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What is Medical Malpractice?

North Carolina medical malpractice laws are strictly defined by statute. The laws set not only the statute of limitations on malpractice claims but also the maximum amount a patient may collect in a successful malpractice case. Here are some basics about medical malpractice law that everyone should know. What is malpractice? Malpractice is when a […]

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An Update on the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

After the outbreak of fungal meningitis was identified in September, a congressional committee was formed to investigate exactly what happened and recommend steps to prevent a similar occurrence in the future.  The meningitis outbreak was due to a tainted injectable drug (methylprednisolone acetate) used to treat pain and swelling that was manufactured by the New […]

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Keeping Your Car in Good Shape

There has been some talk of late of dropping the requirement in North Carolina for an annual vehicle inspection. Many states have dropped this requirement, believing that it does not truly make the roads safer. Whether an inspection is required or not, it is a good idea to keep your vehicle in good working order. […]

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What is Wrongful Death?

By James Merritt, Jr., Attorney at Law Wrongful death is defined under North Carolina statute as the death of a person due to the “wrongful act, neglect or default” of another party. While many of these wrongful death cases will result in felony charges against the negligent party, the law also permits the legal representative […]

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