Many dog bites are minor and can heal quickly, leaving behind only a faint scar. Other dog bites can cause serious complications that permanently impair a person’s life. As leading Wilmington dog bite attorneys, we help injured victims get compensation after a devastating attack. We understand the severe complications that can result. Infection Many bacteria […]
Only one-third of ambulatory surgery centers voluntarily disclose how often patients are sent to an emergency department following complications that arise during a procedure. https://blog.definitivehc.com/high-patient-risk-ambulatory-surgery-centers
17 states do not require surgery centers to report patient deaths to the state or federal government. https://khn.org/news/lax-oversight-leaves-surgery-center-regulators-and-patients-in-the-dark/
A new joint investigation by USA TODAY and Kaiser Health News sheds light on surgery centers plagued by poor oversight, unqualified or ill-equipped staff and little-to-no accountability. http://letamericaknow.com/view_feature_ysk.php?memberid=22871&orderid=957&issueid=1903#
USA Today video features investigators, patients and families talking about how routine procedures performed at a surgery center became a medical nightmare. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M2d-2xY074
Over half of routine surgeries are now done in outpatient surgery centers instead of hospitals, up 32 percent since 2005: tonsillectomies, colonoscopies and cataract surgeries are just a few. Have you had a procedure done at a surgery center? How was your experience? https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181011005301/en/2018-Ambulatory-Surgery-Center-ASC-Market-Projected
Most surgery center procedures go off without a hitch. But new investigations show lax oversight and regulation may be putting patients at serious risk.http://letamericaknow.com/view_newsletter_ysk.php?memberid=22871&orderid=957&newsletterid=466&issueid=1903&subscriberid=
Rear-end collisions can happen anywhere—at an intersection, in a parking lot, or even out on the open road. They can leave people with serious injuries like whiplash or fractured vertebrae. One question we hear often is, “Who is responsible for a rear-end collision?” In most cases, the tailing vehicle that strikes the one ahead is […]
Medical professionals in North Carolina owe their patients a duty to use sufficient care. This duty extends also to dentists. If your dentist carelessly injures you, then you can receive compensation to help fix the mistakes and to make up for the pain that you experience. Few dentists are willing to admit to any mistake, […]
No one wants to give up on marriage. Yet there often comes a time when divorce seems like a real possibility. Marriages break down for a variety of reasons, including incompatibility, financial difficulties, and infidelity. At some point, you seem to be arguing more than you are enjoying each other’s company. At Hodges Coxe Potter […]
Starting a new business is an exciting experience. Before you can throw open your doors or begin advertising, you need to legally establish the business. This requires that you choose a business entity type. In North Carolina, business owners have several options from which to choose. Picking the best type is often complicated, but we […]
Financial scams, environmental damage, political payola, unsafe products, child slavery and sex abuse: It’s all here in Worst Corporate Conduct of 2018. Download here:
A new documentary by Steve Burrows talks about how his mother went in for hip surgery and came out with a coma. Read more about the medical errors here.
2018 Worst Corporate Conduct #4: General Motors has file three petitions in two years to try and get out of having to recall its vehicles with deadly Takata air bags.
2018 Worst Corporate Conduct #3: State Farm settled a $250 million RICO lawsuit for secretly funneling over $4 million into the campaign of a friendly state Supreme Court judge who later voted to overturn a $1.06 billion verdict against the insurer. That earned the “good hands” company third place on the 2018 Worst Corporate Conduct […]
How many times did you see corporate execs from major companies in the news last year apologizing for abusing their customers, employees and investors and the American people? And once the news media moved on, did those apologies really mean anything? Not really, according to this report:
2018 Worst Corporate Conduct #2: The world’s five largest publicly traded oil companies may have ignored warnings from their own researchers on the dangers of climate change caused by global warming.
As more and more people question why women are dying from pregnancy at high rates, a new bill that was passed claims that they don’t require states to examine whether flawed medical care played a role. Read more here.
2018 Worst Corporate Conduct #1: Student loan giant Navient was caught cheating borrowers, including the disabled and severely injured veterans.
Which big name companies behaved the WORST in 2018 on safety, consumer protection and civil justice? Here’s the list.