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Personal Injury Glossary
We provide a glossary of some key personal injury terms for your convenience.

Preparing to Meet with Your Personal Injury Attorney
Before meeting with your attorney, it is wise to prepare information relating to your case. This checklist provides different types of information you may be asked to bring to an initial meeting with your personal injury attorney.

What to Expect in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
To have a personal injury claim, you (or a loved one) must have been injured due to the negligence of another. Injuries are often physical in nature, but they do not have to be; some injuries are emotional. The type and cause of injury may vary greatly depending on the circumstances of your case. In such a claim, the plaintiff (injured person) must determine who is responsible for the injuries suffered, establish that person’s negligence and show the court the type and amount of losses incurred in order to be awarded compensation for injuries. The following article discusses the elements of a personal injury case and the types of damages you may be able to recover.

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Seeking help for victims of anesthesia errors

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Hospital, doctors accused in birth injury lawsuit

A new baby is generally cause for great happiness in a North Carolina family. If something happens during the birth that harms the baby, it can not only emotionally devastate a family, but it can cause them significant financial strain for the rest of the child’s...

Handoffs in health care can lead to patient harm

When a patient is in a North Carolina hospital or under the care of a doctor, he or she may receive care from multiple providers. Handoffs are common, whether it’s a surgeon handing off a patient to a nurse post-operation or handing off a patient to another type of...

Medication errors can result from electronic health record mistakes

It seems that almost everything is computerized. When a North Carolina resident visits the doctor, data related to the visit is entered into the computer and any prescriptions are electronically sent to the pharmacy. Additionally, this information is uploaded to the...

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