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Wrongful Death

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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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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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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Is There a Way to Avoid a Head-On Car Crash?

December 28, 2016   |  
Earlier this month, The Pilot reported on an incident involving a fatal head-on car accident that happened on NC 211 in Moore County. The deadly crash took place around 2:45 pm on a Thursday on NC 211 near Puckett Lane and involved three vehicles. Reportedly, leading up to the wreck,...
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Who Takes the Compensation in Claims for Wrongful Deaths?

February 5, 2016   |  
The division of the funds from a wrongful death claim are divided according to our intestacy statute which is found at NC General Statute sections 29-13, 29-14, 29-15  and 29-16.  Intestacy refers to persons who die without a will.  In other words, the funds from a wrongful death are not...
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