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Man charged in connection with fatal street-racing accident

A car accident in North Carolina resulted in the deaths of two people and sent one person to the hospital on Nov. 22. Police charged a 19-year-old Kernersville man with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of pre-arranged racing in connection with the crash. Investigators believed that the man became involved in a road race with another car, which ran off the road and killed two people inside.

North Carolina crash leaves woman dead

The North Carolina Highway Patrol has confirmed the death of a 50-year-old woman in a collision between a car and a moped on Dec. 4. The deceased woman was the passenger on a moped driven by her 62-year-old companion. He suffered serious injuries in the crash and has been transferred to a Charlotte hospital for treatment.

What to know about informed consent

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.

Driver accused of hit-and-run after exchange student killed

According to police, a 21-year-old foreign exchange student was struck by a vehicle and killed while walking on a North Carolina highway around 11 p.m. on Aug. 25. His body was discovered around 6 a.m. the next day by a newspaper delivery driver. Later that morning, a man claiming to be the responsible driver turned himself in to local authorities when he learned that there had been a hit-and-run.

Who can be held liable for medical malpractice?

Many North Carolina patients seek treatment from their health care providers under the assumption that they will receive proper and timely treatment due to their care providers' experience and knowledge of medicine. On occasion, however, problems result from inadequate or inappropriate care. When this happens, an individual may suffer financial loss due to negligence by a physician, other medical personnel or due to a hospital error. The individual may be eligible to file a malpractice suit to recover damages.

Guilty plea in North Carolina could lead to wrongful death case

There are many times when people might suspect that they are in danger while driving. These circumstances tend to be during bad weather or heavy traffic. Most people probably think they are relatively safe as they travel home from church on a Sunday morning. Unfortunately, in what could ultimately lead to a wrongful death case, a North Carolina couple lost their lives while doing just that.

Woman claims wrongful death after loss of her husband

Doctors, especially emergency room doctors, have difficult jobs. The fate of hundreds of patients each day likely relies on their ability to quickly and accurately diagnose their patient's illness or injury. Unfortunately, a medical professional's mistake could have dangerous consequences for patients in North Carolina. Those who have lost a loved one due to medical malpractice can seek legal recourse in the form of a wrongful death case, just as one out-of-state woman has recently done.

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