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Study shows prevalence of major surgical errors

The decision to undergo a surgery or invasive procedure is often a difficult one. Patients must weigh the possible side effects of the procedure with the dangers of declining surgical intervention. A recent study potentially adds to the difficulty or making such a decision by shedding some light on almost 800 instances of surgical errors. Anyone is North Carolina who feels they have been the victim of such an error can seek legal recourse in a civil court.

Bedrail accidents could lead to wrongful death cases

Upon hearing the news that a loved one has been injured during a stay at a medical facility, most would assume that the incident was caused by complications during surgery or even an oversight on behalf of the medical staff. Few would think that an injury, or even death, could be caused by something as seemingly harmless as the rails on a bed. However, some reports indicate that injuries and deaths caused by bedrails are a real problem. In fact, instances of death due to faulty bedrails have been reported in North Carolina. In many cases, family members might consider filing a wrongful death case.

Family settles medical malpractice case related to birth injuries

In the last 100 years, advances in medical technology and knowledge have significantly decreased the risks of giving birth. As a result, many people in North Carolina take a safe and healthy delivery for granted. Unfortunately, both the baby and the mother could be put in severe risk during labor and delivery. While there will always be some risks, the care and decisions made by doctors can often reduce these risk. Unfortunately for one family, the decisions made by doctors ultimately lead to severe birth injuries for their daughter.

43 million cases each year of medical malpractice globally

People go to a doctor's office or hospital for a specific purpose -- to feel better. Most doctors, especially in the United States and other higher income countries, are experts at what they do. Unfortunately, completely preventable cases of medical malpractice still happen. Those in North Carolina suffering from the long term effects of a doctor's error, of their surviving family members, have options to help alleviate any burdens created by the mistake.

Mother, daughter awarded damages due to birth injuries

While the birth of someone's first child is a time filled with excitement, it is also filled with nervousness and trepidation. No matter how much a family prepares for the birth of their first child, they are in many ways entering a brand new world. Both the delivery and adjustments made to everyday life can be scary. This fear is only compounded when one experiences a complication during delivery that leads to birth injuries. In North Carolina, when a birth injury is believed to be a result of medical malpractice, a civil suit against the doctor or medical facility may be appropriate.

Birth injuries result in medical malpractice lawsuit

It is no secret that childbirth is no easy task, but most North Carolina parents would report that the difficulty is worth the joy of parenthood. Luckily, medical advances have gone a long way toward reducing the risk of childbirth to both the mother and the child; however, there are still complications that are possible. Sometimes, despite doctors' best efforts, tragedies occur. On the other hand, sometimes tragedies occur because patients do not receive the best medical care possible. One woman is alleging that her son suffered from several birth injuries in a medical malpractice lawsuit recently filed.

Alex Rodriguez plans to file medical malpractice suit

Americans depend on their doctors for an accurate diagnosis in order to treat or prevent specific diseases and disorders. Most doctors are excellent at their jobs and diligent about insuring that their patients have the best medical treatment, including early intervention, available. However, sometimes certain disorders are overlooked, causing additional damages or even death. In alleged medical malpractice cases such as this, similar to what famous baseball start Alex Rodriguez claims happened to him, North Carolina residents have the option of having their grievances heard in a civil court.

Parents allege failure to diagnose in medical malpractice case

There is nothing worse for a parent than to see their child suffering and know there is nothing in their power they can do to help him or her other than find appropriate medical care. Parents have to trust that the medical care professionals will provide adequate care for their child. The question for parents in North Carolina becomes, what happens when a doctor's alleged failure to diagnose their child leads to permanent physical harm? The parents of one young girl are seeking justice in an alleged incident of medical malpractice by filing a case in civil court.

Family claims medical center's negligence led to death

Patients and their families have faith in their medical care providers. They trust in their knowledge and expertise and expect that these providers will make sound decisions in order to protect the health and safety of their patients. However, while everyone makes mistakes, a mistake regarding someone's medical care can often prove deadly. The question becomes, what actions should be taken against a medical care provider's perceived negligence in North Carolina? One family sought legal recourse in the death of their loved one and received compensation as a result.

North Carolina siblings file medical malpractice suit

A basic characteristic of humans is that everyone makes mistakes. In most cases, when lives are not put at risk, this is accepted and most people understand; however, in a medical setting, mistakes that cost the life of a patient are not acceptable. Generally, hospitals are aware of what mistakes might be made and why they are made and do a wonderful job putting in safeguards to prevent them. However, carelessness on the part of doctors or other medical personnel continue to place patients at risk. One set of siblings in North Carolina have decided to take action after the death of their father by filing a medical malpractice case. 

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