Featured Blog Article: Advocating Awareness

For four years now, April has been designated Parkinson’s Awareness Month by resolution of the U.S. Senate. We’d like to make you aware of some of the issues surrounding Parkinson’s and how Louthian Law might assist you or a loved one afflicted with the disease. What is Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder which affects motor functioning. The symptoms include shaking (tremors), rigidity of muscles, problems with walking, difficulty speaking or an inability to speak, diminished higher brain functions, loss or slowing of physical movement, and depression. How...

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Bad Morals –> Bad Economics

FDR said, in his second inaugural address, “We have always known that heedless self interest was bad morals, we now know that it is bad economics.” He was referring to the abuses that led to the 1929 stock market crash and the Great Depression. Even now, nearly eight decades later, we find that corporate greed has led...

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Helping Hands For TBI Patients

Since 1959 the Louthian Law Firm has been offering hands-on help to the families of South Carolina when an injury has brought challenges and grief. When a person has sustained a traumatic brain injury, in a car wreck or a slip and fall or a workplace accident, they need the expertise of a whole team of professionals....

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As Age Increases, So Does Risk Of Falls

If you have an aging parent or loved one, you’ve probably already scoped out their living quarters to make sure there are no throw rugs they can trip on and ensured that there are grab bars in the bath. You knew, in general, that these were good common sense measures to help prevent falls. But studies and...

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Brain Injury Awareness Month

Sometimes it takes a mental picture to get across an important message. Try this one: Visualize the end zone of USC’s or Clemson’s football stadium; now imagine that 3 out of every 4 seats are occupied by individuals who have a permanent disability due to a traumatic brain injury. That’s how many South Carolina residents are living...

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Wins For Whistleblowers

Two recent court rulings are of interest to us as a law firm which represents the rights of whistleblowers who bring to light fraudulent activity. The first is a decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Lawson v. FMR, a case in which the whistleblowers worked for a contractor hired by Fidelity Investments to provide advisory and...

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2V Or Not 2V, That Is The Question

And the answer, announced last month by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) is 2V . . . or, more precisely, V2V. V2V technology allows vehicles to communicate with each other and to share important data with the driver. For instance, basic safety data like speed, location and direction of travel are collected from a 360-degree...

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Asleep On The Job

British poet Ralph Hodgson wrote, “Time, you old gypsy man, will you not stay? Put up your caravan just for one day.” Time does have a way of getting away from us. And in the spring, most of us dread the day when we will “lose an hour.” I’m talking about Daylight Saving Time and changing our...

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Guns In Bars? What’s The Sense Of It?

There’s a bar in Kazakhstan named Guns N Roses. It’s probably not a place you’re going to frequent – it’s a bit of a drive to get there. A little closer is the Double Shot Liquor & Guns store in Schulenburg, Texas. It even has a drive-thru window. Still too far to travel? Well, thanks to the...

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Graco Car Seat Recall

We seem to be stuck on the topic of car seats lately, having written about regulation reforms and how-to’s. But a recent recall by Graco, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of car seats and other equipment for children, deserves attention since it affects a massive number of seats in which a child can become trapped due...

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The Gift Of A Healthy Heart

Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching and a new study says we should be paying as much attention to our sweet tooth as we do to our sweetheart. A new study, the biggest one so far, warns that eating too much sugar can greatly increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes heart attacks, strokes and artery...

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