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“It Was an Accident!” – Understanding Negligence

Whether it’s medical malpractice, a car accident, or a slip and fall accident, most of the personal injury claims that a Durham personal injury lawyer handles require that you prove that the responsible party was negligent in some way. However, negligence can be a difficult concept for non-lawyers to understand […]

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The Challenges of a Medical Malpractice Case

Medical malpractice cases are extraordinarily difficult for non-lawyers to pursue. There are many reasons for this, but the bottom line is that you should contact a Raleigh medical malpractice lawyer if you believe that you may have been harmed as a result of medical malpractice. Pursuing a claim may be […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Filing Medical Malpractice Claims in North Carolina

Will my insurance company, Medicare or Medicaid be able to take part or all of my recovery because of how high my medical bills are? Health insurance companies may be entitled to assert “liens” on potential personal injury monetary recoveries asserting that the company should be reimbursed for money it […]

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Medical Errors are the Third Leading Cause of Death in America and the North Carolina Legislature Doesn’t Care

In a recent study published in The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal), one of the foremost medical journals in the world, two researchers from Johns Hopkins concluded that medical errors account for more than 250,000 deaths every year in the United States. This places these preventable errors in an […]

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WRAL Airs Story on How to Survive a Hospital Stay

WRAL’s 5 On Your Side recently ran a story on medical mistakes and gave suggestions on “how to survive a hospital stay.” Monica Laliberte interviewed John James whose analysis was published in the Journal of Patient Safety. Mr. James estimated 440,000 people a year die from medical mistakes. The analysis […]

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Wrongful Death Trail Verdict Against DHHS Affirmed

In this State Tort Claims Act case against DHHS, Martin & Jones proved that the negligence and wrongful conduct of employees and agents of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) caused the wrongful death of a gentleman who went to a state-operated alcohol and drug abuse […]

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Non-Profit Inquiry Debunks Theory That Litigation is to Blame for Soaring Medical Costs

Public Citizen, a national non-profit organization which represents consumer interests through, inter alia, lobbying, litigation, research, and public education, recently issued a comprehensive report which disproves the argument that medical malpractice litigation was the driving force behind increasing medical costs. The report is titled ‘No Correlation: Continued Decrease In Medical […]

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How Healthy Is Your County?

Do you want current information on the health of your county – well depending on what you find in the website discussed below – maybe not. This blog post is about a very interesting website chock-full of details about the health of nearly every county in the nation. This is […]

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Study Finds Malpractice Damages Caps Have NOT Controlled Health Care Costs or Premiums

In 2011, the North Carolina legislature passed so-called medical malpractice “reform,” which gives near legal immunity to emergency room medical providers and takes away a North Carolinian’s constitutional right to a jury trial, and substitutes damages caps determined by politicians in Raleigh instead of by 12 citizens in a community. […]

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9/11 Health and Compensation Act Doesn’t Cover Cancer

When the World Trade Center was built decades ago, asbestos was used as a building material, including as fireproofing that was sprayed onto the beams of the building during construction. A number of workers who were involved in the construction later developed asbestos related diseases like malignant mesothelioma (a virulent […]

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