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How Did The Opioid Epidemic In NC Begin?

Opioid abuse has hit an all-time high in NC. Over recent months, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein has been highlighting the issue, but how did we get here? How did we get to the point of abuse before we realized the problem existed in the first place? How did the North Carolina opioid epidemic… Read more »

The Practice Of Opioid Malpractice

There’s a crisis brewing in America’s doctors offices, an issue that has gone long overlooked by victims, instigators and lawmakers, but not anymore. Since 2007, opioid prescriptions have increased by nearly 10%. In 2012 alone, healthcare providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid pain medication. That’s enough for every single adult in the United States… Read more »

18 Hospital Patients Possibly Exposed to Deadly Brain Disease

When you turn to a medical professional to handle a major heath procedure, you never expect mistakes to be made during that treatment that could potentially impact your quality of life. Unfortunately, mistakes can happen – and more often than we may like. According to reports, up to 18 patients at Forsyth Medical Center may… Read more »

Medical Malpractice Caps: A Recent Decision

Did you know that a law passed in October 2011 caps the amount of non-economic damages you can receive from a medical malpractice case? Non-economic damages refer to issues such as emotional distress, pain and suffering, etc. The current cap sits at $500,000. There are arguments to be made on both sides of the issue,… Read more »

What Patients Need to Know About PCA Pumps

A young woman was admitted to a hospital with a severe case of strep throat. The next morning she was dead. How did this happen? A recent article about the dangers of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pumps has highlighted Amanda’s story. A PCA pump is designed to give patients a dose of opioid pain medication at… Read more »

Malpractice Changes Approved

RALEIGH, N.C. – A Republican-led effort to change North Carolina’s medical-malpractice rules and limit certain monetary damages for harmed patients cleared a significant hurdle Tuesday when a Senate judiciary panel recommended the measure. A majority on the Senate committee agreed to endorse a bill that proponents argue will stabilize malpractice insurance premiums for the long… Read more »

Ruptured Membrane Injury

A premature ruptured membrane, or more commonly known as PROM, is a serious issue and threat to the mother and unborn child. A ruptured membrane is considered premature when it occurs before 37 weeks. A pregnant mother diagnosed with a premature ruptured membrane should be cared for urgently. Often, labor and delivery are induced soon… Read more »