Gene Powell honored by program that helps student veterans

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Jul 11, 2019 3:02:16 PM

Gene Powell, a retired U.S. Army colonel and member of Bluestein Attorneys’ SC Veterans’ Advocates Team, was recently honored by the University of South Florida for his decades of active and reserve military service.

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Topics: Veterans Affairs, News

Veterans Serving Veterans

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Jul 8, 2019 11:25:00 AM

At Bluestein Attorneys our Veteran Affairs team features officers and former enlisted personnel.

At Bluestein Attorneys, we understand what it means to serve our nation in a time of war.

 We have experienced the sacrifices veterans make for our country. Fighting for the men and women who served is not just a profession - it's an honor. 

For the next couple of weeks, we'll be taking time here at Bluestein Attorneys' blog to do something a little different. It's essential when dealing with sensitive legal issues to get an understanding of the attorneys you're looking to represent you — and nowhere is that more important than in Veterans Affairs Disability claims.

Our VA attorneys have agreed to answer a few questions that will help you get to know them a little bit better and to understand why they are so passionate about defending and standing up for the rights of military veterans and service members. Today, we'll meet with Tim Mercer who joined Bluestein Attorneys in 2018.

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Topics: Veterans Affairs

Proving Fault in a Defective Product Personal Injury Case

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Jun 18, 2019 10:48:00 AM

If you've been injured by a defective or dangerous product, you may have an easier time recovering compensation for your injuries than you think. This is because special rules and theories of recovery have been developed in the area of product liability law.

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Topics: Defective Products

What if I Was Injured By a Defective Product at Work

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Jun 12, 2019 1:33:00 PM

Defective products come under the legal theories and laws surrounding product liability. These claims can be further complicated when the incident occurs in the workplace. In such circumstances, it can be hard for a victim to figure out what to do next. 

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Topics: Defective Products

Determine if you have a Defective Product Case

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Jun 5, 2019 1:38:00 PM

Every year, thousands of people are injured from defective and dangerous products and chose to hold the manufacturer liable for the injuries in a defective product lawsuit under product liability law. Although these defective product lawsuits are also personal injury lawsuits, they can be more complex. If you are injured by a defective product, it is critical that you speak to a lawyer that has experience in product liability laws.

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Topics: Defective Products

Who is Liable When Someone is Injured by Defective Products?

Posted by Allison Sullivan on May 22, 2019 1:26:43 PM

Defective ProductIf you or someone in your home recently purchased or used a product that malfunctioned and caused property damage or injuries, you probably have questions about what to do next.

As a victim of a potentially defective product, you must be prepared with information about how to file a legal claim against the responsible party.

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Topics: Personal Injury, Defective Products

How Can You Prevent Slip and Fall Injuries in Medical Facilities?

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Apr 23, 2019 1:24:16 PM

Among healthcare professionals like nurses, residents, and doctors, slips and falls are one of the top causes of workplace injury. It's not only the medical staff who may become severely injured due to a slip and fall injury in a hospital or other medical facility, however. 

Patients, visiting friends and family, non-medical support staff like janitors or administrative assistants... anyone who steps foot in a medical facility could be at risk of being injured due to a wet, uneven, or dangerous surface. 

We have a few pieces of helpful advice to lower your risk, whether you work in a medical facility or you're a patient or visitor.

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Topics: Worker's Compensation, Personal Injury

Marti Bluestein and Allison Sullivan Named Super Lawyers in 2019

Posted by Stacy Thompson on Apr 9, 2019 7:52:28 AM

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Marti Bluestein – a founding partner of Bluestein Attorneys – has been recognized as one of the South Carolina Super Lawyers®. This year, partner Allison Sullivan has received the honor as well.

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Topics: News

Allison Sullivan Receives USC's Compleat Lawyer Award for 2019

Posted by Stacy Thompson on Apr 9, 2019 7:40:17 AM

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Allison P. Sullivan, a partner with Bluestein Attorneys, is one of nine University of South Carolina School of Law alumni who have been named as Compleat Lawyers for 2019.

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Topics: News

What Are the Top Causes of Injuries in Healthcare Workers?

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Mar 28, 2019 8:58:24 AM

Nurses and other healthcare workers consistently top the Bureau of Labor Statistics' list of occupations most likely to suffer an on-the-job injury, and it's no wonder — nurses, medical assistants, and other healthcare professionals work dangerously long hours while caring for sick, injured, or even hostile individuals.

With nursing shortages in South Carolina and nationwide, the rate of nurses injured at work may end up getting worse before it gets better. 

What are the top causes of injury in healthcare workers? Read on to find out.

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Topics: Worker's Compensation