Medical Malpractice

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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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 the Number of North Carolina Medical Malpractice Claims Is Being Reduced

When a patient is discharged from the hospital but requires re-admittance soon thereafter, it could be an indication the individual was not properly treated by hospital staff or doctors to begin with. Mistakes like this are often the basis for a North Carolina medical malpractice claim, which is why organizations in the state are working …

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Q&A about Possible CJD Exposure at Forsyth Medical Center

Since posting the story about how 18 patients at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC, were possibly exposed to the rare but deadly Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), we’ve had folks ask for more information. While there has been no additional information provided by the hospital, we’ve put together this list of answers to common questions: I’ve …

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Report Gives Grade of C- To Emergency Healthcare Access In North Carolina

February 13, 2014 Most people will agree, the most crucial time for a person to have access to quality healthcare is in an emergency situation. The North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers with HensonFuerst explain that a new report shows the state may be lacking certain industry assets, potentially resulting in limited patient access to care. …

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Forsyth Medical Center Exposures Some Patients to Serious Disease Risk

Today, officials at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC, admitted that improper medical instrument sterilization exposed 18 neurosurgery patients to the deadly Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). CJD is caused by infectious agents called “prions,” which are extremely difficult to kill. On January 18, 2014, a patient suspected of having CJD had surgery. Instead of throwing away …

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