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The Role Of Expert Witnesses In Medical Malpractice Cases

2018-10-23T19:58:23+00:00

  Medical malpractice cases in North Carolina are governed by statute. North Carolina medical malpractice laws govern time limitations, places limits on certain damages while outlining requirements for the evidence required in medical malpractice suits.    Expert Review Required  North Carolina is more restrictive than many states when it comes to medical malpractice cases. Before a malpractice action can be filed against a physician or health care facility, the claimant must employ an expert to review the case. The expert must be familiar with the standard of care for physicians in the area of practice that is the subject of the lawsuit, and must sign a sworn [...]

2018-10-23T19:58:23+00:00

Standard of Care in North Carolina Medical Malpractice Cases

2018-08-28T21:17:16+00:00

If a health care professional makes a mistake and a patient is injured or killed, an action for medical malpractice may be brought against the person or entity responsible for the injury. In any medical malpractice case, you must prove that the doctor or hospital failed to exercise the proper standard of care in the treatments. What exactly is the standard of care, and how can you prove that a doctor’s actions fell below the accepted standard?  What is a Standard of Care?  The standard of care is what a reasonable health care professional would do in the given circumstances. If [...]

2018-08-28T21:17:16+00:00

Multi-Million Wrongful Death Verdicts Against Dialysis

2018-07-17T23:00:21+00:00

In March of this year, a Colorado jury awarded a verdict of nearly four million dollars to the families of three families whose loved ones had died of cardiac arrest after being treated at dialysis centers run by DaVita, Inc. DaVita operates hundreds of dialysis centers throughout the country. Additional lawsuits have been brought against the manufacturer of the dialysis treatment drug Granuflo, used in the treatment of the Colorado patients and others until it was recalled by the FDA in 2012. A jury in California recently awarded seven million dollars to the family of a man who committed suicide in [...]

2018-07-17T23:00:21+00:00

When Is A Doctor Responsible For Opioid Overdose? 

2018-07-17T23:01:53+00:00

Opioid addiction is one of the most dangerous health crises in America. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than one-quarter of patients who are prescribed opioids for pain relief misuse the medications, and between eight and twelve percent end up addicted. Each day, 115 people in the United States die of opioid overdoses; three of those are North Carolina residents. Despite these alarming statistics, millions of people are prescribed medications like hydrocodone, oxycodone, fentanyl, and morphine for acute and chronic pain. Many addicts, when they are unable to obtain prescriptions, turn to illegal drugs like heroin. To what extent may a doctor be held responsible when a [...]

2018-07-17T23:01:53+00:00
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