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Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Lawyer FAQ: What Damages Are Available?

March 6, 2020   |  
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a guest post by our friends at the Washington, D.C.-area personal injury law firm Cohen & Cohen. Losing a loved one is devastating. However, when death could have been prevented, but was caused by the careless actions of another party, it might be even harder for...
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Are Military Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Allowed? Yes, Under New Law

December 20, 2019   |  
Military medical malpractice lawsuits can be expected following passage of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. Under provisions of the new law, military service men and women will finally be allowed to hold the government accountable for injuries and illnesses suffered as a result of negligent medical care provided by...
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New Mesothelioma Treatment Enters Clinical Trial

August 19, 2019   |  
Patients suffering from mesothelioma may have more options for treatment in the near future Following promising results in an early test involving animal testing, Baylor College of Medicine Lung Institute is moving forward with a clinical trial of a new mesothelioma treatment. The new mesothelioma treatment combines immunotherapy with a...
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What is the Statute of Limitations? What You Need to Know in North Carolina

If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you have a limited amount of time to pursue legal action against the responsible party. As in all cases for remedy under civil law for damages, North Carolina has applicable periods of limitation (called Statute of Limitations) that define the period...
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What is the Feres Doctrine? Can Active Duty Military Sue for Medical Malpractice?

May 6, 2019   |  
IMPORTANT UPDATE (DECEMBER 2019) With the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019, military servicemen and women can now file claims against the government for medical malpractice committed by military doctors. This law effectively overrules the Feres Doctrine (more information below), which previously barred legal action against the...
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Fisher Price Recall: More Baby Sleeper Deaths Reported

URGENT UPDATE (April 12, 2019): The CPSC and Fisher-Price have announced a full recall on all Fisher-Price Rock n' Play baby sleepers after 30+ infant deaths reportedly linked. ***This story is evolving quickly. Please stay tuned to this blog, the Riddle & Brantley Facebook Page, the CPSC website and Mattel...
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Cipro Side Effects: Serious Fluoroquinolone Risks & Lawsuits

February 22, 2019   |  
Serious Fluoroquinolones and Cipro Side Effects The FDA recently issued a drug safety announcement advising that side effects of Cipro and other fluoroquinolone antibiotics may include increased risk for ruptures or tears in the aorta. Manufacturers of fluoroquinolones, such as Ciprofloxacin — also marketed as Cipro — must now warn the...
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Can I File a Medical Malpractice Claim Against My Dentist?

September 13, 2017   |  
Can you file a claim against a dentist for medical malpractice? Earlier this year, after the tragic death of their child, a mother and father have filed a wrongful death claim against the child's dentist, claiming a Medicaid scam led to their daughter losing her life. According to Fox Carolina,...
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Did a Teen Contract a Brain Eating Amoeba from a North Carolina Waterpark?

July 10, 2017   |  
North Carolina is home to splendid natural beauty and wonder as well as cultural curiosities. That’s why people from all over the world come to our fantastic state, but one such visit turned to tragedy last year. Now parents want justice for their daughter, and they have turned to the...
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What Should I Do If My Family Member Is Killed in a Forklift Accident?

June 16, 2017   |  
Per WRAL-TV, earlier this year, a 35-year-old man was killed in a tragic forklift accident. Reportedly, the deadly incident happened while the man was using a forklift to load equipment at Dean’s Towing and Recovery in Dunn, North Carolina. According to Erwin police, the man died from injuries he sustained...
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