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August 2018 Archives

Radiologists cited in many medical malpractice claims

X-rays, CT scans, MRIs and other common radiology tests can give otherwise nervous patients in North Carolina a sense of peace. But just how accurate are these tests? Or perhaps more importantly, how accurately are radiologists reading the results? A recent report found that radiologists contribute to 15 percent of diagnosis medical malpractice claims. 

Does workers' compensation handle disability?

Although some injured workers in North Carolina might have been able to return to work soon after their accident, your situation is different. With injuries that cause serious and long-term health consequences, you need more than a few days off to recover. Temporary disability through workers' compensation can help you bridge the gap between paychecks as you take the time you need to focus on your health and well-being. 

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. 

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

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.

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