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January 2012 Archives

Cumberland County bus crash sends a dozen students to hospital

Any accident in Fayetteville, North Carolina, can potentially result in injury or death. But drunk driving accidents are especially dangerous because intoxicated drivers tend to make serious mistakes that most sober drivers would never make.

Child left blind and brain damaged after doctor's misdiagnosis

Children in North Carolina are treated every day by their doctors for minor illnesses such as colds, the flu and ear infections. But when pediatricians become too comfortable with assuming one's symptoms are a result of a minor illness, they could mistakenly ignore other symptoms that could suggest that a child is suffering from something far more severe than a cold. Failing to properly diagnose a child with an illness could result in further health complications if the child is not treated correctly and effectively.

North Carolina trucking company admits to falsifying driving logs

When a large commercial truck collides with a smaller car on the highway, the results can be devastating. Passengers and drivers in smaller vehicles could suffer brain injuries, burns, disfigurement or broken bones, while a commercial truck driver may simply walk away from the accident completely unharmed.

North Carolina teen killed in car crash, four others injured

Getting one's driver's license is one of the most exciting moments in a teen's life. But with this new privilege also comes greater responsibilities. After last week's fatal car accident that involved several high school students in Union County, North Carolina, many teens and new drivers may have been reminded about just how important it is to take their driving privileges seriously.

Passenger killed in accident, Raleigh police charge teen with DWI

Last week, the Raleigh community was devastated to learn that a student from Millbrook High School was killed in an alleged drunk driving accident. She was a passenger in a vehicle that was being driven by a friend who was later charged for causing the fatal crash.

Mother settles lawsuit with nursing home over daughter's death

Choosing to put a loved one in a nursing home can be a difficult decision for Fayetteville families to make, and learning to trust a facility and its staff to take care of a loved one may take some time. Although many facilities prove to provide nursing home patients with the proper treatment they need, there are also many instances of negligence and abuse that occur each year at nursing homes in North Carolina and throughout the entire country.

North Carolina driver may have been distracted in fatal crash

The North Carolina Highway Patrol reported that distracted driving may have been a factor in a recent car accident that left one dead on Dec. 29. Although the investigation has been closed since the driver who caused the crash accounted for the only fatality, troopers are warning all motorists that distracted driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving.

Mother arrested after child is injured in crash in Fayetteville

If you have been reading our Fayetteville personal injury law blog for some time now, you may have come to the conclusion that serious motor vehicle accidents happen all too often throughout North Carolina. Drunk drivers have caused fatal accidents. Distracted drivers have run over pedestrians. And truck drivers have been guilty of violating federal safety regulations.

North Carolina doctor, researcher settles 11 malpractice claims

When a doctor deviates from the standard of care in North Carolina, he or she puts the health and lives of patients at risk. Failing to monitor a patient after surgery, surgical errors, medication errors and failing to properly diagnose a patient are all serious acts of negligence that could cause patients to suffer further injury or death. But misrepresenting one's professional and educational experiences or quality of research could also be considered a form of medical malpractice.

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