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Randy Appleton

Which Surgeries Put Patients Most at Risk of Surgical Errors?

Having to have surgery can be a scary proposition, even if the procedure is a minor one. Not only is the experience itself intimidating, but the incidents of surgical error that occur every day in medical facilities all over the […]

Randy Appleton

Safest and Worst Hospitals List Released for North Carolina

In North Carolina, 34 of 78 hospitals earned an A grade for hospital safety, but there were a few that earned Cs and Ds, according to a new survey released by The Leapfrog Group last month.  The grades for hospital […]

Randy Appleton

SC Jury Awards Victim’s Family $10 Million in Malpractice Lawsuit

When a medical malpractice claim is filed, it is not uncommon for the physician’s insurance company to offer a settlement to the victim – or the victim’s family if the malpractice killed the victim – in order to avoid litigating […]

Eric Washburn

Should Cell Phones Be Banned from Operating Rooms?

We are all familiar with how dangerous cell phone use can be while we are driving, but another place where they can be just as dangerous – and one where you probably have not thought about it – is the […]

Randy Appleton

How Safe Are Urgent Care Facilities?

There have been many changes in healthcare and how patients obtain treatment over the past few decades. One of the major changes is the increased popularity of urgent care and walk-in facilities where patients can obtain treatment when their own […]

Rick Shapiro

Surgical Patient Can Proceed With Lawsuit Against Doctor

A couple in Cumberland County, North Carolina may proceed with a medical malpractice lawsuit against Village Surgical Associates and practicing physician Michael S. Bryant, based in Fayetteville, North Carolina, according to a ruling by the North Carolina Supreme Court.  The 4-2 […]

Edwin Booth

New Estimates Find that Medical Errors Are Leading Cause of Death

There was a law change in North Carolina in 2011, and medical malpractice suits have plunged 46%. But experts say there has been no statistical evidence to show that medical errors have dropped.  According to a recent study by the […]

Guest Author

Missed Diagnosis or Misdiagnosis: Deadly Outcome for Skin Cancer Patients

According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. Although any diagnosis of cancer can be terrifying, skin cancer is often curable if it is recognized and treated early enough. However, a missed diagnosis […]

Guest Author

Intubation Errors – A Serious Form of Medical Malpractice

Intubation and anesthesia errors are a form of medical malpractice and can result in significant harm or even death. An anesthesiologist is a trained medical professional tasked with administering safe and effective drugs to patients before they undergo a serious […]

Guest Author

Double Booked Surgery Risks: Do You Know Where Your Surgeon Is?

Needing to have surgery can be a very stressful and frightening time. Even a minor operation brings with it some risks. Patients usually put their faith in their surgeon, and believe that surgeon will be entirely focused on them during […]