Many homes have fireplaces for aesthetic or heating purposes. But they have a dark side. In 2017, 83 North Carolinians lost their lives in house fires. Each year across the state, fire departments are called to homes where hot ashes or coals are improperly disposed of, and that can have devastating results. Read the rest »
Undergoing surgery is often a frightening experience when a patient must entrust his or her care to the experience and skill of a medical staff. North Carolina hospitals are among others in the nation where incidents of medical negligence have resulted in serious injury to patients. Surgical errors seem to be a leading cause of medical malpractice, resulting in approximately 5,000 incidents of serious injuries in 2014.
No one likes to think about the possibility of being involved in an automobile accident when traveling North Carolina roads as a motorist or passenger. However, even when a driver operates his or her vehicle according to the highest standards of safety and precaution, accidents sometimes still occur. Some result in serious injury and those involved might not know where to turn or how to get the help they need.
Many would agree that suffering a burn injury is always painful and, at times, quite serious. Depending upon the circumstances of an accident and the severity of a burn, the experience can alter one’s life forever, as well as necessitate ongoing, long-term assisted care in some cases. In some North Carolina cases, a serious injury caused by another person’s negligence results in the injured person filing a legal claim in a civil court.
When a person suffers a serious illness or injury, those who care for him or her in recovery can be deeply affected by the experience. A patient who has suffered a life-changing injury such as a serious burn is likely to require ongoing, long-term medical care. In some North Carolina medical facilities, as elsewhere in the nation, there are special burn units which are designed to provide the unique environment and specialized care that has been shown to improve a patient’s prognosis.
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