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York County is the second largest county in South Carolina by population and its county seat is the city of York. Despite pressure from surrounding urban areas, York County has remained primarily rural in character with many buildings from the old cotton farms still standing. York County is home to Winthrop University.
The talented York County lawyers are versed in many areas of law including personal injury, divorce, child custody, criminal defense, real property, employment discrimination, immigration, DUI, and more.
The family of a York County child who died from cerebral palsy recently won their lawsuit against the hospital where their child was born. The lawsuit claimed that the York County hospital was negligent in reading a fetal heart rate monitor. The nurse who read the monitor was only a trainee at the time and misread the data coming from the monitor and missed that the baby was in distress while in her mother's womb. As a result, the York County baby was deprived of the oxygen she needed to properly develop her brain functions. The lawsuit argued that if the nurse had read the monitor correctly, the baby could have received the emergency medical treatment she needed to develop fully.
Lawyers in York County practice in the 16th Circuit Court of South Carolina which is a court of general jurisdiction and hears most cases that come out of the county. You would be well advised to hire one of these legal professionals to represent you in your case.
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