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Supreme Court Weighing In On States Right To Portion Of Medical Malpractice Awards

January 31, 2013 A 12-year-old girl from Taylorsville, North Carolina—who was been disabled since infancy due to a botched childbirth procedure—is at the center of a case in the U.S. Supreme Court. The Charlotte Observer explained the case revolved around North Carolina’s ability to take a portion of awards given by a North Carolina Medical Malpractice lawsuit. When the …

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Shipping Industry Facing Dispute Over Payment With Dockworkers

January 24, 2013 With fuel and operating costs skyrocketing in the overseas shipping industry, many shipping companies are struggling to stay afloat. These hard economic times have led to high tensions between company executives and dockworkers regarding the way and how much these blue-collar workers are paid. According to Reuters News & Insight, many dockworkers …

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North Carolina Sees Slight Increase In Motor Vehicle Fatalities

January 17, 2013 A trend of declining motor vehicle fatalities ended with 2012 in North Carolina. The Charlotte News & Observer explained that last year saw a total of 1,224 North Carolina car accident fatalities, which was a 1.3 percent increase over the previous year’s total. Experts say the slight increase could be attributed to improvements in …

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Citizens Concerned Defective Road Design Could Cause Accidents

January 10, 2013 Studies have shown that the condition a road is in may be one of the most important factors in working to prevent motor vehicle accidents in the United States, considering research from the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) showed defective highway design, poor conditions, or lack of maintenance contributed to …

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North Carolina Hospital To Participate In CDC Infection Control Study

January 3, 2013 One of the major medical errors that has led to countless North Carolina Medical Malpractice lawsuits being filed is post operative or procedural infection. To help reduce the problem at one Burlington, North Carolina, hospital, the facility has agreed to participate in a government-funded study that will examine certain new methods of infection control. …

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North Carolina Reporting System for Nursing Home Medication Errors Eliminated

December 27, 2012 For the last nine years, nursing home patients in North Carolina have depended on a government-funded reporting system, known as the Medication Error Quality Initiative (MEQI), which reports nursing home medication errors to the general public. The reporting system, which is meant to hold nursing homes accountable for their actions, also has …

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Durham Hospital Fire Kills Patients And Injures Three Staff Members

November 29, 2012 A hospital fire earlier this month in Durham, North Carolina, was responsible for claiming the life of one patient and injuring three employees of the facility. The Huffington Post stated the incident happened at around 2:15 a.m. on Tuesday, November 6, at the Durham Regional Hospital’s Select Specialty Facility. A Department of Health …

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Settlement Reached In Deadly North Carolina Parasailing Accident Case

November 15, 2012 The 45-year-old captain of a boat that was leading a parasailing expedition three years ago off the coast of Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina—which led to two deaths—pleaded guilty to two counts of violating the Seaman’s Manslaughter Act yesterday in court. WRAL News reports the accident happened on August 28, 2009, when …

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$6 Million Settlement Reached In North Carolina Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

November 8, 2012 A settlement has been reached in the North Carolina Medical Malpractice lawsuit that was filed on behalf of a Lumber Bridge woman who died as the result of a botched surgical procedure. The Fayetteville Observer reports that in 2005, the 56-year-old victim was admitted to a Fayetteville, North Carolina, hospital to undergo surgery to …

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