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Americans Discover Potentially Defective Airbags Are Putting Their Safety at Risk

Vehicle Safety Features: The Pros and Cons Technological advancements in the field of motor vehicle safety and design have reduced the total number of injuries and fatalities that occur as a result of collisions; however, sometimes it’s these advanced safety features that put motorists at the greatest risk of harm. Defective Airbags In the case …

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How Technology Is Preventing Some North Carolina Medical Malpractice Cases

Each day, doctors and medical staff perform surgery on patients. In rare cases though, mistakes are made during these procedures that can lead to a patient being seriously harmed. One of the most common mistakes reported is when a surgeon leaves a tool or item inside the body of a patient. Estimates from the National …

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Upcoming Summit Will Focus on Reducing North Carolina Bicycle Accidents

North Carolina officials are concerned over the state’s increasing number of collisions between bicycles and motor vehicles. The North Carolina Department of Transportation states 23 individuals lost their lives as a result of North Carolina bicycle accidents in 2012—the last year data was collected. That’s a 4.5 percent increase from the previous year’s total. To …

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Could a Doctor's Choice of Treatment Lead to a North Carolina Medical Malpractice Claim?

One of the leading causes for North Carolina medical malpractice claims is hospital-acquired infection (HAI). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that on any given day, 1 in 25 hospitals will treat a patient who developed an infection while receiving care at that same facility. Furthermore, 75,000 of those patients will die while …

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How Common Is North Carolina Nursing Home Abuse? What Can You Do To Prevent It?

Nursing home abuse and neglect in North Carolina comes in many forms. In fact, there were approximately 20,000 complaints of elderly and disabled patients in the state suffering harm while under a physician’s care during 2011. Those claims ranged from medication errors to assaults on patients. Two recent cases bring into perspective just how common …

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