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Could a Doctor’s Choice of Treatment Lead to a North Carolina Medical Malpractice Claim?

by Keith Adkins | September 11th, 2014

One of the leading causes for North Carolina medical malpractice claims is hospital-acquired infection (HAI). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that on any given day, 1 in 25 hospitals will treat a patient who developed an infection while receiving care at that same facility. Furthermore, 75,000 of those patients will die while [...]

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How to Avoid a North Carolina Bicycle Accident as School Starts

by Keith Adkins | September 4th, 2014

Fall is in the air, and in North Carolina that means many students are returning to school. A growing number of these students are choosing bicycles as a means of transportation, but it’s important for cyclists to keep several safety tips in mind to avoid being involved in a North Carolina bicycle accident. Wearing a [...]

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How Common Is North Carolina Nursing Home Abuse? What Can You Do To Prevent It?

by Keith Adkins | August 28th, 2014

Nursing home abuse and neglect in North Carolina comes in many forms. In fact, there were approximately 20,000 complaints of elderly and disabled patients in the state suffering harm while under a physician’s care during 2011. Those claims ranged from medication errors to assaults on patients. Two recent cases bring into perspective just how common [...]

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Contaminated Water Isn’t the Only Concern After a Coal Ash Spill

by Keith Adkins | August 21st, 2014

Electricity is essential to our everyday lives in the United States. Without it, we can’t cook food, wash our clothes, have light to see, or have air conditioning in our homes. What many people may not realize though, is that getting power comes with human and environmental costs. Large portions of the plants that supply [...]

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2 Ways North Carolina Sexual Abuse Victims Can Hold Their Attackers Accountable

by Keith Adkins | August 14th, 2014

Sexual abuse is a very real problem in North Carolina. In fact, statistics show that in 2011 there were 5,105 cases of North Carolina sexual abuse investigated by state agencies. The case of a former Gaston County wrestling coach who was recently convicted of inappropriate sexual contact with his athletes has brought the spotlight to the [...]

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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Victims Still Fighting for Compensation

by Keith Adkins | August 7th, 2014

The men and women who serve in the United States military sacrifice everything for our country, yet our own government is responsible for poisoning thousands of service members and their families by allowing pollution to occur on military bases across the country. One of the most serious and documented cases of toxic exposure caused by [...]

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Study Finds Number of Hospital Errors Are Increasing

by Keith Adkins | July 31st, 2014

It’s no secret or surprise that mistakes are made in hospitals and doctor’s offices everyday, but one study is showing these errors may be occurring at a rate that is much higher than previously believed. In fact, researchers showed as many as 400,000 hospital errors may occur in the United States each year. The study—which [...]

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How a Statute of Limitations Can Effect Your Medical Malpractice Claim

by Keith Adkins | July 24th, 2014

When a person is harmed while under a physician’s care, they may be entitled to seek compensation. It’s important for these victims to remember that there may be a statute of limitations on the time frame in which such claims must be made though. A statute of limitations is simply a law that restricts the [...]

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2 Ways Sports-Related Brain Injury Numbers Are Being Reduced

by Keith Adkins | July 17th, 2014

More information is available than ever before about the dangers of a sports-related brain injury. Despite this fact, high school athletes continue to suffer devastating blows to the head—especially when playing football. In fact, experts estimate as many as 75,000 emergency room visits per year are directly associated with football-related head injuries. These numbers leave [...]

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Organizations Working To Reduce North Carolina Bicycle Accidents

by Keith Adkins | July 10th, 2014

The warm weather of summer combined with schools being out of session for vacation means more bicycles are on the road in North Carolina. Unfortunately, this higher volume of cyclists also means a potential increase in the number of North Carolina bicycle accidents that are recorded. In fact, the North Carolina Department of Transportation reports [...]

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