When you think of the leading causes of death in the country, most people think of heart disease, cancer, stroke, even accidents. Few people realize that one of the top killers is also one of the most insidious and least talked about: medical error and negligence.
In the state of South Carolina, many inmates are not receiving adequate medical care. In fact, cases of negligence, in which inmates have received detrimental, even life-threatening, medical care, are on the rise.
Nursing home negligence is an increasingly familiar nightmare for residents and families, who are extremely limited in their ability to find justice.