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Changing the Lives of Children in Ghana, Africa

July 26, 2017 3:53 pm

Changing the Lives of Children in Ghana, Africa

By Geoff Coston

Director of Marketing & Technology

McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A.

In early 2015 I was approached by my brother-in-law, Jim Arant, to work with the churches of the Orangeburg District of the United Methodist Church to build a school library and technology center in the small village of Abesewa in Ghana, Africa.  Not knowing what I was getting into, I said, “sure! I’ll be happy to help!”  We held several meetings throughout the year and Coordinated with the Methodist Church of Ghana to begin construction in mid-2015. 

In December of 2015, Jim and I flew to Ghana (a 24-hour trip) to visit the village of Abesewa and check on the construction of the center and gather information about the area, the students and their specific needs for the center. 

Like most Americans, I knew very little about life in Ghana.  My visit was a mix of emotions to see the living conditions of most people and yet seem to persevere.  The Ghanaians are a generally friendly and happy people and we were welcomed wherever we went. 

The village of Abesewa is just about in the middle of Ghana and is home to about 2,000.  There was no running water, the toilets were outdoor latrines, but, there was electricity – which is key to a computer classroom. 

The school teaches children from Abesewa and the surrounding area from the first through the eighth grades.  There are no school buses in this area, so children must walk to school, sometimes up to seven miles. 

In order to go to high school, the children must complete a comprehensive exam on several subject matters.  One of the subjects is computers.  Virtually none of the schools in Ghana have computers in the school, so teachers can only teach computers in theory.  Keyboarding is taught by the students drawing a picture of a keyboard on a piece of paper.  The concept of using a mouse is taught by the student using a rock as a mouse.  As you can imagine, many of the students cannot pass the computer section of the exam since they have never seen or touched a computer in their lives.

Students who cannot pass the entrance exam to high school will see their education come to an end at the eighth grade.  For most of these students, their prospect for life is dismal.  They are destined to become low-skilled laborers or street peddlers who make just pennies a day.  The struggles for food, water and shelter are a daily battle.

The primary goal of our project in Ghana is to provide the schoolchildren of one of the poorest villages the opportunity to overcome the educational roadblock of the computer section of the high-school entrance exam.  Our broader goal is to provide the community with a library and educational resources to enhance their knowledge of agriculture, health and general knowledge of the world so they all might rise above their current situation.

The churches of the Orangeburg District of the United Methodist Church bonded together to raise the needed funds to build the building, acquire the furniture, buy the computer equipment.  They raised a little over $100,000 and that was enough to build a beautiful 4500 square-foot building with a library, computer classroom, offices and real bathrooms (the only ones in the village).  There was enough money left over to purchase 50 computers along with printers, network equipment and two large screens for the classroom.  Donations of tables, chairs and library shelving poured in and would be enough to fill the offices, classroom and library.

In March of this year, four of us (Rev. Jim Arant, Rev. Charlie Chamblee, Rev. Bobby Gordon and me) flew to Ghana to install the furniture and equipment.  This amazing two-week trip was truly life changing – for the people of Abesewa and us. 

We stayed in the city of Sunyani at the Bishop’s guest house and commuted an hour every morning to Abesewa where we worked until dark.  Workers continued to put the finishing touches on the building while we installed computer equipment and furniture.  Every day during lunch and after school, we would see the faces of children at the windows excited to see their new technology center and library.  It was truly a village effort to complete the center.

With the construction complete and the furniture and computers installed, there was a huge celebration where government dignitaries, clergy and local village chiefs attended with about 2,000 villagers and school children.  There were speeches, singing, skits and a huge dance party to celebrate this state-of-the-art facility that is the key to a new future for the villagers of Abesewa.  It was a wonderful experience for all.

Here is my daily journal from Facebook…

March 28, 2017

Yesterday I encountered my first challenge on our trip. Our travel agent misspelled my name, so my ticket didn’t match my passport. I spent much of the day trying to get this worked out, but eventually had to re-book my flight for today. The rest of our team arrived in Ghana, safe and sound and are driving to Sunyani to the Bishop’s house.
So, I’m at the Columbia, SC airport waiting for my flight to Reagan International in Washington, DC, where I will ride across town to Dulles Airport to catch my plane to Ghana at 5:40 this afternoon (South African Airlines, Flight 210, if you want to track me across the ocean). TSA twice in one day!
I will arrive in Ghana at 8:00 AM tomorrow morning where I will meet our host, Mary Kay Jackson. We will fly to Kumasi, Ghana, then drive to Abesewa where we will meet up with our group tomorrow afternoon.
I’ll post a few interesting facts about Ghana, today, as I try to ease the boredom of airports. To learn more about our mission, visit www.umcscinghana.org.

March 28, 2017 – Part 2

I made it to Washington, DC and am about an hour away from boarding my flight to Ghana.

Did you know that in Ghana, children must pass a comprehensive test to graduate from Junior High School to High School. If you can’t pass the test, your education stops. Part of that test is a section on computers. In the village of Abesewa, they teach computers without computers. Needless to say, the failure rate is quite high. When we are finished with our mission next week, we will remove this obstacle with a classroom of over 40 computers.

My next post will be from Ghana! Time to board!

March 29, 2017

After 26 or so hours of travel, I finally caught up with the rest of the team in Abesewa. The technology center (ICT Center) is getting its finishing touches and we begin wiring and installing the computers tomorrow! The center looks great, and we are all very excited to see it come together at last. Geoff

March 30, 2017

Today, in Ghana, Africa – We met the Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana, Most Rt. Rev Titus A. Pratt and his wife. Next, we stopped at the mobile phone store so Bobby and Danny could update their phones, Ghana style.

After that, it was on to the Technology Center where we finalized the classroom arrangement and prepared the tables for computers. Danny and the electrician worked on the wiring for the classroom. Jim and Bobby worked with the helpers in preparing the tables. I went over the plans for the computers with the ITC staff and I teamed them on how to put connectors on Ethernet cables.

It’s about 6:20 here and we are headed back to Sunyani for dinner. Another very productive day. Da yie! (Goodnight in Twi – a local language)

  

March 31, 2017

Day Four in Ghana – We started our day with a traditional Ghanaian breakfast of oatmeal, butter bread, and fruit – pineapple, papaya, banana (incredible, sweet, tasty banana – unlike anything you will find at your grocer in the U.S.).

After breakfast, a quick stop at the stationary store to pick up a case of paper. Then, it’s on to Abesewa to work on the technology center. In the morning, we worked on the conduits for the electrical and network wiring.

Around lunch, Mary Kay Jackson and I went shopping in the village of Bechem for a few needed items. This is a real challenge here, as you must go to several shops to find simple things, like screws, batteries and cell phone charging cables. No Walmart’s here!

For lunch, we had a meal of deep-fried chicken (not KFC) and Joloof (spicy rice with bits of fish, chicken and whatever else they have to throw in the dish (it was good to me, I don’t want to know the details).

After lunch, it was back to work. More electrical and network wiring. Daniel completed the wiring of the power converter and conditioner. This is a big deal since all of the computers will run off 110 power in a 220 country – WooHoo!

We finished our day and are on the road for our hour-long ride back to the Bishop’s house – our lodging for most of our stay. Da yie! Geoff

  

April 1, 2017

Day Five in Ghana – Once we arrived at the Technology Center, it was right to work. The children in the village came to help, so they went to work right along side of us. We ran about 1800 feet of network cable and we nearly have the electricity complete – through some amazing ingenuity and creative thinking from Danny, Bobby & Jim.

Later in the day, we rewarded the children for helping with cookies and Ghana flags. They were very excited for this special treat.

Between our tasks, we took some time to talk with the kids and get to know our Ghanaian co-workers (who can work circles around us). Mary Kay Jackson has been our saving grace in so many ways – from translating the local dialect, to running errands, to being our guide and host, and to help us think through issues when we are too hot and too tired to think. Thanks to Mary Kay, and all of our Ghanaian brothers!

Tomorrow, after church, we will be installing the first of the computers. It’s been a long time coming, so we are all very excited to get to this point.

Da yie!

  

April 2, 2017

Sunday Morning – Ma Chee (Good Morning)! Today we attended church at Wesley Methodist Cathedral Church where we heard Presiding Bishop Awotwi Pratt (the highest ranking Methodist official in Ghana) deliver a sermon on God breathing new life into dry bones.

The service lasted three hours and was very moving. There was a lot of activity and song, so the time just flew by. The Children’s Choir sang The Glory of the Lord will be Revealed from Handel’s Messiah – it was truly incredible!

During one of the offerings (there were five – most are small amounts) you put your money in a container bearing the day of the week you are born. In Ghana, the day of the week you were born is part of your name. Monday is Kojo (male) and Adjua (female). Tuesday is Kwabina (M) and Abina (F). Wednesday is Kwaku (M) and Aquia (F). Thursday is Yow (M) and Yaa (F). Friday is Kofi (M) and Afia (F). Saturday is Kwami (M) and Ama (F). Sunday is Kwasi (M) and Akosua (F). (Spellings are phonetic)

We are heading back to Abesewa to do a little more work on the Technology Center, carrying the grace and inspiration we received this morning with us.

Thanks for all the amazing comments, but, remember, the glory is God’s and we are merely vessels.

Nyame n shi rah woe (God Bless You)!

Kofi Geoff

April 2, 2017 – Part 2

Day 6 in Ghana – We had an abbreviated day at the Technology Center, since it is Sunday. The network cabling has been completed and the electrical work (a difficult challenge) is just about ready to be delivered to the computers.

We set up our first two student computers and mounted the teacher’s 55″ classroom displays! These little victories are very uplifting! Just three more days until the dedication!

We had several visitors today. First, the man who conceived the idea of the Technology Center in the town where he grew up, Martin Bioh, stopped by and dropped off several computers donated by the former First Lady of Ghana, Lordina Mahama. Next, the Presiding Bishop stopped by on his way back to Accra, the Capital, to view our progress. Finally, the town elders of Abesewa came to the center to meet us. We all got together for a group photo.

On the way back to Sunyani, we stopped at a roadside garden restaurant to have a pear-flavored soda and some grilled & peppered chicken gizzards – yum.

Lots more work to do tomorrow! Da yie!

Geoff

  

April 3, 2017

Day 7 in Ghana – what a difference a day makes. Thanks to some awesome Ghanaian help, we have all of the computers in the classroom set up, and the power complete to a lot of them!

We are using a stick PC, which is a small PC plugged directly into the monitor. The computer uses an energy-saving Intel processor with 2 Gigabytes of RAM, 32 Gigabytes of internal storage, a 128 Gigabyte SD card, a 22″ LED monitor, keyboard, mouse & headphones. They are all networked together and to a Raspberry Pi server with a 1 Terabyte Solid-State Drive as well as a shared 1 Terabyte drive for Additional classroom storage. They are running Windows 10, Office and loads of educational software.

Security is always a concern, whether you are in Ghana or the US. We have tied down all of equipment with security cables and padlocks. In addition, we have a night watchman who stays at the center overnight.

There are still some finishing touches to be completed. They were pouring concrete for the back steps today – this is very hard work in Ghana. They first collect large rocks from around the area and then mix concrete the concrete with water from a well on the ground. The mixed concrete is then carried to the forms for the steps in a huge bowl. The laborers are residents of Abesewa, so this is truly a village effort.

We are very excited about the progress today and are looking forward to the dedication on Wednesday.

Da yie! (Good night)

Kofi (Friday-born) Geoff

  

April 4, 2017

Day 8 in Ghana – The dedication of the Information & Communication Technology Center (ICT) is set for tomorrow morning. The final touches were being applied today. Painters, carpenters, cleaners and others were hard at work to get the center ready.

All of the computers are in and the electrical wiring is complete. The library space is complete and the shelves are ready to be filled with books. Tomorrow, the lives of those in the village of Abesewa and the surrounding area will be changed forever.

It’s been an amazing and fulfilling journey to get to this point. Let the celebrations begin!

  

April 5, 2017

Day 9 in Ghana – DEDICATION DAY! – Words cannot describe the celebration we experienced today. Most of the village came out to celebrate the dedication and opening of the ICT (Technology) center. There were chiefs from surrounding villages, representatives from departments of education, and political figures along with hundreds of villagers and schoolchildren.

It was an amazing event we will never forget. The center was decorated with the colors of the flag of Ghana. There were tents, and music, songs and dramas by the schoolchildren, speeches by officials and many, many thanks to everyone who contributed to and participated in this project.

It was a wonderful day! More to come later.

  

April 6, 2017

Day 10 in Ghana – After the incredible day of celebration and dedication, today was a “clean up the loose ends” kind of day. Jim Arant and Mary Kay Jackson went to a local Methodist meeting, while Bobby and I went back to Abesewa. Before we got on the road, we did a little shopping for blue paint (had to go to 5 paint stores to find blue) and a couple of soccer balls and a pump.

Upon arriving in Abesewa, Bobby and I gave the soccer balls to the school Headmaster for the kids. Soccer is HUGE here, and the kids play continuously when not in school or doing chores. Bobby toured the village and handed out about 500 t-shirts to needy families. I worked with the IT staff to get the computers ready for classes and finished training.

We said our goodbyes to the staff, leaving the Center in their capable hands.

 

 




The 100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers

July 21, 2017 1:39 am

The time period from Memorial Weekend to Labor Day Weekend is often labeled as the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers. Most teens are on summer vacation during this time period and spend more time on the road.

Recent research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that 16-17-year-old drivers are three times as likely to be involved in a fatal crash. During the summer months, fatal teen crashes increase 15% compared to the rest of the year, and deadly teen crashes have increased 10% from last year.

Common factors that contribute to fatalities in teen accidents include:

  • Failure to wear a seatbelt
  • Distracted driving – including smartphone use
  • Speeding

As a parent, you can help educate your teen about the dangers of risky behaviors behind the wheel and the responsibilities that come with driving. You can also model the behavior you want your children to engage in, such as putting down the phone while you drive and staying under posted speed limits.

If you have been injured in an accident with a teen driver, please call McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A., today at 888-353-5513 for your free case consultation. We help accident victims recover the compensation they need.

Our offices are conveniently located for our clients in Aiken, Camden, Columbia, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, and Sumter, South Carolina.




Common Injuries that Occur at Birth

July 14, 2017 6:26 pm

The birth of a baby should be a time of joy, but for too many parents, what should be a joyous occasion is filled with grief. From congenital birth defects to avoiding injuries, newborn babies can suffer from a wide range of life-threatening problems, turning what should be the happiest day of their parents’ lives into a time of mourning.

While there is not much parents can do about inherited birth defects, injuries that occur during the birthing process are another matter entirely. While parents can have their fetuses screened for common conditions and follow common sense precautions, the burden of preventing injuries that occur at birth lies entirely with the doctor and the rest of the medical team.

Know Your Rights and Protect Your Child

If you feel that your own family has been touched by a preventable injury – one that took place during the birth of your child, it is important to educate yourself and know your rights. Some in the medical community will try to pass off birthing injuries as congenital birth defects, or as inheritable conditions that had nothing to do with the doctor or the rest of the staff. Only by educating yourself and learning the facts can you respond – and get the financial settlement you will need to take care of your injured son or daughter.

There are a number of medical conditions that can be caused by the physicians assisting in the birth. While most doctors are caring and conscientious, a small handful are not as careful as they should be. It is the victims of these individuals that suffer the most, and it is up to affected parents to seek the justice they, and their defenseless babies, deserve. Here are some of the injuries that can occur as part of the birthing process.

Brachial Plexus Palsy – This condition is caused when the bundle of nerves near the baby’s shoulder are compressed. This typically takes place when the baby’s shoulder becomes lodged in the mother’s birth canal.

Some of the earliest signs of brachial plexus palsy include arm weakness on one side of the body, paralysis of the diaphragm and paralysis of the eye. This condition is most common in births aided by vacuum or forceps, although it can occur during normal births as well.

Erb’s Palsy – Erb’s Palsy is typified by absence of the so-called Moro reflex, the normal movement of the arm or hand. Other symptoms include a weak or absent grip on one side, and in some cases brain damage is also present. In most cases, Erb’s Palsy affects the upper arm.

Klumpke Paralysis – This form of paralysis is signaled by weakness in the baby’s hand, and the affected newborns will not possess a normal grasp reflex. Parents may also notice that the baby’s eyelid droops on one side.

While Klumpke Paralysis sometimes resolves on its own, in other cases the damage is more permanent. If the condition does not get better on its own, the affected newborn could suffer from brain damage and learning difficulties throughout their life.

Brain Damage

There are a number of birth injuries that can cause brain damage in newborns, starting with asphyxia neonatorum. This is caused by decreased oxygen levels in the baby’s bloodstream, and it happens when the newborn fails to breathe at birth.

This condition can be associated with a crimped umbilical cord, and the resulting loss of oxygen can result in brain damage and even death.

Kernicterus is another form of brain damage that can take place at birth. This condition often presents as jaundice in the newborn, and the movement of high bilirubin levels into the brain. Affected newborns can suffer from cerebral palsy or even death if not treated promptly.

Perinatal stroke is another birth injury that can result in brain damage. This happens when the baby suffers a stroke either during or immediately after the birthing process, and it results in a lack of normal movement and a disruption in normal muscle tone.

Other Birth Injuries

There are a number of other injuries that can occur during the birth of a baby. Whether caused by improper medical care, a lack of training or a simple accident, these conditions can be devastating, or even deadly, to the newborn.

During breech deliveries, the baby may suffer from fractured bones, creating a painful condition that can linger for months or even years. Broken collarbones and fractures to the arms and legs are the most common examples of this birth injury.

Babies can also suffer skin damage and subsequent problems, especially when forceps are used to aid the delivery. These skin problems range from minor bruising that goes away on its own to major hematomas and even paralysis of the muscles surrounding the throat, mouth and salivary glands.

Welcoming a new baby into the world should be a joyous occasion, and for the vast majority of parents, it is. Most newborns suffer no ill effects as a result of the birthing process, but a small number encounter devastating injuries that can impact their quality of life, and the quality of life of their parents, for the rest of their lives. If you feel your child has been the victim of a birth injury, it is important to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. The attorney you hire can gather the evidence, build your case and get you the financial consideration you need to care for your injured child.

 




How to Avoid an Accident During Holiday Road Trips

July 11, 2017 1:48 am

There is nothing like the excitement of a holiday road trip. Whether you are heading off to Grandma’s house for a delicious holiday feast or just getting away from work for a few days, embarking on a family road trip is a great way to bond with your loved ones and share the fun of the open road.

As the day of the long awaited holiday road trip nears, you are filled with anticipation, planning your daily activities, calling your loved ones on the other end and getting ready to have a great time. But in with all that fun and anticipation, it is important to pack safety.

Driving in unfamiliar surroundings, fatigue from long hours on the road and the ever present threat of bad weather can really take their toll. If you want to arrive at your destination safely, you need to plan ahead and think about ways to prevent accidents.

Planning a Safe and Enjoyable Holiday Road Trip

If you want your next holiday road trip to be a safe one, you need to take some proactive steps. Safety does not happen by accident, and the steps you take now could prevent a lot of heartache later.

You do not have to spend a fortune, or even a lot of time, on your pre-trip safety checklist. With a few common sense precautions and some proper planning, you can enjoy a safe holiday road trip you, and your family, will remember for a lifetime.

Have Your Vehicle Inspected and Serviced

Your once a year vehicle inspection is not enough to protect you during a holiday road trip. Even if your mechanic blessed your car at the last inspection, it is important to have it rechecked before you leave for your holiday road trip.

Ask your mechanic to check the belts and hoses, top off the fluids and make sure your tires have enough tread to make the journey. Top off the service with a new set of wiper blades, an essential safety tool in a summer thunderstorm or winter snowfall.

Know Where You Are Going

Before you leave the driveway for your holiday road trip, make sure you know where you are going and how long it should take to get there. Check the road conditions along the way, and plan for unexpected delays due to inclement weather and road construction.

You can find information about road conditions and weather forecasts right on your smartphone – just download the apps before you leave home and make sure you know how to use them. Technology can help you stay safe behind the wheel, so take advantage of it.

Map Out Your Route

Even if you know where you are going and how you plan to get there, it is important to map out your daily driving. Take a look at the total mileage, think about how long you can safely drive each day and plan your route accordingly.

It is better to spend a little longer on the road by driving safely than to hurry and possibly get into an accident. You want to arrive at your holiday destination rested and ready to go, not too exhausted to have a good time.

Avoid Nighttime Driving if Possible

Driving in unfamiliar territory can be dangerous even in daylight, but it becomes even riskier after dark. If possible, plan your route to avoid nighttime driving, and driving at dawn and dusk, when changes in light can create glare and dangerous driving conditions.

If you must drive at night, be sure you are well rested. Schedule your last pit stop before the nighttime leg of your journey, and stock up on coffee and other caffeinated beverages to keep you awake and alert. If you do feel tired or fatigued, pull over to the side of the road or find a hotel for the night.

Plan for Regular Rest Breaks

No matter how much you love to drive, all those miles on the road can leave you feeling sore and fatigued. That is why it is so important to schedule regular rest stops along the way.

Sit down with your map or mapping software in hand, plan your daily mileage and look for natural resting places along the way. Whether you stop at a local restaurant, grab a bite at a fast food joint or just park by the side of the road and stretch your legs, these regular road trips can refresh you and make the rest of the journey that much safer.

Share the Driving

If you are lucky enough to have more than one licensed driver in the car, divvying up the driving duties can make the trip safer for everyone. Talk about who will handle what part of the journey and swap off when you feel tired.

If one of the drivers in the car is a new one, make sure they stick to daytime driving, and preferably take the wheel during less challenging parts of the journey. A road trip is a great learning experience, but new drivers tend to be overconfident, and that could lead to an accident.

Be Aware of Your Surroundings

No matter where you drive or when, always be aware of your surroundings. Look at least two or three cars ahead, instead of staring at the bumper in front of you. Take a look around from time to time, watch what other drivers are doing and always be ready to react.

Use care when driving through unfamiliar town and cities, and let our intuition be your guide. If a neighborhood seems sketchy or unsafe, trust your instincts and find a safer spot to continue your trip.

Embarking on a family road trip can be a lot of fun, but safety is always an important consideration. From having your vehicle checked from hood to trunk to paying attention to those around you, there are plenty of things you can do to protect yourself and your family during your long holiday trip.

 




Do You Know the Most Dangerous Holiday for DUI Auto Accidents?

July 3, 2017 6:23 pm

The Fourth of July is consistently one of the most dangerous holidays for drunk driving accidents and the most deadly holiday with more fatal accidents than New Year’s Eve.

According to statistics compiled by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in the last five years of available data (2010-2014), July 4th saw 118 deaths per day on average. More than half of the car accidents occurring during Fourth of July weekend are alcohol related.

You can do your part this Fourth of July to keep the roads safer:

  • Don’t get behind the wheel if you have been drinking.
  • Designate a sober driver before you start drinking.
  • Plan to stay over with the friends or family who are hosting the Fourth of July gathering.
  • Program a taxi number into your phone or download a ride service app so a sober ride is at your fingertips.

If you have been injured in an accident involving a drunk driving, please call McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates today at 888-353-5513 for your free case evaluation.

You do not deserve to deal with the pain, losses, and burdens of an accident that was caused by a careless and intoxicated driver.

Our experienced attorneys serve the entire state of South Carolina. It won’t cost you anything to see if we can help.




Looking for Help After Your Auto Accident?

June 30, 2017 1:15 am

When worried about the effects of her auto accident on her family, Tamera called McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates for help. Listen to her story here.

 

If you have been injured in an auto accident, call 888-353-5513 today to schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced accident attorneys.

It won’t cost you anything to see if we can help.

We serve clients in Camden, Sumter, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Columbia, Aiken and throughout South Carolina.

 

 




Getting Fair Compensation for Injuries in a DUI Accident

June 16, 2017 1:18 am

In this video, our client Craig talks about turning to McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates for help to get fair compensation for his injuries when he was in an accident with a drunk driver.

 

It won’t cost you anything to see if we can help.

If you have been injured in an accident with a drunk driver, call 888-353-5513 today to schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced DUI accident attorneys. We serve clients in Camden, Sumter, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Columbia, Aiken and throughout South Carolina.




Compassionate Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

June 9, 2017 4:28 pm

Watch one of our clients talk about why she chose McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates to represent her when she needed an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer after being injured on the job.

 

McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates. It won’t cost you anything to see if we can help.

If you have been injured in an accident at work, call 888-353-5513 today to schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys about your case. We serve clients in Camden, Sumter, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Columbia, Aiken and throughout South Carolina.




Defective Knee Replacement Lawyers

June 1, 2017 3:45 pm

If you had knee replacement surgery in 2011 or later, you may be eligible to receive compensation for a defective knee replacement, even if your knee replacement device hasn’t failed yet. Many early knee replacement device failures are being reported, and McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates is here to help.

Call 888-353-5513 today to schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced defective product attorneys about your case. We serve clients in Camden, Sumter, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Columbia, Aiken and throughout South Carolina.




Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in South Carolina

May 3, 2017 2:54 pm

Are you concerned about paying your bills and taking care of your family after a work injury? It won’t cost you anything to see if the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates can help.

Call 888-353-5513 today to schedule your free consultation. We serve clients in Camden, Sumter, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Columbia, Aiken and throughout South Carolina.






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