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Let's Set the World Standard for Emergency Response

Battlefield Lessons Should Change the Face of Emergency Response in S.C.

South Carolina Business

July 21, 2015

Nexsen Pruet attorney James Galyean called on South Carolina business leaders to “set the world standard for emergency response” in the May/June edition of South Carolina Business magazine.  Galyean is a litigator who handles complex commercial cases and he explored how our recent wars are enhancing our ability to respond to emergency situations quickly and effectively.

An excerpt:

Our business and civilian worlds need to take a cue from the military and push care out as far as is reasonable. Initially, a more sophisticated emergency response kit may seem out of place next to the fire extinguisher. The training to utilize such kits may seem to be a waste of time. But one day, our children, our customers, our clients and our co-workers will not even notice them....

Moreover, it may make good business sense. The Supreme Court of South Carolina has consistently confirmed the duty of business owners to prepare for, and exercise reasonable care in, the protection and safety of invitees.


Read more (page 12). 

Prior to joining Nexsen Pruet's litigation team in the firm’s Greenville office, James D. Galyean served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina.