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Potential Dog Bite Complications

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 […]

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High Patient Risk Ambulatory Surgery Centers

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

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Report Patient Deaths to the Government

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/

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Investigation on Unqualified Surgery Centers

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#

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How To Avoid Medical Nightmares

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

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Surgeries Done in Outpatient Centers

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

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Do Your Homework Before You Choose A Surgery Center

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=

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Rear-End Collisions: Who is at Fault?

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 […]

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Winning a Malpractice Suit Against a Dentist

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, […]

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Is it Too Early to Meet With a Divorce Attorney?

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 […]

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What Legal Form Should My Business Take?

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 […]

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Worst Corporate Conduct of 2018

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:

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2018 Worst Corporate Conduct #4

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.

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2018 Worst Corporate Conduct #3

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 […]

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Apologies From Big Name Companies

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:

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2018 Worst Corporate Conduct #2

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.

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