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April 2012 Archives

North Carolina gas pedal crashes common amongst teens and elderly

There is no doubt that negligent or distracted drivers on our Fayetteville roads have a higher risk of being injured or injuring others in a motor vehicle accident. One major distraction is the use of electronics and other hand-held devices such as cell phones.

Cancer misdiagnosis: North Carolina woman cautions other patients

When Fayetteville residents experience abnormal symptoms that could indicate that there is something seriously wrong with their health, they turn to their physicians and other medical experts for help. After all, it is the duty of doctors to carefully analyze each patient's unusual symptoms and to perform any necessary tests in order to rule out a serious disorder or to make a proper diagnosis.

Ruling upheld in North Carolina teen's wrongful death from Taser

The Taser is a very common tool used by law enforcement. The tool administers an electric shock which helps subdue suspects who resist arrests or threaten officers during an arrest. However, the parents of a North Carolina teen have claimed that the use of a Taser by law enforcement also led to the wrongful death of their son.

Study: North Carolina teen drivers too distracted by electronics, part two

During a six-month period, researchers from the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center gathered more than 24,000 video clips of teen drivers from 50 different families in our state. These recordings of drivers were only taken when video systems installed in the families' vehicles detected certain events that could have been caused by distracted driving such as making an abrupt turn or braking quickly. The video clips of young drivers were only recorded when they did not have an adult supervising their driving.

Study: North Carolina teen drivers too distracted by electronics, part one

Earlier this year on our Fayetteville personal injury law blog, we mentioned the results of a national study that had been released indicating that teen deaths resulting from motor vehicle accidents were on the rise in the U.S. during 2011.

Mother educates families about patient safety after son's death

Patients and families in Fayetteville may understand that any type of surgery can be dangerous. However, patients and families also trust that when complications do arise during a surgery, doctors and other medical professionals will acknowledge that a mistake has been made and will do their best to fix any errors. Failing to notice that an organ was mistakenly punctured during an operation or failing to monitor a patient after surgery are forms of medical malpractice that can result in serious or fatal injuries.

Truck spills sulfuric acid on North Carolina highway after crash

Any truck accident on our Fayetteville roads could result in catastrophic injuries. Passengers in cars, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians do not have much to protect them if they are ever involved in an accident with a large commercial vehicle or tractor-trailer. The damage from a truck accident could be even more severe if the truck is transporting dangerous chemicals or heavy equipment.

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