Month: August 2012

Ghost Workers' Compensation Insurance Harm Injured Workers

Good general contractors demand proof of Workers’ Compensation insurance before hiring subcontractors. This type of insurance–commonly known as Workers’ Comp–protects workers if they are injured on the job by paying for their medical bills and other costs. But today, the News & Observer published a story that sheds light on a scam that puts workers …

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North Carolina's "Move Over Law" Could Have Prevented Raleigh Car Accident

August 16, 2012 The purpose of North Carolina’s “Move Over Law” was made clear earlier this week when an accident between a Raleigh Police Department squad car and an SUV left the officer and other driver both injured. The Raleigh News & Observer reports the accident occurred around 5:00 p.m. Monday at the corner of …

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Physicians Participate In UNC Hospital's Surgery Boot Camp

August 2, 2012 Statistics from the Bureau of Justice show that between 15,000 and 19,000 medical malpractice lawsuits are filed in the United States each year, with around 600 filed in North Carolina alone. To help reduce the number of these Raleigh medical malpractice claims, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s hospital hosted …

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