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Columbia Truck Accident Lawyers: Fiery Crash on I-95


A fiery crash closed part of Interstate 95 in North Carolina recently for hours after a speeding tractor trailer tanker caused a multi vehicle collision. The trucker failed to slow down and observe the lower speed limit going into a work zone. Unable to reduce speed, the driver rear-ended a pick-up truck which was pushed » Read More

Columbia Personal Injury Lawyers: Breast Implants and Lymphoma


The FDA is warning physicians and women of a link between breast implants and a rare form of cancer. Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (“ALCL”) is a type of T-cell lymphoma that can be particularly aggressive. Fortunately only about 600 women in the United States contract this cancer each year, but recent studies have shown that » Read More

Lexington County Personal Injury Lawyers discuss Chemotherapy and Permanent Baldness: Why Lawsuits are Emerging


Chemotherapy and Permanent Baldness: Why Lawsuits are Emerging Alopecia—hair loss—is a common side effect of chemotherapy. Permanent alopecia is not. Typically, a chemotherapy patient’s hair will fully regrow within 6 months of the end of treatment. In very rare circumstances (less than 1%), however, the intense drug regimen can permanently damage hair follicles, resulting in » Read More

March 2017 Newsletter


A message from Mark Chappell As “Trial Lawyers“, we take great pride in the work we do and the results we have achieved. Every attorney, paralegal, legal assistant, law clerk and runner feels the same way about what we do and who we represent. The folks at CSA are the most honest and dedicated people » Read More

Richland County Personal Injury Lawyers discuss IVC Filters: Case Screening


Blood clots are a common—and potentially fatal—condition associated with significant trauma and a variety of surgeries and medical treatments. Typically forming in the legs, clots have the ability to travel to your lungs, plugging vital vessels in those organs and resulting in a pulmonary embolism. One-third of people with untreated pulmonary embolisms do not survive. » Read More

Talc and Ovarian Cancer Update: Heading to New Jersey


Talc and Ovarian Cancer Update: Heading to New Jersey A judicial panel has consolidated all federal talcum powder/ovarian cancer litigation in the District of New Jersey, joining sixty-six cases and what promises to be hundreds (if not thousands) more.  The order creates what is known as an “MDL” (multidistrict litigation) court in which single federal » Read More

Problems Frequently Arising out of and in the Course of a Workers’ Compensation Claim


Common Problems with Workers Compensation Claims Hardworking individuals are injured every day.  These men and women work diligently for their employers only to have insurance companies and employers often refuse to compensate them for their injuries.  Denials of workers’ compensation claims can occur for a variety of reasons, but below are several common reasons why » Read More

Higher Speed Limits Have Killed at Least 33,000 People in the U.S. over the Last 20 Years, IIHS Reports


Higher Speed Limits Have Killed ~33,000 over the Last 20 Years Speed limits across the nation have been on the rise over the past two decades since Congress repealed the National Maximum Speed Limit (NMSL) law in 1995. Some have argued that these speed limit increases are simply aligning the law with reality, given that » Read More

South Carolina Car Accidents: A Look at the Prevalence & Impacts [Infographic]


Although South Carolina hasn’t been ranked as having the worst drivers in the nation, auto accidents are still a prominent cause of injuries and deaths in the state. In fact, while more than 13 traffic crashes occur in South Carolina every hour, every day, at least two people in the state are killed in deadly » Read More

Teal Day 5k for Ovarian Cancer Awareness – Oct. 1st at 7am


Chappell, Smith & Arden is hosting a 5k run/walk for Ovarian Cancer Awareness on October 1, 2016 in Columbia South Carolina. The event will begin at 7:30 am, with race day registration at 7:00 am. All proceeds will benefit the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition! To register before race day, please click here! Teal Day 5k » Read More

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