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  • D. Jay Davis, Jr.  and James E. Scott secured a defense verdict after a week-long medical malpractice trial in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.   The Plaintiff initially filed suit alleging medical malpractice and violation of civil rights.   The Plaintiff specifically alleged that a correctional-facility healthcare provider failed to timely diagnose, refer, and/or treat his neuro-tuberculosis.  The Plaintiff alleged these failures lead to permanent blindness.  The Plaintiff sought actual and punitive damages in the case.  In closing arguments, the Plaintiff asked the jury to award a mid-seven figure number in damages and also attempted to prove gross negligence in hopes of defeating the South Carolina cap on non-economic damages.   The jury ruled in favor of the Defendant on all issues.

  • YCRLAW attorneys Joe Tierney and Christine Toporek obtained a defense verdict in June 2015 at the conclusion of a 5 day trial in Georgetown County, South Carolina.  In the case they represented and defended a physician who specializes in Internal Medicine against allegations of medical negligence. 

    * This result does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

  • Bill Bates and Mike Branham represented the seller of Middleburg Plantation in connection with its recent conveyance.  Middleburg is located on the east branch of the Cooper River in Berkeley County and is the site of what is generally thought to be the oldest wooden plantation residence in the state.  Bob Clement and Bates also represented Jane Hill when she and her husband Max Hill acquired the plantation in 1981 and continued to advise them since then on matters concerning the plantation.  Middleburg was granted in the 1690’s, just 20+ years after the first English settlement at Charlestown on the west bank of the Ashley River and 10+ years after that settlement moved to the present location of Charleston on the peninsula between the Ashley and Cooper rivers.  The main house is dated from 1697, is a landmark building in the history of the State and the nation and is a National Historic Landmark listing. In addition to the main residence, the property contains a commissary, the remains of a steam-powered rice mill and several brick out-buildings that likely served as slave quarters in addition to other plantation related uses.  The property has a history of being held for long periods of time by a handful of families and was the residence of noted bird painter Edward von Siebold Dingle.  It has frequently served as the location of a “picnic on the lawn” for worshippers at nearby Pompion Hill Chapel after an Easter-season service.

  • This year YCRLAW is celebrating our 50th year as a law firm.  We know that a law firm is only as good as the community it serves and we at YCRLAW are so grateful to our clients and the Charleston community for our success.  Please watch this video commemorating our firm’s 50th anniversary and consider it a small token of our gratitude for each of you who have made all this possible.

  • Former Judge Paul Garfinkel, the newest member to the YCRLAW team, was a panelist at the Charleston County Bar CLE on April 29. He discussed the importance of civility and explained the proper attire for a courtroom setting.

  • YCRLAW is pleased to announce that D. Jay Davis, Jr., Carol B. Ervin, Wallace G. "Buster" Holland, and Shawn Daughtridge Wallace have been named South Carolina Super Lawyers for 2015.  Also, Christine K. Toporek and Brian L. Quisenberry have been named "Rising Stars" for 2015.

  • Duke R. Highfield, chair of the firm’s Educational Institution Liability, Products Liability, Retail Liability and Trucking and Transportation practice groups, will speak on May 1, 2015 at the ALFA 2015 Transportation Practice Group Seminar in Coronado, California.  ALFA International is a global legal network. With 145 member firms across the globe (80 in the United States), ALFA International is the premier global network of independent law firms whose success is driven by broad, deep, local relationships all over the world.

  • Edward D. Buckley, Jr., chair of the firm’s Construction and Insurance Coverage practice groups, will be a moderator for the annual CLE seminar for Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI) in Mobile, Alabama on the topic of litigating brain injuries in admiralty.

  • D. Jay Davis, Jr. was asked to present to the Medical University of South Carolina on Dental Malpractice and Risk Management on February 15, 2015.  He has also been asked to be a plenary session speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel speaking on the Disruptive Consequences of a Public Health event in the medical setting. In addition, Jay has been asked by the Defense Research Institute (“DRI”) to serve as the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel liaison to the Medical Liability Committee of the DRI.

  • Wilbur Johnson will be speaking for the National Business Institute at a two-day seminar entitled: “Buying and Selling a Business:  Start to Finish” on February 26 and 27, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Airport.  Wilbur’s topic of discussion will be “HR Due Diligence:  Tips From a Labor and Employment Attorney.”  To register for this seminar click here.

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Med Mal Defense Verdict

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