I was stepping out of my car onto a curb the other day in downtown Greenville, South Carolina and heard my left foot "pop" three quarters of the way up the foot on my left side.  I immediately felt pain and could not put weight on my foot.  I went straight to the nearest emergency room, which was St. Francis Hospital

The nursing staff and front end people were amazing. They got me in, took my information, got me back to a room in less than thirty minutes. The x-ray technician came and wheeled me into the x-ray room and then carted me back. All that was done within an hour and half. Amazing and I was impressed (at that point).  

Then I felt I was living in Dr. Seuss’ "Waiting Place" from Oh! The Places You Will Go. Finally a PA, or physician’s assistant, came in and pushed around on the area I indicated was in such pain. I jumped around of course as she did that and she made the comment that maybe she should go look at the x-rays. Really!? The ones you ordered before you ever saw me?

Lastly a nurse comes in and gives me an Ultram tablet and says they are going to wrap the broad side of my foot in an ACE Bandage. Really!? Why? What was the results of the x-rays? Why can I not put weight on it?

No doctor, no consult as to the result of the x-ray, no explanation as to what is wrong with my foot if nothing was broken. Or were they just going to send me home with a fracture to follow up? Did I mention that outside of nursing staff I had billing come back and take my $250.00 co pay for my ER visit?  Money paid and claims will be filed on my health insurance but for what? I got a form that says I saw a doctor. I never saw a doctor. Do you think I will be charged for seeing one? 

When I responded I wasnt leaving until someone explained the results of the x-ray, the possible diagnosis, what I could do to get better, and what I needed to watch out for, they sent the PA back in.  She apologized for it being so hectic (calmest ER I have ever seen and my mother was ER nurse at Lexington Medical Center for 15 years-so I have seen hectic ERs) and then told me I had a sprain.

Fast forward two weeks and I am still in pain and can not put much weight on my foot. I go to Anderson Medical Center, they refer me to Blue Ridge Orthopedics and low and behold, x-rays reveal a broken metatarsal bone in my foot (one of the bones that leads to your toes).

Important things to take from this:

  1. This is not worthy of medical malpractice. Medical professionals range from good to bad just like all professionals.  St. Francis provided poor care. That’s it. Move on.
  2. If you have a personal injury, only you know how your body feels.
  3. If you are unhappy with services provided to you, try another hospital, doctor, or medical provider.


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Floyd S. “Trey” Mills III knows that suffering a personal injury through no fault of your own can be a nightmare for the victim and his or her family

Mr. Mills was born on April 24, 1978.  His parents, Floyd S. “Butch” Mills,

Floyd S. “Trey” Mills III knows that suffering a personal injury through no fault of your own can be a nightmare for the victim and his or her family

Mr. Mills was born on April 24, 1978.  His parents, Floyd S. “Butch” Mills, Jr. and Patricia Yarborough Mills, were originally from Newberry, South Carolina, and soon after the birth of Mr. Mills, his parents brought him back to be raised in the same county they grew up in.


Mr. Mills attended Newberry Academy from grades K-3, Gallman Elementary 4th grade, Rikard Elementary 5-6th grade, Mid-Carolina Middle School 7-8th grades, Mid-Carolina High School from 9-12th grades, Clemson University, and Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.

Health Crisis

While Mr. Mills was a junior in high school he was chosen by his school to be a representative to Boys State.  This was a great honor and would have been an even better experience except, while at Boys State, Mr. Mills became unusually ill with blackouts, night sweats, and back pain.  Fortunately for Mr. Mills, his mother was an ER nurse at Lexington Medical Center, but unfortunately, for Mr. Mills that did not change his diagnosis of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia.  Along with his diagnosis, Mr. Mills received a prognosis of two weeks.

Obviously, Mr. Mills has been blessed with his second chance at life and those who have been wronged by health care insurance companies and other types of insurance companies can feel confident in knowing that Mr. Mills can not only empathize with them but fight fervently for their side.  Mr. Mills’ cancer experience and his mother’s arduous yet unsuccessful battle against lung cancer were very trying times.  However, those real-world battles and experiences were nothing compared to the administrative and billing wars he had to encounter with Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance. It seems BCBS would deny any charge over $1,000 without rational reasoning therefore prompting Mr. Mills to go to law school and carry the torch for those that were too ill to fight for themselves while the school yard bully beat them down.


Mr. Mills went on to Clemson University where he was very active in student activities along with academic accomplishments.  Mr. Mills was invited to join Calhoun Honor’s College, Sigma Pi fraternity, Golden Key National Honor Society, Student Government, IPTAY Student Advisory Board, and Tiger Brotherhood. Mr. Mills also worked as a student employee with IPTAY Scholarship Fund under the direction of Bert Henderson, formerly the Associate Athletic Director of Planned Giving at Clemson University.

Early Life

Mr. Mills was unsure of where his hard work and life experiences would best provide an adequate return to the outpouring of kindness he received during his cancer experience. Having received many blessings from the American Red Cross, Mr. Mills went on to be an Apheresis Donor Recruiter under the supervision of Barry Pollard at the American Red Cross Blood Donor Services in Columbia, SC after graduating Clemson University.

Running from his true calling, Mr. Mills fled to Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico to Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).  Having spent a semester of college in Madrid, Spain, Mr. Mills thought he should be assisting foreign countries. Mr. Mills was certified by the Vancouver Language Centre in Guadalajara for his TEFL training.  Mr. Mills was in Guadalajara only a few months when September 11, 2001 occurred and helped him focus on his life priorities.

Law School

Mr. Mills went on to law school at Mercer University and clerked each summer trying to determine how he could best serve those less fortunate.  The corporate law firms never truly provided him with that personal feeling of assisting the common person in need.  It wasn’t until Mr. Mills became the first law clerk of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association under the supervision of Linda Franklin and lobbyist Michael Gunn that he realized where his education, life experience, drive, and hard work could truly benefit those who have been personally and directly affected by the negligence of another.  Mr. Mills wanted to be a coveted and much needed plaintiff’s trial attorney.  More importantly Mr. Mills realized the power of the faceless insurance companies, misinformed legislative members, and the true power of money and lobbyist in dictating laws.

What’s the one service you pay for all your life but you are actually penalized if you ever have to use it? Insurance.

Trammell & Mills

Mr. Ernie Trammell gave Mr. Mills his big break at leveling the playing field against the faceless and heartless insurance companies.  Mr. Mills works tirelessly every day in an effort to bring justice to those who have been wronged.  Mr. Mills has worked on both sides of the law and has been through some harrowing life experiences.  Mr. Mills has been tested and tried by many of the more traumatic events that life has to offer and now provides his services to the public.

Who would you rather have on your side? Someone whose resolve has been tested and tried? Or someone who has intertwined their morality and greed in such a way that they can’t tell one from the other?

Why haven’t you hired Mr. Mills to be your attorney yet?

Would you listen to the devil on how to get to Heaven? Then why listen to insurance adjusters?