The “Renegade” Truck Driver

On March 17, 2001, Alan Jenkins (the client’s name has been changed for confidentiality reasons) was traveling down Interstate 26 in rush hour traffic. Mr. Jenkins was following a tractor trailer carrying an oversized load. Unfortunately, the driver of the…

The Importance of Safety

In the summer of 1999 Julius Doctor was working at a textile plant in North Charleston. His job involved feeding multiple lines of thread through a “warper” machine so that the thread could be made into canvas. The thread ran…

Vote!

November 5th is Election Day and there are several key races in South Carolina which will impact the future rights of consumers, injured workers, and other injured persons. Because we have law firm members who are actively involved in both…

Welders – Call Us for a Free Screening

The Joye Law Firm is currently investigating potential claims against the manufacturers of welding products – including welding rods, wires, and electrodes – for damages caused by exposure to manganese fumes. This potentially harmful exposure usually occurs during the process…

When a Caretaker Needs Care

Michelle has devoted her life to caring for others, working for over 30 years as a radiology technologist for a number of local hospitals and medical clinics. “That was pretty much all I knew,” said Michelle. “I completed training to…

Workers’ Compensation Bill Passed

On June 26, 2007, Governor Mark Sanford signed a bill which significantly changes many aspects of South Carolina’s workers’ compensation laws. While some changes will reduce the rights of injured workers, there were also some changes which will help hold workers’ compensation…

Working People – Wake Up!

(By: Ken Harrell, Joye Law Firm Partner) Note: Mr. Harrell is the head of the workers’ compensation department at Joye Law Firm and serves on the executive committee of the Association of South Carolina Claimant Attorneys for Workers’ Compensation. Recently, I…

Alert for Hormone Replacement Therapy Users

In the United States, an estimated 38% of menopausal women use hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to relieve the symptoms of menopause. Drugs such as Prempro â , Premarin â , estrogen, and progestin have been used to treat hot flashes, vaginal dryness,…

A Relentless Pursuit of Justice

Prior to trial, Joye Law Firm, successfully reached on behalf of its client, John Whitehead, as the administrator of the estate of Frances Whitehead, his deceased wife, a large settlement of a case against General Motors Corporation and an at-fault driver. (Note: To protect…