about asbestos being used...

Posted on May 21, 2018

Posted in Veterans Affairs

Does South Carolina Have a Good Samaritan Law?

As the opioid crisis continues to unfold across the country, South Carolina has seen a devastating increase of overdose-related hospitalizations and deaths over the past few years.

According to SC DHEC, deaths caused by overdoses numbered about...

Posted on May 11, 2018

Posted in Criminal Defense

Medical Malpractice at Veterans Affairs: What to Do If You're Affected

In our last blog, we looked into ways to protect yourself and your loved ones from medical malpractice as a result of VA care.

Unfortunately, medical malpractice isn't limited to care received at private medical facilities or in hospitals  —...

Posted on April 30, 2018

Posted in Veterans Affairs

Do Prisoners Have Rights?

The recent prison riot at Lee Correctional Institute in Bishopville seems to have begun as a dispute over gang territory and contraband like cell phones. It ended with seven inmates dead and seventeen more injured, after a staff of forty-four...

Posted on April 20, 2018

Posted in Criminal Defense

Medical Malpractice at VA Facilities: How to Protect Yourself

Local Columbia newspaper The State recently reported on the case of U.S. Navy Veteran Eric Walker. Mr. Walker sought care at the Dorn Veterans Hospital in Columbia, SC, while suffering from severe pains in his abdomen.

The hospital asked for a...

Posted on April 17, 2018

Posted in Veterans Affairs, Medical Malpractice

Does Workers’ Compensation Reimburse Travel Expenses? (And Other Common Workers’ Comp Questions Answered) .

For employees who become injured or even ill due to workplace events or conditions, Workers' Compensation can be the bridge they need to get from the initial injury to total recovery without losing the ability to make ends meet.

While most...

Posted on March 21, 2018

Posted in Worker's Compensation