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Medical Malpractice Archives

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 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.

Could your doctor be updating his Facebook status during surgery?

Last week, our Fayetteville, North Carolina, personal injury law blog discussed some of the dangers of distracted driving and the National Transportation Safety Board's strong recommendation that all states ban drivers from using hands-free and hand-held devices in order to prevent causing serious or fatal accidents. But do similar recommendations need to be made in our nation's hospitals and operating rooms?

$10.3 million medical malpractice verdict upheld

Whenever a patient is seriously injured as a result of medical malpractice, no amount of money can take the place of his or her health and well-being. However, s medical malpractice cases can have other benefits, such as bringing justice to the patients and family members who have been affected by negligent medical treatment.

Tips for a safer stay at the hospital

A HealthGrades study in 2004 which encompassed Medicare patients in all 50 states found that nearly 200,000 Americans died each year in 2000, 2001 and 2002 because of in-hospital medical errors. That is a staggering statistic which makes hospital errors one of the top ten causes of death in our country!

Surgical errors abound, says North Carolina doctor

A neurologist from North Carolina's Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center led a study about the prevalence of wrong-site spinal surgeries and found that at least half of neurosurgeons specializing in spinal surgery admitted performing at least one wrong-site surgery during their careers. He and his colleagues now hope to raise awareness about the prevalence of these potentially life-altering medical mistakes.

CVS sued after giving wrong prescription to North Carolina woman

A victim of medical malpractice certainly suffers the burden and pain of additional health problems, but the individual could also be forced to suffer the consequences of a medical professional's mistake for the rest of his or her life. Although this type of situation is tragic, victims may be able to take legal action in order to ensure that a medical professional is held accountable for his or her negligence.

North Carolina passes new law to cap damages for medical negligence

With thousands of individuals seeking medical attention every day, errors are bound to be made. A mistake could be made during surgery, a patient could die from an illness that was never diagnosed or a patient could be given the wrong medication. Sadly, many of these errors are a result of medical negligence and have caused patients in North Carolina and throughout the entire U.S. to suffer severe injuries or death.

Lawsuit filed against doctor who performed unnecessary surgery

In an effort to protect individuals who undergo cosmetic surgery in Fayetteville and throughout the entire U.S., the new president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) warned the public last month about the risk of becoming a victim of medical malpractice. Currently, 48 states allow doctors who are not certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery to perform cosmetic surgery.

Hospital gives patient infected kidney during transplant

Patients put their lives in the hands of Fayetteville medical professionals every day. Whether a woman is giving birth or an individual is undergoing surgery, patients trust that their doctors are properly assessing and monitoring the medical situation.

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