Medical malpractice is a type of personal injury law that allows injured plaintiffs to hold healthcare providers responsible for harms that result from medical errors or mistakes, or intentionally harmful conduct. When a healthcare provider makes a mistake or fails to live up to the standards of care set by the American Medical Association and…

When doctors fail to diagnose cancer properly, patients can require much more aggressive treatments, and many will die. Cancer misdiagnosis is unfortunately common. According to statistics kept by the Journal of Clinical Oncology, a misdiagnosis happens almost 30% of the time. Doctors can misdiagnose cancer in many ways. For example, they can completely miss the…

Medical errors are a leading cause of death and injury in the United States, and hundreds of thousands of people pay the price. If you have been injured by a doctor or other health care provider, you might need expensive corrective surgery or other care, and you could be in considerable pain. At our firm,…

Patients depend on doctors to make them well and to use sufficient care and skill while being treated. Unfortunately, some doctors make careless mistakes that end up harming their patients, physically and emotionally. As a leading North Carolina law firm dedicated to helping medical malpractice victims, we frequently receive questions about this issue. If you’ve…

Surgery is very lucrative for surgeons and hospitals, so it should come as no surprise that many doctors encourage surgery when there is no real reason for it. In fact, according to an investigation by USA Today, around 10-20% of surgeries are probably unnecessary. Because surgery carries risks, many patients are exposed to avoidable injuries.…

Most people find it unthinkable that a surgeon would leave a medical instrument behind in a patient’s body after a procedure because we expect to receive nothing but the best possible care from our medical professionals. However, this situation happens far more often than people realize, and thousands of people every year who undergo surgery…

It is a sad fact that doctors are not perfect. Indeed, medical mistakes now stand as the third leading cause of death in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of people either die or suffer serious injuries because of medical negligence. As a leading North Carolina medical malpractice firm, one common question we receive is,…

Medical malpractice remains far too common. Recently, researchers determined that medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States. Only cancer and heart conditions are responsible for more deaths. In too many cases, negligent healthcare providers fail to take the proper safety precautions to protect patients. Multiple different parties could…