Medical Malpractice

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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Hospitals Switching To Electronic Record Keeping To Reduce Error Risks

July 19, 2012 Due to the fact that each person’s medical records are written by hand, thousands of patients are affected by medical errors that occur because of a lack of information availability or misinterpretation of patient information. Some of these mistakes have even resulted in the filing of Raleigh Medical Malpractice lawsuits. In order to …

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Making Sure Surgeons Leave Less Behind…Inside Patients

When patients undergo surgery, they do so with the hope of becoming better, of recovery from some condition that requires physical repair or removal. No one, however, expects to leave the hospital with a little something extra–especially if that something is a sponge, forceps, or other surgical instrument left behind inside the body. This problem …

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Top Medical and Drug Stories of 2011

Medical stories are some of the most heartbreaking:  You trust your health to a doctor or hospital, and something goes wrong. Maybe you end up sicker than you were before. Sometimes, the error may result in death. Here is a round-up of the most important medical and drug stories of the year. (To read any …

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