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Stressed doctors more likely to commit medical malpractice

Most people in North Carolina perform better at their jobs when they are mentally refreshed, but some professions do not make it easy. Doctors in particular face an incredibly high rate of professional burnout. This is particularly dangerous since patients' lives are on the line. Indeed, even doctors acknowledge that burnout can contribute to medical malpractice. 

A poll involving approximately 6,700 doctors was recently published by Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Doctors who work in both hospital and clinic settings were surveyed about workplace safety, medical errors and workplace burnout, symptoms of which include depression and fatigue. Over 10 percent of respondents admitted that they had made a serious medical error in the past three months. Doctors who reported experiencing symptoms of burnout were most likely to report medical errors. 

Is your parent's nursing home using chemical restraints?

If you are one of the many North Carolinians who had to make the difficult decision to place your parent in a nursing home due to his or her Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other form of mental deterioration, you probably worry that the staff may not give him or her the compassionate care (s)he deserves. Sadly, you may have cause for concern

Human Rights Watch recently released the results of its extensive study of nursing home abuse and neglect throughout the country. What they found is truly horrifying. Many nursing homes give their patients antipsychotic drugs, despite the fact that no doctor prescribed them. Why? Because they want to control the patients’ behavior and make them easier to manage.

Who to talk to after a car accident

It does not appear as though the car accident rate will decrease substantially any time soon in North Carolina. In 2016, over 130,000 people sustained injuries in car crashes, which is a 5.3 percent increase from the previous year. These numbers come courtesy of the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles.

Immediately after the auto collision, you need to speak with the other driver to acquire his or her insurance information and phone number. However, there are other people you will need to call right after the crash to ensure you have a smoother claims process. 

What are the dog bite laws in North Carolina?

Dog bite laws allow the bitten person to gather damages from the dog's owner. It may not be easy for a dog bite victim to sue the dog's owner unless the attack occurred within the precise circumstances under North Carolina law. North Carolina dog bite laws can be complex as state, county, and city laws govern them.

While one owner may be liable for a bite in Raleigh, a dog owner in Fayetteville may not be. A North Carolina dog bite victim may recover compensation under the limited dog bite statutes. These statutes apply to dogs that are over six months old, were running at large at night and have a history of violence. 


Bicycling and North Carolina Law

North Carolina Bicycling Safety and Law

As the weather changes prime cycling season is upon us. North Carolina, like most states, considers a bicycle a vehicle, and cyclists as drivers of vehicles. The traffic laws and regulations that apply to cycling in North Carolina are important to bear in mind to ensure a safe and legal trip.

Personal Injury and Pokemon Go

ABOUT POKEMON GO

Pokemon Go was released this summer and was an immediate hit. Created by Niantic, the augmented reality game allows players to "catch 'em all" on their cellular or tablet. When players open the application (app) on their device and begin traveling, Pokemon appear on the map of their device, which players then search for and capture. While there is a warning at the opening of the Pokemon Go app cautioning players to remain alert to the conditions around them as they play, injuries have still been reported where players did not heed this warning and have been injured or caused injury to others.

Car Accident & Crash Police Reports in North Carolina

When you or a loved one is involved in an auto accident resulting in death or injury, obtaining and understanding the accident report is extremely important. North Carolina auto accidents with property damage in excess of $1000, involving fatality or injury, or police seizure of a vehicle or vehicles require a North Carolina crash report be filled out by the responding officer. This report will include generalized information about the crash such as driver and owner information and road conditions, but may also include specialized information about contributing causes to the accident. If alcohol or drugs, reckless operation of a vehicle, texting while driving or other forms of distracted driving were involved in the accident, the crash report will list these and any other circumstances that may have contributed and were discovered in the investigation. Facts like these will be critical in determining who was at fault for the accident and proving your auto accident case.

Head Paralegal, Kimberley Miller, Elected to Serve as Co-Chair For Legal Education Committee

Head Paralegal Elected As Co-Chair On Continuing Legal Education Committee

The law firm of Ledbetter & Titsworth, P.A., in Cary, NC is proud to announce that our head paralegal Kimberley Miller has been elected to serve as Co-Chair on the Continuing Legal Education Committee for the Legal Assistant Division of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice for the fiscal year 2016-2017. Kimberley Miller will serve on the leadership team and be responsible for creating, organizing and presenting educational seminars on behalf of the Legal Assistant Division.

AIOPIA Recognizes Attorney Daniel Titsworth

Daniel Titsworth Receives AIOPIA Performance Recognition as One of The 10 Best

The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of North Carolina's Personal Injury Daniel Titsworth as Two Years 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction.

Daniel Titsworth Receives Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Attorney Award

Attorney Daniel Titsworth Receives AV Preeminent Award

Daniel Titsworth, with the law firm of Ledbetter & Titsworth, P.A., in Cary, NC, has won the prestigious AV Preeminent Attorney Award. What exactly does that mean? It means he was peer reviewed through Martindale-Hubbell and his ratings reflect a combination of high ethical standards and legal ability.
The high ratings are based on a number of different criteria including the following:

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