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…

The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death. Recalled Product(s): AirLife Resuscitation Devices Product Codes: 2K8004, 2K8035C2, 2K8017, 2K8005, 2K8018, 2K8008, 2K8036, 2K8001, RE1DK5445D,2K8035M,2K8039,2K8004C2 Manufacturing Dates: February 5, 2018 to February 28, 2018 Distribution Dates: February 2,…

ISSUE: Haemonetics recently received reports of low pH readings for platelets stored in the CLX HP bag in certain lots of the Acrodose PLus and PL systems. In some instances the drop in pH is accompanied by a yellow discoloration of the storage bag. Platelets with pH lower than 6.2 and a lack of “swirl”…

ISSUE: FDA is alerting health care professionals to a voluntary recall of all non-expired products marketed as sterile made by Coastal Meds due to visible particles in some of the drug vials for injection. BACKGROUND: During FDA’s recent inspection of Coastal Meds, investigators observed visible particulates and poor sterile production practices which further raise concerns…