Believing that a lump or abnormality could be cancerous can be incredibly scary for many North Carolina residents. Before a doctor can start treatment, however, the abnormality must be diagnosed as being cancer.
When a civil suit alleges medical malpractice in North Carolina, a health care provider is liable for damages when evidence shows that the defendant did not act in accordance with the standards of practice that others in the same profession would use. Patients may claim negligence occurred due to an informed consent error.
North Carolina Highway officials report that a two-vehicle crash in Hendersonville County during the morning hours of Oct. 13 left two individuals dead. Police said that they do not believe alcohol was a factor in the auto wreck.
A head-on collision between two vehicles occurred north of Sanford along the concurrent route of N.C. Highway 87/U.S. Highway 15-501 on Oct. 7. One man was hospitalized with minor injuries.
An accident involving three vehicles resulted in several injuries and the death of a 15-year-old North Carolina high school student. The incident happened shortly before 7 a.m. when a green Saab sedan carrying four students allegedly failed to yield to traffic while making a left turn and hit a Honda driven by a student on her way to Wake Forest High School. A third vehicle was also involved in the crash.
A man driving a white Dodge Caravan was arrested and charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. The man's van crossed the double yellow lane divider on North Tryon Street in Charlotte crossing into the southbound path of a 2008 Yamaha motorcycle.
On Sept. 6 around 9 p.m., a 51-year-old man driving an SUV reportedly hit a pickup truck. According to police, the SUV driver was headed eastbound near Beaufort when it crossed the centerline.
An accident on a North Carolina highway left one person dead and another seriously injured on Aug. 7. The collision occurred around 2:15 p.m. on Interstate 95 near Benson.
A five-vehicle collision in Jamestown sent three people to the hospital, authorities reported. Police charged a 35-year-old woman with careless and reckless driving in connection with the July 9 incident, which reportedly occurred on Interstate 85 at about 7:25 a.m.
Five people were injured when an allegedly drunk driver crossed the centerline on a North Carolina roadway and crashed head-on with an ambulance. Gaston County EMS, which operates the ambulance, released a 12-second video that shows both the outside and the inside of the ambulance in the moments up to and during the June 2 accident.